Happy Birthday to Pat Metheny!

Pat Metheny was born on August 12, 1954 in Kansas City in a family of musicians. Since 12 years he started to play guitar and when he was 15, he worked with the best musicians of his native city. From 1974 to 1977 he played in the group of vibraphonist Gary Burton. In 1977, he founded The Pat Metheny Group.

Pat Metheny is a winner of numerous awards and prizes. He has three gold albums, Still Life (Talking), Letter from Home, Secret Story and 20 Grammy awards in 12 different categories. The Pat Metheny Group won an unprecedented number of Grammy awards for seven consecutive albums.

Metheny spends the most of his career on tour. Since 1974, he gives an average 120 to 240 concerts a year.