Patrick Pearson is a young, up-and-coming New Orleans musician that performs nightly at the Marigny Brasserie. Patrick Pearson is a very community-oriented musician who teaches music in the area. He is a stringed specialist with experience in brass; the majority of his work comes as a backing musician playing the bass. In this interview, Mr. Pearson details his musical growth and upbringing, starting in the marching band at Riverdale Junior High, through his experiences at the Neutral Ground, and to the current day. He notes the famous musicians he's interacted with that have inspired him, like the late Allen Toussaint; and counts among his influences his instructor Mr. Venables at Riverdale, and UNO professors Brent Rose and Hank Mackey, as well as frequent collaborator Michael Vincent Liuzza.
Interviewed, produced, shot, and edited by Allyson Aleksey