Pat Zelenka is a dedicated blues and rock guitarist/singer/songwriter based out of the Michigan area. His style of guitar playing has been compared to that of Warren Haynes, Peter Green, Mike Bloomfield, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, and Robin Trower, among others. Brought up in farm country Michigan, Pat found his love for music in his teens, listening to many of the blues and Rock n’ Roll greats such as Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, Son House, Chuck Berry and many others. He later became influenced by a variety of musical styles from classic rock to movie soundtracks, classical music to funk, jazz to country.
In the beginning, it was a challenge for Pat to truly embrace the music community due to his hometown being so remote. He would drive miles and miles in the search for musical knowledge and players to collaborate with. It was a lonely road but his aspirations never waned and soon he branched out into other parts of the state with richer music scenes. Since the 1990’s Pat has performed coast to coast all over the states of Michigan and Ohio and has developed a superb live show that appeals to audiences of all generations. Pat has for most of his life treated music as something spiritually sacred, attending his “musical church” on a daily basis. He’s lived his life by the Mike Bloomfield concept of guitar playing, that music travels from the mind to the heart, then reaches the hands.
This summer Pat has spent much of his time in Nashville recording a new CD with a new band that all hail from the Nashville area and are great musicians in their own right! Please join us at UrbanBeat Event Center on Sunday, September 29th for a wonderful show that will have you out of your seat!