I am delighted to have as my guest artist, composer, musician, and dare I say, modern day renaissance man, Pat Daugherty. Pat is perhaps best known for his work fronting the New York Electric Piano. Their latest release is “Black Hole in One” that showcases Pat’s unique groove-based and totally funk-jazz centered songwriting, as well as his lyrical and vocal side as well. In addition to New York Electric Piano, Pat has recorded a couple of solo albums, juggles additional projects like dance choreography, fine art painting, photography (the cover art for “Black Hole in One” is his handiwork), he has written a couple of screenplays and is an avid reader with a deep interest in history and historical events. You see what I mean? A veritable renaissance man. Which is probably why I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with Pat. So much so that our conversation spans two podcasts–I broke our time together into two separate downloads, both of which you will find via your podcast application of choice–be it iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, or other means. Lastly, before we head into the conversation, Pat recently relocated from Manhattan to Lancaster, PA, which afforded us the opportunity to conduct the interview face to face, not virtually via Skype. We met In the friendly confines of my home studio here in Carlisle which was a first for me and a real positive experience that I hope is reflected not only in the quality of the audio, but also the engaging conversation that took place. Also, as you will hear in a moment, Pat and I jumped into our conversation by talking a little local and state history. Alright, without further adieu, my conversation with Pat Daughtery.
Reviews of the latest album from New York Electric Piano, Black Hole in One:
Music featured in episode 2:
Music featured in episode 3: