Pat Travers

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About Pat Travers

Pat Travers arrived during the mid-'70s reign of hard blues-rock guitar slingers with his hard, edgy tone, rough and rowdy, vocals, barroom boogie aesthetic. The Canadian's eight-album run for Polydor, from the self-titled 1976 debut through 1984's Hot Shot, netted seven Top 200 chart placements (all but one in the upper half) and two Top 40 singles, including the party anthem classic "Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights)." Subsequently, he placed four singles in the Hot 100. As evidenced by his catalog, Travers is equally adept at playing funk and prog. One of rock & roll's bona fide road dogs, he has toured over 150 dates a year for more than 40 years. In the 21st century, Travers has continued to record with dates including 2003's P.T. Power Trio, 2005's Bazooka (with Carmen Appice), 2015's Retro Rocket, 2019's Swing! and 2022's The Art of Time Travel.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
April 12, 1954

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