For guitarist Roy Patterson, growing up in rural Nova Scotia provided a strong sense of individuality rooted in the history of the land that would play a large part in his music. But early musical influences of rock, blues, and R&B are what fostered Roy's interest and passion for the guitar. He performed with local groups touring Atlantic Canada, meanwhile exploring the mysteries of jazz, listening intensely to the music of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, and other masters from the jazz tradition.
Patterson leads the way with a soaring guitar, exceptionally moody in
the mellower passages, yet he still has the chops to add a little liquid
fire when it's necessary. -the Ottawa Sun
Roy Patterson is undoubtedly one of Canada's leading guitarists, a
perfectionist with a big, dominating sound that turns every tune he
plays into a stimulating experience. -the Toronto Star
...glorious clarity of tone, sophisticated voicings and featherlight
fingerwork.... -the Toronto Star
The ego that animates so many guitarists these days is all but absent
from his playing
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