Flynn, Pat


  • From Thousand Oaks, California. Lives in Nashville.
  • 1981-1990, played guitar with the New Grass Revival.
  • During his tenure with NGR, won Frets Magazine Readers Poll for “Best Acoustic Guitarist” five years in a row. For winning five years in a row, he was inducted into Frets Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats” alongside Doc Watson, Chet Atkins and Tony Rice.
  • After NGR, went back to school and got his masters degree in counseling. Also worked as a studio musician/record producer in Nashville. Among his credits: Crucial Smith, Alan Thornhill, Cadillac Sky and Candace Corrigan.
  • Wrote and performed on Garth Brooks’ hit single “Do What You Gotta Do.”
  • 2004, served as Tom T. Hall’s musical director for Hall’s “Artist in Residence” program at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
  • 2004, returned to recording and performing with his own record label (Request Records).
  • 2005, did shows as “Pat Flynn and Friends” with such artists as John Cowan, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Greene, Michael Card and others.
  • 2009, worked with Michael Martin Murphey on his Buckaroo Bluegrass projects.
  • 2009, released solo project ReQuest (Emergent Records).
  • 2010, released follow up project ReVision (Mea Culpa Records).
  • 2013, Flynn was named by Flatpicking Guitar magazine as one of the most influential guitarists of his generation.
  • 2014, released solo project Renew (Mea Culpa Records).