ARTIST: Pat McGee
CATALOGUE TITLES: General Admission, Revel, From The Wood
LABEL: Rock Ridge Music
STREET DATE: Available Now Online
PAT McGEE – “Rebecca (Live)”
– On-Tour with Steven Kellogg & The Sixers
– Headlining CMJ 2008 Performance
– Appearing as CMJ 2008 Panelist, panel topic “Artist Managers: The New Labels?”
– Performing on Simple Man Cruise 2009, alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker Band, 38 Special, Molly Hatchet and more
– New studio album “These Days” in stores March 20, 2009
– Pat McGee is available for interviews
FROM THE ARTIST:
Pat McGee is one of the most successful touring artists nationwide, bringing original melodic rock, trademark rich harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, strong musicianship and energy to shows that are flat-out fun. Over the last 13 years, he has typically performed around 250 shows a year – selling out many
top venues and building a strong nationwide fan base. Pat has been on the bill with major artists, such as Allman Brothers Band, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, Counting Crows, Blues Traveler, and James Taylor. Pat McGee has produced seven albums, three independently, one with Giant/Warner Brothers, one with Warner Brothers, a CD/DVD with Kirtland Records and now, the latest independent release “These Days (The Virginia Sessions).” His independent albums include “from the wood,” “Revel,” “General Admission” (live) and their most recent album “These Days (The Virginia Sessions).” Pat is currently in the writing phase for the next album, including some co-writing opportunities he has taken part in recently with Emerson Hart (ex Tonic), Stephen Kellogg and Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel). Fans can expect a new album soon featuring this work.
While in college, Pat produced his solo debut album “from the wood.” After graduating, he formed his band in 1995, which played often in the Richmond and DC-areas and up and down the East coast before becoming a national headline band playing shows at the premier 1000-2000 seat venues in the U.S. and Canada. Early on, he allowed fans to tape live shows and encouraged them to trade those recordings. A fan-sponsored group “Identities,” named after one of Pat’s first songs, helped spread the music far and wide in the early years. Many of those original Identities remain his most loyal fans.
Pat McGee is a seven-time veteran of the popular Rock Boat cruises, and also appeared on Cayamo Concert Cruise, an entertainment cruise featuring some of the top singer-songwriters in the business. Pat McGee performed on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” and has been seen on many ESPN events. He has performed the National Anthem at many major league sports event, including a Washington Redskins game, which for Pat, a long-time Redskins fan, was one of the highlights of his career. He has also performed for PGA golfer, John Daly’s charity events.
Pat suffered a tragic loss in Fall 2006 when drummer Chris Williams died suddenly and unexpectedly of heart failure at the age of 38. Williams had been the Pat’s drummer from the beginning days of Pat McGee. The loss of Chris lit a fire underneath Pat to continue on in full force.