Nashville based singer/ songwriter Pat McLaughlin will be appearing at Chickie Wah Wah on Sunday, December 4 and Monday, December 5. The first evening will feature three of New Orleans’ most in demand sidemen, drummer Carlo Nuccio, bassist Rene Coman, and guitarist John Fohl. On Monday, December 5, McLaughlin will be appearing as a special guest with fellow singer/ songwriter Alex McMurray.
McLaughlin is visiting the city as a member of the legendary John Prine’s touring band. They are playing Friday, December 1 at the Saenger Theater and Saturday night at the Saenger Theater in Mobile. However, McLaughlin is no stranger to the Crescent City. He has been a regular visitor for decades and in the late 1990s, he was a member of the super group, Tiny Town, which featured Tommy Malone and Johnny Ray Allen of the subdudes along with drummer Kenneth Blevins.
During the 1970s, McLaughlin honed his craft in San Francisco and Boston before relocating to Nashville and releasing his first album in 1980. By the late 1980s, McLaughlin was developing a stellar reputation as a songwriter in the world of country music. He earned his first country music award in 1988 for the song, “Lynda,” which was recorded by Steve Wariner. In 1992, Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton had a hit with McLaughlin’s song, “Tell Me About It.”