I will bring magic to your music by giving you just the right color with my guitar(s), mandolin, bass or keyboards. Or as Shawn Mullins put it, "He can take a little three-chord song of mine to whole new level with the stroke of his pick."

Recording as a multi-instrumentalist for thirty years David can be found on over 80 CD's. He has worked with grammy nominated/platinum award winning artist Shawn Mullins and The Indigo Girls, and is an international touring artist. I have been recording from my home studio here in New York for 17 years. In the words of Robert L. Smith at Defy Recordings: "When a client needs a guitar player and I bring him in, they instantly fall in love with his style and tone. Ultimately he is an asset to every project, and I stopped counting after 20... highly recommended!" May 30th, 2011

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for David Patterson:

  • Nadia Ackerman
  • Dave Sasscer
  • Dave Sasscer
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Dina Fanai
  • Trystette
  • Shea Norman
  • Mitchell Jones
  • Mitchell Jones
  • Mitchell Jones
  • Washington National Cathedral Choral Society
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Wendy Bucklew
  • Sam Shaber
  • Sam Shaber
  • Deni Bonet
  • Deni Bonet
  • Deni Bonet
  • Wendy Bucklew
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Caroline Aiken
  • Wendy Bucklew
  • Odetta
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • O'Reilly Consort
  • O'Reilly Consort
  • Buddy O'Reilly
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Lift
  • Lift
  • Lift
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Lift
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Al Reingold
  • Shawn Mullins
  • Shawn Mullins
  • David Patterson
  • Stacie Rose
  • Stacie Rose
  • Black Ivory
  • Peter Ulrich Collaboration
  • Peter Ulrich Collaboration
  • Peter Ulrich Collaboration

Gear highlights

  • Two fender Strats
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson Electric Nylon String
  • Gibson A-4 mandolin
  • Taylor Concert Edition steel string
  • Classical guitar
  • Carvin and Shure mics
  • Logic ProX and Ableton software

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

I will complete your project within a week's time, unless there are revisions. Two revisions will be included in the price listed.

Reviews of David M Patterson

  • Default-avatar28 days agoby

    As listener, collaborator and band-mate, I have experienced how David holds the rare talent of incorporating all styles, and genres into his musical projects...always fully infusing his heart, sense of humor, sensitivity, and individual voice into his work. He is extremely creative, dedicated, and caring...and truly gifted, both as a musician and composer.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I have had the pleasure to play and record with David. He is professional and creative!! Great at most genres of music, he can make your project shine with his guitar virtuosity!! He gets the job done and doesn't waste time. He'll give you what you want when you don't even know what you want. If you work with him once, you'll call him back!! A great guy as well...........

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    When music lands in his hands, I have always been aware, and appreciative of being in the presence of one who seems too have this direct connection to that elusive source of creative inspiration. One feels as if they never know where his guitar is going to take them next, you just want to go....that's just him...the way it is.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    David is not a guitarist -- he's a musician who happens to play the guitar. He listens as well as he plays, and he plays very well indeed. An asset to any project in any role.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Your music changed my life. You're an inspiration. Thank you for showing the beauty of life through your music.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    David Patterson is one of the most complete musicians I've ever known. There's nothing he can't do, the level of artistic involvement he brings to everything he does is truly inspiring. I've never known anyone who wasn't completely impressed with his work.

  • Listing_thumb_rls7 months agoby

    David is the man. His instincts are spot-on, and he will only make your music better. Most of the production work I do includes David, so I promise you you won't be disappointed.

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