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Goodbye 2016! 

What a year. The passing of David Bowie felt like a death in the family. He was like a cool uncle that you saw maybe once a year, but each time, he left you feeling that it was ok to be different. That being different was cool. I owe him so much. 

And then there was Prince...

Just this month, I lost one of my own: Thomas Johansson played bass in Picnic Boys; the first band I fronted. There were others as well. Too many. 

I've played with GB Leighton for two years now. Over time, the meaning of the songs have really sunk in. Hope, loss, redemption, love, lust...forgiveness. What it means to be a person. If I had a shitty day with a gig to play that night, many of these songs would lift me up, the same way they would lift up the people in the crowd. A gift. Thanks, Brian. 

None of my rocking & rolling, recording and producing would happen without the support of my family. If you've been to a GB show,  you've probably met my wife, Michelle! She's been making it all happen for almost 19 years now.

Chances are you met my son, Elliott too! I know how lucky I am. I take none of it for granted. My family means everything to me. At the end of every day I thank God that I've been trusted to be a husband and a father. 

Thank you, Sharkfin for sending me to the only picks I'll ever use: The original Sharkfin! So much of my tone comes from this; the most versatile pick ever made. Ernie Ball keeps me in strings and accessories. I just added their new Expression Delay to my pedalboard. A total game changer for a guy like me who uses some kind of echo on most everything. 

You don't get up on stage unless you are at least a little bit vain, and I'm no different! Jeri Hart makes my beautiful guitar straps. If you can dream it, she can make it. 

I wish you all the best for 2017. 

Love wins. Every time. 


Jeri Hart Guitar Straps - Straps that Rock 

Patrik's custom guitar straps by Jeri Hart Designs turns heads at every show he plays. We are excited to announce an official endorsement with this fantastic custom guitar strap boutique!

Jeri Hart has personally designed the straps that Patrik wears nightly on stage. Her straps are hand-crafted with top of the line select leathers, genuine gemstones, and unique oxidized hardware and they are incredibly sexy! Patrik received his first guitar strap, "Pingvin", over 10 years ago and it can usually be found on his Gretsch champagne Sparkle Jet when playing live. Five years ago he received the "Elliott" strap named after his son. The Elliott is a perfect match for his Gretsch White Falcon. Patrik's latest strap from Jeri is a simple yet classic wide black leather strap. The quality and craftsmanship of Jeri Hart Designs straps is unmatched. Pure luxury!