Pat Watters was born in Bourlamaque Quebec. He has “been around” living in Val’Dor, Malartic, Barview, Malartic Gold Fields, Cornwall, Carp, Toronto, Fort McPherson NWT, Pembroke and in Douglas where he now resides. He graduated from York University and taught for 30 years finishing his career at St. Joseph High School in Renfrew.
He is married, has six children and three grandchildren.
He enjoys all types of music. He does however, have a preference for the blues. It was while living in Toronto that he developed a keen interest in the blues playing in bands and taking in as many live shows as he was able to. He had the opportunity to see several blues legends as they toured through southern Ontario.
Pat plays bass guitar for a local hobby band called Mixed Nuts, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger Toronto Maple Leafs fan in the Valley.
Got the Blues
Pat has been a part of Valley Heritage radio since the beginning. His show Got the Blues began a month after the station went on the air and continues every Thursday evening at eight o’clock right after the bingo.
Got the Blues is a two-hour weekly show which provides you the opportunity to listen and enjoy the blues. If you want to be more informed and exposed to this genre of music so that you can appreciate the blues, then this is the place to be!
Blues has been portrayed as mournful and slow but as you listen to Got the Blues you will discover it is far more energetic and it rocks. It has been said, “The blues had a baby and they named it Rock ‘n Roll”! There are plenty of blues styles and you will hear a great variety on Pat’s show. Traditional to contemporary artists are played regularly and Got the Blues is proud to feature many of our Canadian Blues artists.