Patrick Smith

Patrick S.

Plano, TX
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Patrick delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2010

Music is my life! I primarily play bass guitar for a living, but I also play drums in a rock band. Playing bass has taken me all over the US and to Europe twice. I live for the studio and, to me, the best memories are listening back to great music I got to record on. I love great sounding gear and good vintage instruments are fantastic! My main bass is a 1978 Fender P Bass that I've owned for 7 or 8 years. I also play the upright bass and I've had the pleasure of recording it several times. I really started playing music when I was 17 and within a year I knew that was what I wanted to do with my life. No matter what people told me, I never let myself get demotivated and I've stayed the course. I absolutely love teaching others how to do what I do!

Currently playing bass in a whole bunch of bands you haven't heard of yet. You may have heard of Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat. I'm in Jim's band (when he's not busy playing second guitar with George Thorogood & The Destroyers!). I played with a blues rock guitarist named Lance Lopez for 2 years. I've gotten to hang out and record with Dug Pinnick of King's X. Done studio work all over Texas and in California. Performed with Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts former guitarist Nick Maybury. Backed up former Fleetwood Mac and Bob Seger guitarist Rick Vito. Backed up Eric Gales at the 2016 Dallas International Guitar Festival.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Patrick S.
SuperNova Remnant @ Gas Monkey Live in Dallas. May 2016

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Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat.  Wespelaar Blues Festival. Belgium. August 2017

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Busking in NY while on tour with Charley Crockett.  March 2016

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Leon Bridges sitting in with me at the Free Man in Deep Ellum mid 2017.

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SuperNova Remnant at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum.  December 2016

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Playing my Upright with Charley Crockett at Lola's Trailer Park in Fort Worth.  May 2017.

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Backing up Eric Gales at the 2016 Dallas International Guitar Festival.

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Having some fun on tour with Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat.  August 2017.  Taken at the Euro Tunnel in England on our way through to Belgium.
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