PAT GUADAGNO

Performer/Producer/Father/Grandfather


Deeply rooted, but not mired in the historic Jersey Shore music scene, his genre-defying music was featured in the Award-winning SHOWTIME series Californication and found a radio audience on the Sirius/XM Coffee House channel. Band leader and Musical Director for METV’s Big Joe Henry Variety Show, Pat Guadagno has released 5 albums filled with musical surprises including collaborations with Grammy Award winner Keb’ Mo’ and Dove Award winner, Steven Delopoulos. His unique interpretations of other artists’ work are prominent in both his recordings and onstage, where he has created reverent, theatrical productions celebrating the music of Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.

Pat Guadagno has performed Our National Anthem at Major League ballparks and NFL stadiums across the country, but the high point came in a Playoff game in front of 82,000 football fans as the Giants beat the Cowboys, on their way to winning Super Bowl XLVI.

Before becoming a Headliner at events across North America from the Toronto Film Festival to the Festival de la Guitarra in Zihuatanejo Mexico, Pat Guadagno shared the stage with legends Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Paul & Mary, BB King, Jorma Kaukenan and Delbert McClinton (none of whom were aware of his presence).

The well-traveled troubadour escapes cold New Jersey winters in Key West, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Barbados, performing music and annoying golfers in his attempt to break 100, and the dress code at golf courses around the world.


“Under the TV, next to the cigarette machine, behind the pool table, near the Juke Box sits a well-traveled troubadour with a remarkable repertoire, who’s live performance The New York Times hailed as “A musical journey”.