Pat J. Peterson was a truly talented and passionate artist with endless experience in the music industry. Since 1992, Pat has been a well-respected musician, accomplished songwriter, and many describe Pat as being one of the best music performers they have seen, his energy and passion were unmatched.
The touring and/or successful groups he has been a major part of as a Front man, songwriter, singer and guitarist are:
Pat J. Peterson has played an average of 130 + shows per year since he was 20 years old. His experience includes appearances at 150+ venues and theaters, 50+ Midwest Festivals (including five appearances at Summerfest, three appearances at Taste of Madison and more), regular tours in 15+ states, he has opened for major national acts like Candlebox, Hoobastank, Doobie Brothers and more.
Pat J. Peterson has won awards from WAMI in performance as well as national and world wide songwriting contests. Pat has been on major and college market radio stations, TV appearances including the Jenny Jones Show, 10 appearances on Urban Theater, and he was just named one of the Top Four Wisconsin Guitarists in Madison Magazine, April 2011.
On September 18, 2009, Pat was diagnosed with a Stage IV Glioblastoma brain tumor. He had surgery to remove the tumor and then 6 weeks of radiation treatment and a year of two different chemo treatments. Only a few short months after his last chemo treatment, it was discovered that Pat had another tumor located in the same area.
On June 17th, 2011 Pat had his 2nd surgery to remove another Stage IV brain tumor. With the love and support of his wife Ruth, 8 year old daughter Jazmine, and pure passion for life and music, in only two short weeks after that surgery Pat was performing at Summerfest with his band “The Pipe Circus”.
Pat continued to receive regular chemotherapy treatments, while still continuing to pursue his passion for music when his 3rd tumor was found only a year later in May 2012. Pat changed treatments and went in for his second round of radiation, and continued to perform live shows until November of that year.
In December 2012, Pat and his family were informed the tumor had spread and there was nothing more they could do for him. Pat was sent home to share his final days with his family. During those final days, Pat had the opportunity to experience one of his songs being heard around the world as his you tube video for his song "Long Road" went viral just weeks before he died. On Februrary 7th, 2013, the world lost a talented and passionate musician as well as a good man, friend, husband and father.
It was his passion for music and life that keep him pushing forth. Pat recorded 8 albums during his 3 1/2 year battle with cancer. His wife, Ruth continues to work on completing the albums he was not able to finish so his music can live on. Pat has been and continues to be an inspiration to many as a musician, songwriter, performer and three time brain cancer fighter. Rest in peace Pat, you are missed by so many.
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