(l-r) Randolph, Tom, Bobby, and Bill
“ Bobby himself has no equal. He stands tall among the greatest guitarists, songwriters, and front men of all times.” - Lloyd Peterson, Mt. Baker R&B Festival
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The award-winning Bobby Patterson Band performs passionate blues, while exciting audiences at festivals, parties, venues and community events. 

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"Borrowed Time", an original by singer/songwriter Bobby Patterson on lead guitar, backed up by drummer Bill Bancroft, bass man  Randolph Knowles, and Tom Norton on keys. Performed at Pig Out 2016 at Riverfront Park in Spokane, WA during a thunder storm. Videography by Curt Rein Media Productions. Audio mastered by Bobby Patterson at 8th Avenue Studio, Spokane, WA. 


"Illustrated Man'  is Showman Bobby Patterson's Signature Piece with whaling riffs that audiences love.  Performed at Mt. Baker's Rhythm & Blue's Festival. Video compliments of Mark Koning. 

IEBS Article - 

Bobby Patterson Band
by Carol Austin

Bluesman and singer/songwriter Bobby “Fat Tone” Patterson delivers original songs and classic blues accompanied by masterful slide guitar and electrifying leads. Patterson’s nickname derives from the name of the band he fronted for 13 years, The Fat Tones. He plays electric, acoustic and slide guitar and likes to scat. “Scattin’,” he explained, “is singing the same notes that I’m playing on my guitar.” His hot licks garnered him the Inland Empire Blues Society (IEBS) Best Blues Guitarist award in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012. Those awards led to his induction into the IEBS Hall of Fame. “The IEBS helped put me on the map as a blues player,” said Patterson.

Drummer Bill Bancroft provides the solid back line for the band. Originally from the Inland Empire, his earliest influence was rock music, but he ended up touring with top country music acts like Freddy Fender, Dottie West and Chris Le Doux, before returning to the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1980s. He played in the original Too Slim & the Taildraggers and also with Pat Coast. Bancroft was the recipient of the very first Best Blues Drummer award from the IEBS. He’s won many awards over the years, and is in the Hall of Fame. Bancroft also ...


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Special thanks to RIDLER PIANO BAR for hosting our weekly  BLUE THURSDAYS. We had a blast.


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