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Young Banjoist Daniel Patrick Joins The Roys

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Daniel Patrick18-year old Daniel Patrick will join the award-winning The Roys on stage for the first time in Auburn, AL at the University Station Bluegrass Festival (May 30-31). Starting out his music career at age three, Daniel Patrick has been around the music all his life. Blessed with a wonderful family he has played professionally as “The Daniel Patrick and Family” Bluegrass and Gospel band for 11 years. Now at the age of 18, Daniel is looking to take a bigger step in his career.

“We are very excited to be joined but such a young and fantastic banjo player. He is a professional both on and off the stage and will be a great addition to our show."
- Lee & Elaine Roy

Daniel comments, "I am VERY excited to be joining the band, I have a feeling it’s going to be an awesome road ahead for us all."

Blending proficiency and passion into a musically intoxicating package, The Roys made their debut with Lonesome Whisle, a spirited set that showcased the siblings’ stellar vocals, taut musicianship and enviable songwriting skills. “My first real love is bluegrass music,” says Lee. “When I was nine-years-old, I played in my first band and it was a bluegrass band. Ricky Skaggs has always been my hero, and even back in the early days of the Skaggs and Rice records; that’s really where I cut my teeth. As a matter of fact, we were listening to some old stuff we had done and it was amazing to hear Keith Whitley in my voice back then when I was a kid because I was really into those guys.” With their reverence for legends such as Bill Monroe as well as contemporary torch bearers like Ricky Skaggs, The Roys have crafted a debut set that combines the best of bluegrass music’s traditions with the promise of its future.

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