Niemisto’s virtuosity on bass, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and sometimes banjo has evolved in step with the humor, pathos, and poetry of his voice. That’s because he plays and sings every day of his life.
Besides gigging every day all summer (sometimes twice, for years), Patrick produces other’s CDs in the Holy Wah sound studio in his basement and provides gear and/or sound for countless gigs and musicians.
Niemisto also books several local venues, teaches private lessons, champions the next generation of up-and-coming musical stars, and teaches audio tech at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.
In short, Niemisto presides over the spiritual epicenter of the local folk music scene at his home in the woods in Leelanau County with his wife, Mary Kay.