411 Concert Series: Jerry Kosak and Pat Donohue

Jan 18 2020 7:30 pm
Jan 18 2020 10:00 pm
Location: 
Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 3rd St W

The first concert in 2020 brings Jerry Kosak and Pat Donohue to the Guild stage. Both guitar masters will share music with Northfield audiences shortly after the new year. Audiences will recognize Pat’s signature style after hearing music he played or wrote for almost 20 years on A Prairie Home Companion as part of the house band. Jerry’s music has hints of roots and blues, rock, classical, and jazz, allowing him to “develop his own unique voice as a player and composer.” Don't miss this night of incredible guitar music, buy your tickets at the Guild today!

Jerry Kosak is a guitarist living in Saint Paul, MN. His musical journey began over 35 years ago and continues to flourish, with the release of his third recording of original music for solo guitar, Yossarian’s Dream. In this new recording, Jerry’s music and playing continue to grow, displaying a dedication to his craft and a willingness to push himself to be the best musician he can be. Not content to reside within a single style, Jerry’s playing and composing are restless, moving from classical to roots and blues to modern progressive. His new music combines rhythmic drumming, grooving bass lines, and thoughtfully disjointed melodies, all performed by one guitarist on one guitar. His passion of listening, studying, and performing continues to produce “a great reflection of many different styles” according to Kevin Barnes of KBEM Jazz 88.

 

Pat Donohue is one of the most listened-to finger pickers in the world. As the guitarist for the “ Guys All-Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, for twenty years, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week. Pat’s musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat’s influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including Sushi-Yucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?

Jerry Kosak and Pat Donohue