2015 International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, is regarded as one of the most innovative and driven young fiddlers in the industry, able to translate the traditions of Bluegrass into a fresh, eclectic, forward-thinking language of his own. Patrick’s CD release, Rutland’s Reel, is described as, “a roller coaster of pure uncut fiddle nirvana” (Joseph Scott, Country Music Pride).
A highly in-demand sideman, he has performed and recorded with Bluegrass music icons Bobby Osborne, Del McCoury, Marty Stuart, Paul Williams and J.D. Crowe, to name a few. He and his fiddle have appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere, The Country Ren-dez vous Festival in Crappone, FR, The U.S. Embassy in Quito, EC, Die Dreikönigskirche in Dresden, DE, The Koppernik Theatre in Prague, CZ and The Harrietville Bluegrass & Country Festival in Harrietville, AUS. Patrick toured with the acclaimed Bluegrass super-group Audie Blaylock & Redline, and is a founding member of the Baltimore-based traditional roots quartet Charm City Junction. He is a featured recording artist for the Patuxent Music recording label.
Patrick holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Towson University, where he studied under the direction of renowned pianist Tim Murphy, trumpeter David Ballou and violinist Dr. Jeffrey Howard. Currently, Patrick resides in Baltimore, MD where he is a private music educator, teaching children and adults alike.