A Tribute to My Musical Mentor - Pat Grogan - Ask Zac 122

April 17, 2020

In life, you are blessed to have great teachers. Sometimes teachers go above and beyond and become mentors. My musical mentor, Pat Grogan, took me on his gigs, watched me play, and then we worked on my shortcomings in our weekly lessons. He was also a former Big D Jamboree staff guitarist,  played on Bruce Chanel's huge hit "Hey Baby," and performed in Willie Nelson's band in his pre-outlaw days. We had many great musical adventures together, and I always knew he was looking out for me. Along the way, I tell the tale of us performing a pair of shows with a Country Music Legend, who was too drunk to remember me when I got my photo with him afterward. I learned so much from Pat, and today's episode is a tribute to my friend and teacher who will probably still be gigging at 90.

Gear Used:

1957 Fender Esquire with an added vintage neck pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Rewind of bridge pickup by Ron Ellis.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46 Amazon affiliate link https://amzn.to/3uD1WnZ

Pick: D'Andrea Medium-Heavy

Amp:2021 Fender Vibro Champ Reverb

Effects used:

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