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Bobby Patterson Bio

  • Bobby Patterson began performing when he was ten, playing guitar and drums

  • In his early teens his band The Royal Rockers won many talent contests, including one in 1957 which earned him a trip to California to track a single for Liberty Records

  • In 1962, Patterson recorded for Abnak Records and convinced the label's owner, John Abnak, to start a soul division, called Jetstar Records.

  • Patterson recorded for Jetstar for the next six years, becoming a talented songwriter, producer, and promotion man in the process

  • Bobby recorded numerous hits, all self-penned, on the Jetstar Label. His double album, has been rereleased 45 times

  • Bobby stopped recording and became a producer. Patterson worked with Fontella Bass, Chuck Jackson, Ted Taylor, Shay Holiday, Roscoe Robinson, The Montclairs, Tommie Young, and Little Johnny Taylor

  • He was awarded Gold Records as a promoter for for LL Cool J, RUN DMC and Frankie Double Dutch Bus (Frankie Smith)

  • Patterson's songs have been recorded by: Albert King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy in addition to various other artists through the span of his 50-Year career

  • A quick internet search reveals much of his history and legacy.

  • Bobby recorded his own self-produced albums: Second Coming, I'd Rather Eat Soup and Live at The Longhorn Ballroom

  • 1996 was the beginning of his comeback as he embarked upon a schedule that included festivals, a tour of Northern England (where he is treated like Royalty) and the annual vintage R&B and rock showcase the Ponderosa Stomp

  • In 2014 Bobby and Co-producer, Zach Ernst struck a deal with Omnivore Records and released the acclaimed I Got More Soul

  • Recorded in Austin, Texas at Arlyn Studios in 2013, has received over one hundred critical acclaims, across the globe. The album has cut new ground for an artist who has worked in every facet of the music business. I Got More Soul is getting airplay, world-wide. I Got More Soul was released on vinyl in August of 2015

  • In 2014, Bobby Patterson has performed with rave reviews, including back-to-back shows at SXSW, Portland’s Pickathon, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival in New York City, as well as numerous others. Bobby pleases and delights his longtime fans as well as first time listeners with his stage presence, overall high-spirited performances, appealing to all ages with his nostalgic aura. Bobby P’s personality, combined with his nostalgic aura, produce an unforgettable experience. He is diversely adored in America and Internationally. He appeals to and is appreciated by all who have witnessed The Entertainer!

  • In 2015, he performed with Swamp Dogg for a show in Los Angeles, back-to-back shows at SXSW as well as in headliner roles at Homegrown 2015, Smoked Dallas, Barefoot and The Belmont, Klyde Warren Park, The Texas Musicians Museum, plus various venues, bringing his energy and vibrancy to audiences wherever he appears.

  • In 2015, Mr. Patterson was featured in a nine-page spread in Living Blues Magazine, followed by being honored and awarded by Living Blues for the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Outstanding Blues Singer 2015. A classic 45 single release is planned for 2016

  • Common responses from fans and promoters after a performance include “That was the best show I have seen in a long time”. “This was the best single performer at this series ever”, “Wow” and “When will he be back? Bobby engages the audiences and actually makes them part of the show through his interactions. They Feel Good, like we know that they would!

  • Treat your guests; consider booking a legendary performance by THE Bobby Patterson; Truly one of a kind! It will be show for the ages for your event, festival or venue. A show that will be remembered for a long time to come. Just like he sings in “I’ll Entertain You” And he does!

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