PATRICK DRONEY has become one of America’s most phenomenal young guitar players and talented young songwriters. He made his national recording debut at the age of 16 with The Other Side (Reform/ADA), a 12 song album that showcased his ability to write rock songs with impressive guitar solos that are rhythmically and lyrically heartfelt, while exuding a sense of isolation that defies his age. Droney first came to national attention in 2006 after winning the Robert Johnson Star Award as one of the country’s most promising young musicians, but in actuality he has been turning heads since picking up the guitar at the age of 7.
One of 38 kids worldwide to be accepted in 2010 into the prestigious NYU Tisch School for the Arts:Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, critics have compared his talent to one that fuses elements of Stevie Raye Vaughan, Robert Johnson and John Mayer while adding his own original style. Patrick posses a textural smoothness and warm fluidity that connotes a visceral connection between his fingers and the fret board, belying his age. His songwriting and guitar style have allowed him the opportunity to play to a variety of audiences and cross generational lines- he has shared the stage and performed with Mitch Mitchell (drums) and Billy Cox (bass), the same Jimi Hendrix Experience rhythm section that played behind Hendrix at Woodstock as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience Tour and yet has co-written tunes with more contemporary artists including Ben Burnley of Breaking Benjamin “Alive” and Chris Henderson of the multi platinum rock band 3 Doors Down, “Everything.”