Episode 27 with Pat Bergeson (Chet Atkins, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Suzy Bogguss, etc.) 

My guest today is Pat Bergeson. Pat is an amazing guitarist, a natural who is at ease with virtually any style. His credits include Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Suzy Bogguss, Butch Trucks and many, many more. As Pat will tell you though, the one that is probably the game changer for him is the phone call he got from Chet Atkins that changed his life and career. 

 Not only a great guitarist, Pat is also a ridiculously great harmonica player. He plays chromatic harp on a diatonic harp, not an easy feat…this enables him to convert his  knowledge of jazz harmony and killer guitar chops onto another instrument. You’ll hear this for yourself. Pat has his own solo records out to- check em out- the most recent one being “Hippy Dance”- you are listening to the title track right now. He also has plays duets with his wife, jazz singer Annie Sellick and they occasionally tour with Tommy Emmanuel. Catch em if you can you’ll love it. 

I’m so glad Pat was in town and available the day I called him up to do this. He’s a great guy and fun hang and goes without saying an incredible guitar player. Throughout the interiew there are a few tunes we play together and you can hear Pat panned slightly right and myself on the left. 

Hope you enjoy!

Recorded at Pat's house, Nashville, TN Feb 2018

Pat's website for more info, shows etc... http://patbergeson.com/

6 comments

  • Larry Damico

    Larry Damico New Lenox, IL.

    Great interview. Pat Bergeson is a great picker. Thanks for posting this!

    Great interview. Pat Bergeson is a great picker. Thanks for posting this!

  • John McKay

    John McKay NZ

    Great stuff! What’s the name of the Grant Green song you jammed with Pat?

    Great stuff! What’s the name of the Grant Green song you jammed with Pat?

  • woody

    woody leicester uk

    the track is 'Idle Moments' Keep the podcasts coming, they're great!

    the track is 'Idle Moments'
    Keep the podcasts coming, they're great!

  • Kevin Drendel

    Kevin Drendel Batavia, IL

    Great interview. Love Pat's story and the way he keeps it real.

    Great interview. Love Pat's story and the way he keeps it real.

  • Duncan

    Duncan New Zealand

    I enjoyed that immensely. What a treat finding out about a player i wasn't even familiar with. Pat is clearly a master musician and seems like a warm human being. And that was a lovely off the cuff version of Idle Moments. Thanks again Shane. I hope you continue to find the time for these.

    I enjoyed that immensely. What a treat finding out about a player i wasn't even familiar with. Pat is clearly a master musician and seems like a warm human being. And that was a lovely off the cuff version of Idle Moments. Thanks again Shane. I hope you continue to find the time for these.

  • John

    John NX

    Isn’t the Grant Green jam at the start a Bb major blues? Idle Moments is a slow Cm.

    Isn’t the Grant Green jam at the start a Bb major blues? Idle Moments is a slow Cm.

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