Products used: Clayton Custom Acetal Picks (Small Teardrop)
“After 20 years of playing, I finally found the right pick for me: Clayton’s custom acetal small teardrop picks. These picks are a triple threat: built to endure rock gigs, subtle enough for acoustic gigs and a great promo tool for music fans. I prefer the lighter gauges which sound awesome right out of the bag eventually molding itself based on your grip. I can’t recommend these pics enough.”
“Like U2 but with Van Halen-esque solos”: That’s how the media has described the instrumental rock of guitarist Patrick DeCoste (pronounced De-Coast). In the great tradition of Joe Satriani and Stevie Ray Vaughan, DeCoste combines virtuoso skills with rock and roll attitude to create his own unique sound. He’s got the chops to play in the orchestra pit for the Grammy-winning musical HAIRSPRAY, and the swagger to play his own original interpretation of the Star Spangled Banner at Shea Stadium for over 50,000 people. His 2 independent full-length releases have garnered internal acclaim, landed him opening slots for Billboard artists around New England and even scored him an Artist of the Year nomination.
Aside from playing some of the nation’s most storied venues, DeCoste’s “Office Drone By Day, Rock Star By Night” workshops have been featured at some of the most prestigious organizations in the northeast focusing on the art of juggling a day job while pursuing a career in music. He is also an “Instructor-In-Residence” at Bentley University and teaches privately.