One of the best instrumentalists I've ever worked with.. ~Bobby Caldwell
Patrick Lamb's playing and singing are simply fabulous! ~Two��Time Grammy Winning Diane Schuur
Recently Grammy Nominated Patrick Lamb was recently given the Independent Spirit award by the city of Portland, given to Portland neighbors and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the community. Winners are selected from nominations submitted by citizens. Each year, the selection committee is comprised of representatives from Commissioners' Offices, the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, neighborhood coalitions, neighborhood business associations and past recipients.
Patrick has exercised his capability and has become known in music and the community on many different levels, most recently producing an award winning symphony Pops series in conjunction with the Oregon Symphony that celebrates some of the northwest's best talent, and touring with some of the greats of our time �� two time Grammy winning Diane Schuur, the legendary Bobby Caldwell and Gino Vannelli. Patrick personal roots are steeped in southern blues and jazz from his birth in Jackson, Mississippi. Awarded three Muddy awards in different years by voting members of the Northwest music community and the Cascade Blues Association, Patrick has been solidly and consistently recognized by his peers and community as a world class talent. He began paying his dues in the clubs in Mississipi, studying under former Fats Waller bandmember Andy Hardwick, performing with groups that opened up for BB King, and playing dates with G.C. Cameron, formerly with the Temptations. When Patrick then moved to the Pacific Northwest, he rapidly began to make a name for himself for an artist with soul and versatility. In Portland he studied under Dave Barduhn, former arranger for the Stan Kenton Band, and began touring in ther early 1990s with multiple Grammy award winning vocalist Diane Schuur.