Brian Patricks

Maine Finger Style & Slide Guitarist Playing a Mix of James Taylor Favorites, Folk, Blues & More.

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What some venue owners say about Brian Patricks

  "Brian is highly skilled, as a musician and as a performer.  Every performance is different, because he's experienced enough to know how to tailor his delivery to the whims of our eclectic guests.  Our diners love him, our staff enjoy working when he's in the house, and his style extends the welcoming ambiance we try so hard to offer consistently here at Andy's. He's one of the few artists I've ever worked with who understands the need to provide an outstanding performance, while at the same time, taking an interest in the success of our business and the comfort of our guests. We're fortunate to have him on board."   

Jennifer Fox, Owner, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland Maine




"Singer/Songwriter Brian Patricks is a great local songwriter"

 Freeport Square Art Gallery, Freeport Maine






Brian  intertwines finger style rhythmic guitar with a hint of harmonica into his sets of originals and covers of folk, blues roots and rock. Also at times using live looping technology, Brian may add a musical loop or a rhythm loop he creates live on the fly to help augment his live solo performances.



"Prohibition" By Brian Patricks

Classical Gas Performed By Brian Patricks

Hey Hey Performed By Brian Patricks

Maine Fingerstyle guitarist “Brian Patricks’ and His Solo James Taylor Experience” delivers a mix of James Taylor’s music performed solo, up close and personal. During a performance, Brian plays a huge mix of James Taylor favorites along with similar-styled music mixed in by the likes of John Prine, John Denver, Harry Chapin, Fogelberg, Mayer, Van Morrison, and many more.  You may also hear some fingerstyle and slide blues originals and covers by the likes of Hiatt, Cale, Clapton, Johnson, Broonzy, and many more.


Over the years Brian Patricks has built a fine reputation as a finger-style guitarist with guitar styling's reminiscent of James Taylor's & Knopfler's handy guitar work coupled with gritty vocals compared to those such as; John Hiatt, Cale and Dylan


Brian is right at home in a venue playing a multi-genre mix of  lyrical and instrumental music perfect for a restaurant or lounge setting when you don't want the live entertainment to over take and over power the atmosphere.

Brian is also right at home in a coffee shop or concert setting when the focus of the evening is on the entertainer. Brian has a way of connecting with his audience through storys and dialogue along with delivering a well thought-out mix of of his own original songs coupled with some very tasty covers. He may also add some instrumentals into the mix, whether they be contemporary, or classical guitar pieces to augment the live performance. 


Windy & Warm

Fire & Rain

Malted Milk Performed By Brian Patricks

Walkin' Blues Performed By Brian Patricks