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Experience Level: Expert/Professional
Occupation: Professional Musician
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Young, fresh, inspiring, and talented are all adjectives that describe the fiddler Patrick McAvinue. It was at the age of seven when a friend introduced him to the violin. In view of his talents, his family supported him in taking private lessons. The three years he was classically trained during school helped him for when at the age of ten Amy Hopkins, a Peabody graduate, began teaching him fiddle tunes that came from all over the world. He then went on to take lessons from Troy Engle, a multi-instrumentalist who has performed with Patty Loveless, Buddy Jewel, Oak Ridge Boys, and The Issacs. He has participated in many fiddle competitions and was even honored with the title of Delaware State Fiddle Champion repeatedly from 2003-2005. He has also been a Candidate for International Bluegrass Music Association’s Fiddle Player of Year for 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Throughout his career, Patrick has performed and recorded with many incredible Bluegrass/Country musicians such as Marty Stuart, JD Crowe, Paul Williams, Bobby Osborne, Del and Ronnie McCoury, Michael Cleveland, Mike Auldridge, Mark Schatz, and Jazz/Free Improvisation musicians Ellery Eskelin and Gerald Cleaver. Music has taken him all over the world. As a member of the Bluegrass Super-group Audie Blaylock and Redline, he has toured the entire continental United States, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Holland and Australia. He is featured on all of the group’s recordings, which have received high accolades throughout the Bluegrass/Country world. In May of 2011, Patrick received 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. Patrick McAvinue has two current solo releases: Grave Run (2006), and Rutland's Reel (2008) available through Patuxent Music. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Quotes about Patrick: "To me the most awesome thing about Patrick's playing is that he is not afraid of taking chances. Every time you hear him play he will play something different, but yet equally as exciting as the last. Killer!!"-Michael Cleveland "The most inventive fiddler in Bluegrass today."-Audie Blaylock _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Awards: Baker Artist Award Grant (2012) Delaware Fiddle Champion (2003-2005) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Recordings: Solo- Grave Run, Patuxent Music, 2006 Rutland’s Reel, Patuxent Music, 2008 As a member of Audie Blaylock and Redline- Audie Blaylock & Redline (Self-titled), Rural Rhythm Records, 2009 Cryin’ Heart Blues, Rural Rhythm Records, 2010 Live at Graves Mountain, Rural Rhythm Records, 2010 I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky: A Bill Monroe Celebration, Rural Rhythm Records, 2011 Live at Bean Blossom, Rural Rhythm Records, 2011 Hard Country, Rural Rhythm Records, 2012 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Publications: Patrick’s original composition, Waltz for Kelly, was featured in the Australian publication Trad & Now Magazine, Volume 11, No. 9. Article written by Lindsay Mar. Trad & Now Magazine: “Australia’s No. 1 monthly trational and contemporary folk, blues, roots, alternative, bluegrass and world music magazine.” As a member of Audie Blaylock & Redline, Patrick was in a featured article of BMP: Bluegrass Music Profiles, Sept/Oct 2012. BMP is a bi-monthly magazine that features interviews with leading artists in the Bluegrass industry.
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