Louisville, KY (PRWEB) May 30, 2010
Rock Blues Guitarist Pat Travers will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Wednesday night June 2, 2010 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Pat at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). Pat will also perform a plugged-in live set, showcasing songs from his 2010 release Fidelis as well as classics from his 35-year career. The show will be streamed on the Rockline website beginning the afternoon of the following day of the broadcast.
Travers is enjoying a resurgence in popularity due to his steady performance schedule and his deft use of online social media marketing. His Facebook pages (http://bit.ly/9ZrQHE and http://bit.ly/dBssBC) attract hundreds of visitors per day. His dedicated web site (http://PatTravers.com) is a focal point for his old and new fans, and contains thousands of photos and videos, a comprehensive discography, and a shop for fans who want to build out their collections.
Pat Travers was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Soon after picking up the guitar at age 12, he saw Jimi Hendrix perform in Ottawa. Inspired by Hendrix, as well as other artists including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, Travers began playing in bands early in his teens; his first bands were The Music Machine, Red Hot, and Merge, which played in Quebec-area clubs. The band's next release was a live album entitled Live! Go for What You Know, which charted in the Top 40 in the United States and included "Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)". This was followed by the 1980 release Crash and Burn, which climbed even higher on the charts, entering the Top 20. Snortin' Whiskey was a major American radio hit from this album and Pat Travers began the 1980s as a hot item in the hard rock music scene. Touring tirelessly and building a loyal fan base since then, Travers enters the second decade of the 21st century as one of the few top blues-rock guitarists who perpetuates the classic sound while satisfying his fans with a steady stream of original material.