We met this young man at Bean Blossom this year. He came in our booth and asked if he could play one of our banjo's, so we let him play the Morgan Monroe MRHB-W Arch Top Banjo, and we thought humor the young man and let him have at it. We couldn't believe what we were hearing it sounded like a seasoned pro playing. With the tone of the Arch Top banjo and his incredible skills it was a match made in heaven.
We were completely in "awe" of this young man. Some say you are just born with it and if that's the case than Daniel was extremely blessed. It seems like every note, every roll and every song has a purpose.
Mark my words your better get your autographs, pictures now. Because this boy is on his way to the big times.
He is as polite as they come and very modest about his talent. His signature wink means that he knows that you are enjoying what you are hearing. Not only does he have the talent he has had some "good raisin" if you know what I mean.
So here he is DANIEL PATRICK the next "Superstar"!!
Please read the history of this 12 year old boy and his family:
Having been around the music since birth, the star of the group, Daniel Patrick, started playing music when he was 3 years old. At a very young age he showed great interest in the banjo. One day he was in the garage fooling around and the next thing his family knew, he had made his own banjo using paper plates, a 2x4 piece of wood and nails. He was so proud of it and played it like a pro! Little did they know where his interest would take him and the talent that was hidden behind those big brown eyes and smile! At the age of 3 he started chopping on the mandolin. He started playing the guitar and singing on stage when he was 4. At the age of 7 he started playing the banjo and fiddle. It seems he can play almost anything he touches!
Daniel’s family also has musical abilities. The dad of the family, Rob Patrick, has been playing the guitar and singing since he was 10 years old. His grandmother taught him to play. He can also play the bass and mandolin. Debbie Patrick, the mom of the family, has been playing the bass and singing for 8 years. Until this time, she had no knowledge of her musical abilities. His sister, Samantha Patrick, is learning to play the mandolin and has been singing since she was 5. She is one of his biggest supporters!
When Daniel was 6, the family decided to start their own band, and is now known as “Daniel Patrick and Family.” The band plays at many Bluegrass festivals and churches. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-734-2295. Coming soon is the band’s website www.danielpatrickband.com.
If you have read this story please fell free to email Daniel and his family. Thank You and God Bless!
This picture is from Howard Hite of Tupelo Mississippi of Aerosmith's Joe Perry with an Indiana "Scout" guitar. Howard states that Joe purchased the guitar from him at the Tupelo Hardware Co., famous as the place where Elvis purchased his first guitar at the whopping price of $7.75! The story goes that Elvis and his mother visited the store where Elvis wanted to buy a .22 caliber rifle, his concerned mother pleaded with Elvis to buy a guitar instead, the rest is history. Howard states that Joe told him that he wanted to purchase an instrument from the establishment as well as a tribung. Apparently the Indiana Scout fit the bill! Thanks for the vote of confidence Joe! Kind of makes you wonder what would have happened if Elvis would have bought that rifle instead doesn't it?