Saloon Singer

Father Grandfather Entertainer Producer

A Musical Journey … Always an Unpredictable Ride’ – NY Times

An integral part of the historic Jersey Shore Music scene, Pat Guadagno is well known for his rousing, spot-on performance style and unique interpretations of other artists’ work. A folk legend, both in culture and musical style, he is recognized internationally by guitar magazines for his almost supernatural and mistake-free guitar technique:

From raucous, invigorated strumming to tender finger-picking a showcase of Guadagno’s mastery of the acoustic guitar.” Acoustic Guitar World.

Pat Guadagno’s music is featured in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime Series  Calfornication, and in several films, winning ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2022 Garden State Film Festival. The Journey began sharing Stages with such diverse artists as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Paul & Mary, BB King, Tanya Tucker, the Mavericks, Jorma Kaukenan, America, Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield, Graham Parker, Richard Thompson, Gary US Bonds and recently Keb’ Mo’ and Zac Brown.

The musical director on METV’s Big Variety Show headlines festivals from Toronto Canada to Zihuatanejo Mexico and performs Our National Anthem at Major League baseball and football stadiums across the US.
His high-profile, reverent, theatrical tributes to Van Morrison – A Marvelous Night, Tom Waits – Heart of Saturday Night, John Prine – Souvenirs and Bob Dylan – BobFest, have earned him more accolades than his folksy ancestors can shake a proverbial stick at.

After decades of delivering the songs of both well and lesser-known songwriters, with a soothing unflinching tenor, and recording albums wherein he collaborated with jazz legend John Tropea and Grammy award winner Keb Mo’, the New Jersey troubadour just released his 6th album, 1964, a stirring homage to some of the artists who helped him discover and maintain his passion.

Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” ― André Gide

Holding songwriters in the highest regard, Guadagno’s respectful treatment of their work has a dedicated fanbase re-discovering their music, many preferring his versions to the originals. Genuine in his belief that music should be shared not archived.

“The warriors of winter give a cold triumphant shoutAnd all that stays is dying and all that lives is getting out”Joni Mitchell

Winter finds our hero in the Florida Keys, and Caribbean Islands entertaining audiences and annoying golfers in his lifelong struggle to break 100, and the dress code at the finest Golf Courses in the world.