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Pat Kirtley
Pat Kirtley is a gifted performer who combines a rich musical heritage with masterful contemporary technique on the acoustic guitar.

This National Fingerstyle Champion’s musical roots are from the southern country and bluegrass tradition, but it is his original material that places him on the cutting edge of new acoustic music. His repertoire is one that defies categorization, weaving tunes into a tapestry of folk, pop, celtic, and down-home country, translated to the guitar with honesty, humor and depth. Clean, driving, melodically pure compositions are his trademark. His style expands the boundaries of the folk genre, reflect the far-reaching impact and current popularity of the acoustic guitar. Pat’s CD Kentucky Guitar was named one of the “Top 59 Acoustic Albums of 1996” by Japan’s Player Magazine, and Pat was honored to be named one of “The Next Generation of Hot New Acoustic Acts" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the December 1997 issue.

Pat's deadpan wit, engaging personality and splendid versatility are elements that combine to create a unique musical experience. He delights enthusiastic audiences at concerts, festivals, and workshops throughout the United States and Europe.


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