- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Patrick, a Hereford, MD native, is regarded as one of the most innovative fiddlers in the industry, able to translate the traditions of Bluegrass, Old time and Irish music into a fresh, eclectic, forward-thinking language of his own.
A highly in-demand sideman, he has performed and recorded with musical icons such as Bobby Osborne (Grand Ole Opry), Del McCoury (Grand Ole Opry), Marty Stuart (Grand Ole Opry), Paul Williams and J.D. Crowe, John McCutcheon, Dailey & Vincent (Grand Ole Opry), and Billy McComiskey (NEA Fellow).
Patrick and his fiddle have appeared at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Grand Ole Opry, The Birchmere, The Country Ren-dez vous Festival in Crappone, FR, The U.S. Embassy in Quito, EC, Die Dreikönigskirche in Dresden, DE and The Koppernik Theatre in Prague, CZ, the Norsk Country Treff, Breim, Norway.
He is the full time fiddler with the multi-GRAMMY® Nominated Country/Bluegrass super-group Dailey & Vincent, a founding member of Baltimore-based traditional roots quartet Charm City Junction, and is a featured recording artist for the Patuxent Music recording label.
He has three self-produced recording projects and recently released Charm City Fiddle Favorites, Vol. 1—sixteen foot-stomping solo fiddle tunes that embody Baltimore’s style of music.
• In 2016, he was a featured artist on the soundtrack of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, a Firaxis/2K Games videogame.
• Recently awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2015 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, an award reserved for emerging virtuosic artists.
• Audie Blaylock and Redline’s I’m Going Back to Old Kentucky topped both Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 10 Albums and Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Song Chart with Patrick on fiddle.
• Patrick’s CD release, Rutland’s Reel, was described as, “a roller coaster of pure uncut fiddle nirvana” by Joseph Scott in Country Music Pride.
Patrick holds a BM in Jazz Performance from Towson University, where he studied under the direction of pianist Tim Murphy, trumpeter David Ballou and violinist Dr. Jeffrey Howard.
Currently residing near Nashville, TN.
Quotes about Patrick:
“He absorbs from any genre, but even more important, he can figure out how a certain style can impact what he plays in a different context.” - Fiddler Magazine
“McAvinue is one of the most in-demand players on the local music scene—and beyond...his talents are audibly virtuosic." – Baltimore Style Magazine