Virtual concert air date: December 3, 2020
Concert will also be streamed on Saturday Dec. 5 during the 4pm hour on KGLP 91.7 FM and KGLP.org
Pat Neff was grew up in the small town of Sayre, Oklahoma—One stoplight and a lot of Drama for a small town. He was the son of Mike & Bunny Neff, Local Insurance & Real Estate people and members of the Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Pat played Drums and Percussion in High school and College, got a Masters in Music Ed. Along the way, I found Country Music, found that I could make money for college and make friends at the same time. I also played in several Jazz groups along the way.
I had a friend who played banjo, so I picked up banjo learned to play—got into bluegrass and did several festivals. I won a few awards in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona—Bluegrass band broke up, so I got into songwriting. I won the Songwriting at the
Southwest Pickers Festival in Sante Fe and Judged it a few years after that, Played in a new songwriter showcase at the Kerrville Folk Festival and also won and performed for several years at the Silverton Folk Festival in Silverton Colorado.
Currently, I teach Music at Wingate High School on the Navajo Indian Reservation and also Music Ed Classes at the University of New Mexico. I perform quite often at the Coal Street Pub in Gallup, New Mexico. I also play with the Red Rock Strings Chamber Orchestra, the “On Call” Jazz Band and sub as a percussionist with the White Mountain Symphony is Show Low Arizona. I’ve taught Guitar & Banjo for 16 summers at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.
Learn more about Nizhoni Music Therapy and Wellness Studio on their website.
Recorded on October 20, 2020 in Historic Downtown Gallup.
Video to be placed here after it is launched!