Awarded the Robert Johnson Star Award Recipient for 2006 as the country’s most promising blues musician, Patrick Droney hails from coastal Southern New Jersey. Steven Johnson, grandson of the legendary bluesman and Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation, hails - “Patrick blew us away. We were amazed that a musician that young could play with that much skill and dexterity and with that much soul. We are excited to have him come play our festival."
As not only an amazing musical genius and humanitarian, Patrick possesses a rare combination of talent, intelligence, charity and philanthropic means, qualities which are far beyond his young years. People Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine and Guitar and Vintage Magazines are among a few of the many publications which have featured pieces on Patrick. An Artist far beyond his years, he is among the youngest endorsees of Paul Reed Smith (PRS) Guitars, Budda Amplifiers and Dean Markley Strings and has had the distinct privilege of supporting Artist’s such as the late James Brown and legendary B.B. King, to name a few. Recently, Patrick was a featured guest on several occasions on the “Montel Williams Show”, highlighting his charitable endeavors in both the local and national communities. He also shares a board seat with B.B. King on the Robert Johnson’s Foundation Heritage House, a Foundation designed to give back to local communities through the Arts. In addition, he is an Ambassador to the World Federation Hemophilia and serves on the board of Nestle Very Best in Youth Foundation.
Patrick Droney continues to record music and is getting ready for the upcoming release of his EP "The Best of Me", due early 2011. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.