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Saturday, January 6, 2018
American Guitar Masters presents both
Larry Pattis and Justin King
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St, Eugene, OR Venue website

Larry Pattis & Justin King Tusami Books Press Release

Saturday, January 13, 2018
American Guitar Masters presents both
Larry Pattis and Justin King
Cafe Artichoke, 2007 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR Venue website

Larry Pattis & Justin King Cafe Artichoke Press Release


about Larry Pattis

Named one of the "Top 10 Best Acoustic Music Artists of the Decade" by the International Acoustic Music Awards, Larry Pattis has been a featured headline performer at such illustrious venues as the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Millennium Stage in Washington DC.

Pattis, a Chicago native, experienced music in his early years listening to his father sing (and singing along) during family car rides (and at every other family gathering), and in listening to such diverse music as Bach & Mozart, Allan Sherman, Benny Goodman, and more on the hi-fi at his grandparent's apartment on the near-north side of Chicago. It wasn't until his senior year of high school that he chanced upon solo steel-string and classical acoustic guitar music.

Smitten with folk and classical guitar music, Pattis also discovered the still-thriving greater Chicago folk music scene at clubs such as The Earl Of Old Towne, Amazing Grace and more…and he found himself influenced as much by the touring singer-songwriters as he was the guitar music itself. He began performing in the local coffeehouses of Bloomington, IN during his college years.

The Montreal International Jazz Festival said, "Larry Pattis blends the emotional commitment of folk and the prowess of classical, a harmonious union of beauty, melody, nuance and technique that demand- and reward- serious listening."

Yet, beyond the words and accolades, in listening to his superb recordings or experiencing the magic of a live concert, Pattis succeeds in merging styles of instrumental guitar music not normally found together in the same room. Both Folk and Classical styles are fully represented within Larry's playing and compositions. His musical vision is a blending of emotive beauty with technique, to bring forth the many voices that the steel string guitar can manifest; his goal is to delight the audience with landscape and mood of the life experiences that are the foundation of his music.

about Justin King

Though perhaps best-known in the acoustic guitar world for his tapping and percussive skills as showcased on his popular 2001 album Le Bleu (which he recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in England), Oregon-born Justin King has enjoyed a varied career in and outside of music.

Growing up he was a fan of Nirvana and other Northwest groups and took up both drums and guitar. In his late teens he moved into fingerstyle acoustic music, inspired by Will Ackerman and other Windham Hill guitarists—especially Michael Hedges, the most influential of all the percussive “tappers.”

Justin toured as a solo opening act for the likes of James Taylor, B.B. King, and Al Green, but then formed a band that signed to Epic Records called Justin King and the Apologies, which mixed melodic electric rock with some of his acoustic guitar flights.

When that band had run its course, King immersed himself in another one of his passions—photography. He managed to get embedded as a photographer documenting the Oregon National Guard on two tours in Iraq (in 2008 and 2009), then went to Haiti in 2010 to capture that country’s struggles after its devastating earthquake that year.

In between all that he found the time to cut an album called Humilitas Occidit Superbiam, on which he played guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, and even cello.

Justin built his Vinegar Hill Sound recording studio in Brooklyn, and it was in that city that he formed his current rock group, King Radio, who released their excellent self-titled debut (recorded by Jim Scott) in the fall of 2015. In that eclectic band, which blends elements of folk, soul, country, rock, gospel, and more, King plays electric and acoustic guitars and keyboards.