Pat Donohue
Pat Donohue
Grammy-winning fingerstyle guitarist Pat Donohue will appear Friday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chatfield Center for the Arts in Chatfield.

As a musician, Donahue has earned national recognition for his mastery of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, which he exhibits weekly as the guitarist for the Guys All Star Shoe Band on Garrison Keillor's radio program "A Prairie Home Companion."

Chet Atkins called him one of the greatest finger-pickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing "haunting."

Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Donahue manages to blend jazz and blues with folk and the mix is seamless. Over the years, he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including "Sushi-Yucky" and "Would You Like to Play the Guitar?"

Honors include a Grammy award, several Minnesota Music Awards and the prestigious title of 1983 National Finger Picking Guitar Champion.

His original tunes have been recorded by Chet Atkins, Suzy Bogguss and Kenny Rogers.

Opening the concert will be the local favorite CBB Jazz Combo, which includes Curt Peterson, Roy Cerling, Jerry Barrett, Randy Wilson and Nathan Davidson.

Tickets are available on-line at www.chosenbeanconcerts.org or www.chatfieldcfa.com at $20 each. Seating is limited.