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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 fingerpicking, this is a showcase of Guadagno’s mastery of the acoustic guitar.” – Acoustic Guitar World.

Pat Guadagno’s music is featured in several films, winning ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2022 Garden State Film Festival. He gained worldwide notoriety when his version of Warren Zevon’s Don’t Let Us Get Sick underscored an episode of the Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Californication.

The Journey began sharing stages with such diverse artists as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Paul & Mary, BB King, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tanya Tucker, the Mavericks, Jorma Kaukonen, America, Rick Danko, Paul Butterfield, Graham Parker, Richard Thompson, and Gary US Bonds, leading to direct support for 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 celebrations—A Marvelous Night: Van Morrison, Heart of Saturday Night: Tom Waits, Souvenirs: John Prine, Hankover: Hank Williams, and Bobfest: Bob Dylan – have earned him more accolades than his folksy ancestors can shake a proverbial stick at.

Holding them in the highest regard, Guadagno delivers the music of both lesser and well-known songwriters with a soothing, unflinching tenor. His respectful treatment of their work has a dedicated, worldwide fanbase re-discovering music, many preferring his versions to the originals.  His discography includes collaborations with jazz legend John Tropea, metal rocker Buck Dharma, Dove Award winner Steve Delopoulos and Grammy Award winner Keb Mo’. The New Jersey troubadour just released, 1964, a stirring homage to some of the artists who helped him discover and maintain his passion from the magical year that changed everything. His genuineness lies in his belief that music should be shared, not archived.

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


When the warriors of winter give a cold triumphant shout, we find our hero below the 30th parallel in the Florida Keys, Caribbean Islands, and Mexico, entertaining audiences and annoying golfers in his lifelong struggle to break 100 and the dress code at golf courses around the world.