Biography

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Rich Patton is a recently retired educator but playing and performing music is his passion.  Rich sings and plays guitar.  He also doubles on blues harmonica and tenor saxophone.  He uses a loop station, which allows him to digitally record his accompaniment during performances.  At the press of a pedal, the accompaniment will repeat allowing him to step back and play solos on the guitar, blues harmonica and saxophone adding variety to this one-man show.

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 Rich loves to play the blues and R&B but his performances also include country, old rock n’ roll, jazz, classic favorites, slide guitar and special songs improvised for people in the audience.    "Baby Boomers" will find lots of their favorites from the 50's, 60's and 70's.  Tell him about birthdays as the standard “Happy Birthday” will be followed by an improvised, unique birthday song. Bring the kids because he also does special songs and games that children love. Rich has played in many venues in Alaska, Thailand and the US.  He also loves to play and perform in classrooms with children.