Deeply rooted, but not mired in the Historic Jersey Shore music scene, Pat Guadagno’s unique interpretations of other artists’ work, found a radio audience on both Broadcast and Satellite Radio. His version of Warren Zevon’s DONT LET US GET SICK was featured in the Award-winning SHOWTIME series Californication.
Band leader and Musical Director for METV’s Big Joe Henry Variety Show, Guadagno has released 5 albums filled with musical surprises including collaborations with Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ and Dove Award winner, Steven Delopoulos.
His unconventional stylings are prominent in both his recordings and onstage, where he has created reverent, theatrical productions celebrating the music of Tom Waits, John Prine, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.
The well-traveled troubadour has performed Our National Anthem at Major League ballparks and NFL stadiums across the country, but the high point came in a Playoff game in front of 82,000 football fans as the Giants beat the Cowboys, on their way to winning Super Bowl XLVI.
Headlining events across North America from the Toronto Film Festival to the Festival de la Guitarra in Zihuantanejo Mexico, Guadagno has shared stages with legends, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Paul & Mary, BB King, Jorma Kaukonen, Gary US Bonds, America, Keb’ Mo’, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Bruce ‘What’s-His-Name‘ , Richard Thompson, Graham Parker and Delbert McClinton (most of whom were unaware of his presence).
The well-traveled troubadour escapes cold New Jersey winters in Key West, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados, performing music and annoying golfers in his attempt to break 100, and the dress code at golf courses around the world.
“A musical journey…Always an Unpredictable Ride” – The New York Times
“Talk about breathing new life into old chestnuts …This Guy is Big Time” – Vin Scelsa – Idiots Delight
“From raucous, invigorated strumming to tender finger-picking a showcase of Guadagno’ s mastery of the acoustic guitar.” Music City News
“Using a strong strumming technique and gentle melodic finger picking, Guadagno’ s style, content and interpretation of others material, grabs you by the ears and forces you to listen – The Trentonian
“Sporting an appealingly raspy voice, a clean, straightforward style of dynamic guitar playing, and a wonderful knack for bringing a simple song to exceptionally exciting and energetic life – Jersey Beat