After first appearing at the 2018 Festival, Patsy O’Brien has become a Spanish Peaks regular. It is likely because Patsy’s talents are so unique, truly inhabiting a niche of his own. The NY Irish Echo is quoted (on his website) as saying that Patsy “‘Falls in the void between Van Morrison, Robbie Robertson and Jethro Tull.” While Patsy is clearly an outstanding guitarist and singer, it is more likely Patsy’s ability to tell a story and to put a creative twist onto a traditional song that makes him such a favorite. One such example would be his rendition of Irish folk song, “The Star of the County Down.”
This year Patsy once again headlines in Cuchara, starting the Festival off at the Dog Bar Thursday, September 22, 2022. He will be performing and speaking throughout the Festival, so make sure you look for his concerts and workshops.
You can also follow Patsy on his Facebook page and check out lots of video content.
We will be publishing the official schedule and the opportunity to purchase tickets very shortly. Please watch for an email announcement as soon as they are up on the website.