Patrick Neff at Nizhoni Music Therapy

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

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.