“It’s all about the song. It has to be. If it isn’t, then as far as I’m concerned, you’re missing the point.” – Pat O’Shea
The Hudson River Valley’s boundless music scene is home for singer/songwriter/guitarist Pat O’Shea. The former sideman continues to impress with his well-crafted songs and strong musicianship. His resume is equally impressive and includes six years playing guitar for the legendary Levon Helm, countless shows backing Blues greats James Cotton and Hubert Sumlin, as well as collaborations with Jimmy Vivino (Conan O’Brien, The Fab Faux), David Johansen (The New York Dolls) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan) among others.
O’Shea’s songs are pure American music, influenced equally by heartland Country, down-home Blues and straight ahead Rock n Roll. His thoughtful lyrics, inspirational melodies and powerful arrangements will rock you hard, let you down easy and take you everywhere in between.
Pat’s release, “Con Safos”, is available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/patosheaandthehonestmen