Pat J. Peterson is 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. 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”.
Currently Pat continues to receive regular chemotherapy treatments, and still continues to pursue his passion for music. It is his passion for music and life that keep him pushing forth. Pat has been and continues to be an inspiration to many as a musician, songwriter, performer and two time brain cancer survivor.
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