Pat Coast is a Northwest native and has been a serious student of blues guitar for over 35 years. Although proficient in many genres, including rock and roots rock, R&B, funk, country and acoustic guitar, Pat's first love remains blues, which he began learning at age 14 with some old T-Bone Walker and B.B. King records.
His musical journey has taken him many places, from 3 and a half straight years of touring 6 western states and Canada, to living in and gigging around Los Angeles and San Diego, to doing session work. In 1990, following a brief hiatus from the music business to start a family, Pat returned to his home town of Coeur d' Alene, in Northern Idaho, to provide a more relaxed atmosphere for his family and to pursue songwriting. After breaking his leg in an accident, Pat put together a small blues band to bring in some income, and two years later, found himself in an eight piece horn band called Cafe Blue, doing festivals and concerts as well as clubs. They put out a CD, "A Good Night For The Blues", featuring four of Pat's originals, which gained positive reviews from two national magazines and got airplay on college and public radio stations from Seattle to Kentucky. In 1999, Pat decided to strike out under his own name, releasing 3 more CDs, "Play Somethin' We Can Dance To", "Pat Coast Band LIVE", and Pat's favorite, "Don't Touch My Guitar."
Besides gigging, Pat also enjoys carpentry work, oil painting, writing, and motorcycle riding, logging in over 8,000 miles last year.
Pat currently resides in Post Falls, ID, with his wife Roxey, 3 children, and a surly, toothless cat named Sylvester.