Patrick Odom lives in Tyler TX and has been singing and entertaining
for 30 years. He started playing music in Tyler in 1966 while in high school.
His first band was the “Blue Blue Souls. He played the drums then, but
changed to playing guitar while attending Tyler Jr. College. His band at TJC
was called “The Scarabs”, or a Beatle tribute band. He later attended
Stephen F. Austin University and formed a fraternity band that won
numerous talent contest.
He became a professional entertainer in 1972 while working in Dallas, TX,
performing in various bands called “Solid Gold”, a disco band, “Double D”,
a country band, “Ace and Edsels”, an oldies band, and “The Blues
Browsers”, a classic rock and blues band and most recently “Double Take”, a
classic rock, country and oldies duo band. He currently is performing in East
Texas as a solo guitarist and vocalist utilizing studio backing tracks and Bose
He was drafted in the Army and decided to make the stay more fun so he
organized a post band and played at the Officers and Enlisted Men’s club on
weekends to earn cash to go home. The Army base had a talent competition so
Patrick entered his band. They one “first” place and Patrick was named
“Entertainer of the Year”! He received a letter of commendation in his
personnel file for outstanding dedication and commitment to his unit.
Attending college at Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX prepared Patrick
for his next musical adventure. He taught himself how to play guitar while in
college with help from his roommate and fraternity brothers. His efforts
earned him and his band 3rd place in the “All Campus” talent contest.
After graduation Patrick moved to Dallas, TX to pursue a career in
technology sales. His travels introduced him to many cultures and musical
styles in the United States and abroad. He watched the great entertainers at
venues when he traveled and learned the art of “entertaining” while playing
guitar and singing.
Learning to play different genres of musical styles has helped Patrick adopt a
“style” of his own. Patrick plays and sings top country and classic rock to
timeless “oldies” and number one Top 40 tunes from the 40’s through the
90’s. He also plays music for various dance styles like the Rumba, Waltz,
Jitterbug, Two Step, Swing, Tango, Foxtrot, Samba, Jive, Mambo, Paso
Doble, Salsa, Polka, Break Dance, Hip Hop, Folk, Country and Western,
Texas Push, Lindy Hop, etc.
His influences come from many different artist including: Elvis Presley,
Dion, The Platters, Willie Nelson, Mickey Gilley, Eric Clapton, The Beatles,
Ray Price, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Frank Sinatra, Eddie Arnold, George
Strait, Jerry Lee Lewis, Hank Williams, Sr., Hank Williams, Jr., Andy
Williams, Bob Wills, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, Ronnie
Milsap, Freddie King, B B King, Merle Haggard, Bobby Darin, The Eagles,
etc. etc. etc.
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