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Pat Robitaille Firehall Concert

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Station 1 Coffeehouse

28 Main Street East

Grimsby, ON L3M 1M9

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It started in his bedroom with an 8­track recorder purchased from the local music shop. He was 15 and his ability to write, record and produce was uncanny. A flood of original material was captured to tape. The shop owner caught wind and played bootlegged songs for customers: one of which a Detroit session drummer. Thoroughly impressed, he passed the music on to his industry friends. It wasn’t long before Pat was in LA with a major label deal in the works. But it all felt a little too commercial for him. instead he fled to Nashville for a dose of musical reality. He connected with members of The Muzik Mafia, who at the time were riding on the success of Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and a slew of other southern country rockers. The Mafia experience was his music 101 learning in depth about the music industry; life on the road, the work it takes to succeed, songwriting and everything in­ between...He took his newfound knowledge back home to Canada (born and raised in Windsor across the river from Detroit, Michigan) and started releasing music on his own. He teamed up with an established booking agency and hit the road. Performing everywhere from run­down coffee shops to massive amphitheatre stages and touring with the likes of The Hip, Beach Boys & Tedeschi Trucks Band. He sold thousands of records from the back of his van. He slept on couches and floors, king sized beds and yachts. In his mid­ twenties Pat formed the critically acclaimed soul/rock trio The Walkervilles with his musical hometown pals. The band (which started as a nod to Motown) rocketed to success after the independent release of their debut album. They found themselves recording at Willie Neslon’s Arlyn Studio in Austin, TX and in New York City with acclaimed musical guru Gordon Williams (Commissioner Gordon). They toured extensively before disbanding in 2016. Toronto is now home. He is back to his roots ­ writing & recording music in his studio. His new album The Basement Takes (2018) captures these session.

http://www.patrobitaille.ca

http://www.patrobitaille.bandcamp.com/albums/the­basement­takes




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