By Kaitlin MacRae
The first ‘F’ that musician Pat McGee ever received was in a guitar class.
His teacher tried to encourage him to quit playing classic rock. It’s a good thing he didn’t listen because 14 years and seven albums later, he’s still influenced by the music that inspired him at a young age.
McGee spoke to Dr. Jonathan Millen’s class, The Social Impact of Rock ’n’ Roll, on Monday and performed in the Pub on Tuesday.
The father of three has been playing music professionally since 1995 and has toured extensively with his group, Pat McGee Band. They’ve played with the likes of The Allman Brothers, The Who, James Taylor and even Howie Day.
The band has also worked with music producer John Alagia, who has produced major artists like John Mayer and Dave Matthews Band.
McGee draws inspiration from all aspects of life.
“People tell me the most private things about their lives, and I’m like, ‘You’re gonna get a song written about you,’” he said.
To hear the band’s music, vist www.patmcgee.net.