Patrick Harison is an accordionist, composer and educator who is equally adept in the worlds of jazz, classical and folk music. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN and performs in a diverse variety of settings.



LATE DECEMBER 2010/JANUARY 2011

Hello Friends,

  I hope this letter finds you all well. Here we are, left with the entrails of the holidays in our hearts and bank accounts. I'm looking forward to another year of playing music for the chosen people.  May you go forth into next year with joy in your hearts and rye on your breath… 

  If you still haven't made NEW YEARS EVE plans, I would beseech you to join PATTY AND THE BUTTONS at CAFE MAUDE.  It's free, and there's a dance floor.  Plus, we promise to play an extra old timey version of Auld Lang Syne for you.  You won't need reservations or a big pocketbook to enjoy yourself, so won't you be my neighbor?

  < End 2010 >
  < Begin 2011 >

Also, Patty and The Buttons will be continuing our all acoustic stand at CAFE ASTER EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON 11am-2p until we kick the bucket or get fired.  Be sure to come and place your bets!  There are plenty of other happenings ahead in January. But, you're all busy people. So, I'll just leave all the info down there like I usually do and let you decided when you wanna get your accordion fix. ALSO, I'm trying to do a better job of keeping the website (patrickharison.com) up to date.  I'll be posting all of my public engagements (even the super last minute ones) there via twitter and various other social media platforms.  The future is… NOW! Until then...

Warm Regards,
  Patrick

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PATTY AND THE BUTTONS BRUNCH @ CAFE ASTER THIS SUNDAY and EVERY SUNDAY, 11am-2p …

Thursday, 12/30/10, 5:30p-8:30  FREE/ALL AGES
w/DEAN HARRINGTON (guitar) & KIP JONES (violin) @ SHANGHAI BISTRO
2420 Gateway Court Hudson, WI 54016

Friday, 12/31/10, 9p-12:30am  FREE/ALL AGES
PATTY AND THE BUTTONS NEW YEARS EVE @ CAFE MAUDE
5411 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Late Night Music Leisure Hour: 10 to midnight $3 pints, $5 wine and $5 cocktail of the day

Monday, 1/3/11, 8p-11p  DONATION/ALL AGES
w/TANNER TAYLOR (piano), KEITH BOYLES (bass) and MAC SANTIAGO (drums) @ JAZZ CENTRAL
407 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Jazz Central is a jazz performance space, for more information, visit http://jazzspace.weebly.com/ 

Friday, 1/7/11, 8-10 DONATION/ALL AGES
EISNER'S KLEZMORIM @ THE COFFEEGROUNDS
1579 Hamline Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55108

Tuesday, 1/18/11, 6-9pm FREE/ALL AGES
CAFE ACCORDION ORCHESTRA @ LORING PASTA BAR
327 14th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55414
I'll be filling in for Dan Newton, Really excited to be playing with this band!

Friday, 1/21/11, 9:30pm-12:30am FREE/21+
PATTY AND THE BUTTONS @ DRIFTWOOD CHAR BAR
‪4415 Nicollet Avenue‬, ‪Minneapolis, MN 55419‬
This is Patty and The Buttons first time at the Driftwood, and it should be a good time.  The driftwood is an awesome neighborhood joint with a great vibe and nice dancefloor. 

Wednesday, 1/26/11, Live on KFAI (90.3 FM) Radio 5pm, 331 Club 7pm-9pm COVER/21+
w/JACK KLATT AND THE CAT SWINGERS @ 331 Club
331 13th Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Jack's a real all american folk treasure, check out some of his tunes here: http://www.myspace.com/howlinbobbilee

Thursday, 1/27/11, 10ish-midnightish, FREE/21+
w/ JON DAVIS and DEVON GRAY
1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Free/Experimental

Friday, 1/28/11 10-1am FREE/21+
PATTY AND THE BUTTONS @ CLUBHOUSE JAGER
23 Washington Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401
Clubhouse Jager is our home away from home and not just because of the nice bathrooms. darlings, drinks, dancing.