Twenty-one year old PATRICK DRONEY has become one of America's phenomenal guitar players and powerful singer/songwriters. Droney first came to national attention in 2006 at the age of 13, being named by The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation as the country's "Best Young Blues Guitarist". He has since graced the stage with the likes of B.B. King, James Brown, Elvis Costello, and The Roots to name a few. Through his Blues roots and cross-over appeal, he brings substance back to the mainstream. Droney signed to Rondor Music/Universal Music Publishing Group in 2013 and relocated to Los Angeles, California where he is continually writing and planning his upcoming release having joined forces with Danny Kortchmar (Don Henley, Billy Joel).
A compelling live artist, Droney has graced the stage with the likes of B.B. King and the late James Brown, as well as mainstream artists such as Jon Bon Jovi. He was a part of the ‘Experience Hendrix Tour’, sharing the stage with Mitch Mitchell (drums) and Billy Cox (bass), the same rhythm section that played behind Hendrix at Woodstock. Other noted appearances include The Montreal Jazz Festival, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Droney was featured alongside Macy Gray, The Roots, Elvis Costello and more at the famed Apollo Theatre honoring blues legend Robert Johnson.
In addition to music, Patrick is committed to various philanthropic endeavors. In 2005, he was awarded the Nestlé Very Best in Youth Award, and spearheaded a fundraiser that raised over $500,000 in disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina and an additional $250,000 for the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Program. Having been diagnosed with Hemophilia at birth, Droney has become an ambassador for the National Hemophilia Foundation and has raised thousands of dollars for numerous children’s charities, for which People Magazine featured him as a “Hero Among Us”. In addition to serving on the board of the Nestlé Very Best in Youth Foundation, he also shares a board seat with B.B. King on the Robert Johnson Foundation’s Heritage House, a foundation designed to give back to local communities through the Arts.