I was born a long, long time ago on a small farm in a small town in Western New York. I grew up in a family with a passionately eloquent father, seven wild brothers, and one long-suffering sister. We were all watched over by a mother who developed, out of necessity, a deep acceptance and an outward veneer of stoicism that hid a poet's heart. She had a deep sense of wonder that magically imbued the commonplace.
For the last 25 years I have been based mainly in the Southwest playing music and working there while venturing out across the country periodically to play music. Accompanied by my wife Rosie in the van as well as on stage, we have been to many great places and met hundreds of wonderful people. The experiences we have had have added color and content to my songs.
I have performed at "The Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, "Uncle Calvin's" in Richardson, TX, "Cousin Andy's" in Southern Illinois as well as other venues about the country.
I have appeared on several radio shows and have presented creative writing seminars and performances in schools. I have been a clerk at a 7-11, been on the chicken line in a poultry processing plant, planted trees, mowed lawns, was a bartender on a dinner boat on Lake Powell, played at several weddings, wakes and funerals.
I am settled back in Western New York where I continue to write and perform.
|M©2012 Pat Maloney|