McAvinue, Patrick


  • From Hereford, Maryland.
  • Began playing fiddle at age 7.
  • At age 12, formed first band “The Salem Bottom Boys.”
  • Won the Delaware State Fiddle Championship.
  • 2006-2016, worked with Audie Blaylock and Redline.
  • 2007, released first solo project Grave Run (Patuxent).
  • 2009, released Rutland’s Reel album (Patuxent).
  • 2014, formed a hybrid band called Charm City Junction with Brad Kolodner (banjo), Sean Comiskey (accordian) and Alex Lacquement (bass). Charm City is a nickname for Baltimore.
  • 2016, accepted position as Artist-in-Residence at the Strathmore Arts Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • 2016, joined Dailey & Vincent.
  • 2017, won the IBMA Award for Fiddle Player of the Year.
  • 2019, released Perfect Fit album (no label).
  • 2020, joined the U.S. Navy, playing fiddle for Country Current.
  • 2023, released Fortis album (no label).