bio

Pat Flynn is a well known name, in one way or another, to music fans all over the world. You may recognize him as a member of the highly influential and genre-busting group, New Grass Revival, or as a first-call Nashville recording session player, or a producer, songwriter, and artist. One thing is for sure: in the last couple of years, Pat has found a way to combine all of these talents and showcase them for you on his latest CD releases.

As guitarist/singer/songwriter for New Grass Revival, Flynn, along with Sam Bush, John Cowan, and Béla Fleck, influenced many of today's best-known artists while building New Grass Revival's own loyal audience to near cult status. Attesting to the group's continuing popularity and influence, Capitol-EMI Records has released a very special two-CD New Grass Revival 20 year retrospective, entitled ‘Grass Roots’. This historic collection features previously unreleased live, TV and studio tracks.

During his tenure with NGR, Frets magazine’s National Readers Poll voted Pat as “Best Acoustic Guitarist” for five consecutive years. For winning five years in a row, Flynn was inducted into the Frets "Gallery of Greats" alongside Chet Atkins, Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

Flynn has also been a session guitarist on more than 400 CD projects, including 32 Gold and Platinum records, as well as CMA and Grammy award winning projects with a wide array of top artists. Flynn wrote and performed on Garth Brooks' hit single “Do What You Gotta Do,” which has recently been reissued in the new Garth Brooks box set.

In recent years, Pat was featured artist on the Nashville Acoustic Sessions CD project, with Raul Malo, Rob Ickes, and Dave Pomeroy on CMH Records. The record ended up on many critics' “best of the year” lists and achieved Top-10 status on the Americana radio chart. 
He recorded a duet with the amazing Minton Sparks, featured on the Grammy winning 'Songs of America' project.
This summer has been perhaps his most musically prolific period ever. Besides recording and releasing the last volume of his CD trilogy, Pat has co-written and produced Michael Martin Murphey's long awaited return to form, 'Red River Drifter'(Murphey's best selling and best reviewed album in over 20 years). He also managed to find time to tour as electric lead guitarist with musical icon and personal hero, Leon Russell.
To that end, Pat has organized and led live National TV concerts with both Murphey and Russell, over PBS.
Pat's newest CD, 'reNew' has just been released and is now available from all available outlets; iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon etc. or directly from www.patflynnmusic.com