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Patrick Ryan Clark

Patrick Ryan Clark

Patrick Ryan Clark


Interview (2005) : My name is: Patrick Clark. Describe yourself in 5 words: Happy, impatient, content, calm, and busy. My current job is: Member of Surviving August and then I make money by working at Starbucks. My hometown: Norman, OK. My current album or project is: Surviving August (self titled). Former bands: Ember Days, North by South. My guitar influences growing up were: Derek Webb, Bebo Norman and Tim Reynolds. The guitars I use are: Fender Strats and Martin for acoustic. Read more on Last.fm
Interview (2005) : My name is: Patrick Clark. Describe yourself in 5 words: Happy, impatient, content, calm, and busy. My current job is: Member of Surviving August and then I make money by working at Starbucks. My hometown: Norman, OK. My current album or project is: Surviving August (self titled). Former bands: Ember Days, North by South. My guitar influences growing up were: Derek Webb, Bebo Norman and Tim Reynolds. The guitars I use are: Fender Strats and Martin for acoustic. The strings and tunings I use are: Boomers and Martins, standard tuning. My current rig setup consists of: '72 Vox AC-30, Fulldrive pedal and American Strat with double humbuckers. The greatest invention for guitars is: The capo. My favorite Surviving August song is: "Reach to me". My Career highlight thus far is: Playing with Switchfoot, and acting like a little girl when I met them. All I could say was "i love you guys"!!!! My most embarrassing moment on stage: Singing a song about my wife and missing almost every note, it was rough!!! Other than my guitar, the one piece of my gear that I cannot live without is: my Boss tuner. The first song I ever mastered on guitar: "April Showers" by Caedmons Call. My first guitar was: Simon and Patrick acoustic. If I am only sure of one thing in life, It's: I found my soul mate. My Greatest fear is: Losing my wife. The one ritual I always perform prior to going onstage is: Praying with the band. Favorite quote: "it's not just a hat rack". The exact moment I knew I would pursue a career in music was: My first guitar lesson 5 years ago. The one thing most fans don't know About me is: I played college basketball. The best advice I could give beginning guitarists: I know your fingers hurt but PRACTICE. The CD(s) I'm listening to right now: Switchfoot, Copeland, The Graham Colton Band, Delirious. My 3 all-time favorite albums: Switchfoot "Beautiful letdown", Matchbox Twenty "Someone like you" and DC Talk "Jesus Freak", I know I know, nothing very interesting! I'm a sucker for: Chick fil A. Who was one of your favorite artists that you jammed with onstage? Still waiting for that moment My best gig was: this past Friday night in Dallas. If I could meet any ONE person living or Dead, he/she would: Jesus Christ. My favorite junk food: Sour Cream and Onion Lays. My biggest pet peeve: Having dry hands and watching people hold tissue, sounds weird but it freaks me out. The word or catch phrase I say way too often is: UNREAL. The hardest part of my job: Being patient with this weird business. The first thing I do when I come home from touring is: what is touring? I knew I hit the "big time": Dave from Extreme Guitars told me that he wanted to work with us! My Favorite Website is: Any band website, I am a little anal about checking up on everybody. The worst job I ever had: Working on rent houses. Right after this interview I'm going to: Take a nap . I couldn't imagine being on the road without: _my wife. If I wasn't doing the musician thing, I could really see myself working as: A&R for a major label. My favorite movie ever: Rounders or Almost Famous, toss up. My mission in life: Be able to support a family with music. My greatest obsession: Songwriting. My first band was: CrossSection. My next major step is: Write with Rob Thomas. The greatest contribution guitars have brought into my life is: a career. The coolest toy I had growing up was: Nintendo, many wasted hours on that thing. The one musician I would love to work with that I have not yet had the chance would be: Rob Thomas. If I could have three wishes, they would be: I like John's answer from "Five for Fighting": three more wishes. three more wishes, and three more wishes. When it's all said and done, I want the world to remember me for: Making a difference in people's lives. Read more on Last.fm.

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