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Pat Buchanan (musician)

Patrick "Pat" Jay Buchanan is an American guitarist, known for his work with the band Cameo and as a Nashville-based session musician.

Pat Buchanan
Birth namePatrick Jay Buchanan
GenresRock music, country music
Years active1986–present
Associated actsCameo, Hall & Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Swan Dive, Idle Jets


Early yearsEdit

Buchanan grew up in Jacksonville, Lake City, and Tallahassee, Florida. His father played bass in jazz bands and his mother is a singer. Buchanan started played guitar while in second or third grade, and played his first gig while attending fourth grade. In the mid 1980s, Buchanan began recording on radio and television jingles in Atlanta, Georgia. Buchanan worked with the band Cameo, touring and participating in the recording of their Word Up! album. He also toured with Hall and Oates[1] and Cyndi Lauper on her A Night to Remember World Tour.[2]

Session and recordingEdit

After being urged by producer Ed Seay, Buchanan moved to Nashville in 1994. As a session musician, he recorded with many artists, including Rodney Crowell,[3] Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Dolly Parton, Travis Tritt, and Amy Grant.[4] He also recorded on film and television soundtracks, including the Nashville television series.

Solo career and bandsEdit

On Buchanan's first albums: Pat Buchanan in 2002, he co-wrote all songs with Bill DeMain. Brad Jones produced, and Greg Morrow and Jim Hoke also performed. He also released St. George in 2005.[5]

Buchanan recorded and toured with his band the Idle Jets, with Tom Bukovac and Greg Morrow

Buchanan played in the band Swan Dive with Bill DeMain.[6]


Buchanan won the Academy of Country Music award for Guitarist of the Year in 2005.[7]


Solo albumsEdit

  • 2002: Pat Buchanan (Indiscreet)
  • 2005: St. George (CD Baby)

With CameoEdit

With Hall & OatesEdit

With Idle JetsEdit

With Swan DiveEdit

Also appears onEdit

1986 - 1989Edit

1990 - 1999Edit

2000 - 2004Edit

2005 - 2009Edit

2010 - 2014Edit

2015 - presentEdit


  1. ^ John Swenson (September 16, 1988). "The Hall & Oates reunion tour". UPI. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Frank Goidman. "Interview with Pat Buchanon". Pure Music. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Woodstra, Chris; John Bush; Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2008). Contemporary Country. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  4. ^ David Holzemer (January 11, 2011). "A Night With Amy Grant". New Release Today. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "CD of the Day, 11/20/06: Pat Buchanan-St. George". Absolute Powerpop. November 20, 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Jim Ridley (June 4, 1998). "Top of the Pops: 'Monsters' invade Exit/In". Nashville Scene. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  7. ^ Stark, Phyllis (May 27, 2006). "ACM Winners". Billboard. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  8. ^ Chris Heim (August 21, 1988). "Hall, Oates Covet Sunny Days Again". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

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