PAT GARRETT BIO
Singer/songwriter Pat Garrett often finds inspiration from situations that invoke controversy. For example, when Sarah Palin was a hot topic, his song "Moose Shootin' Mama" landed him on the campaign trail with the then vice-presidential hopeful, after the Governor's office in Alaska heard the song. "It was a great ride...until November 4", laughs Garrett.
So it's no surprise that his new album "CountryVersial Tunes" is full of topics that will make people talk. Songs like "Bailout", "Stick Your Oil" and "Rollin' My Own" reflect the views of many Americans on topics effecting their freedoms, while "Wild Girls", "Honey Don't Pay the Ransom", and "Wild Hog" show a peek of Garrett's biker side.
It may seem at first glance that songs about national controversies are odd woven in with fun-loving biker songs, until you realize that the whole album, with its rockin' infectious rhythms, reflect what America's all about...freedom.
The singer with a rich baritone voice started on Polygram Records, and achieved six nationally-charted Billboard singles. He has performed with legendary artists like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Porter Wagoner, and little Jimmy Dickens, to name a few.
Several of Pat’s songs have been cut by artists from genres as diverse as the UK’s popular punk rock group, Arctic Monkeys, (“Bad Woman") to polka king Jimmy Sturr, and comedian Charlie Prose (“Suck It In”) to Grammy-award winning songwriter Hoyte
Axton and Tommy Cash ("Old Timers).
When not touring with his five-piece group, The Pat Garrett Band, which includes Garrett on guitar and fiddle, Suzy Dalton on bass guitar, Mitch Wolfe on keyboards, Tom Vollmer on steel, and Dan Vollmer on drums, he divides his time between Nashville and Pennsylvania.