Artist Patrick Darrah Signs Endorsement Deal With Dean Gatewood Guitars
Nashville — Nashville country recording artist, Patrick Darrah, and founder of Double Darrah Entertainment have signed an endorsement deal with Dean Gatewood Guitars. The California-based company specializes in handmade custom hollow and solid body electric guitars; each Dean Gatewood Guitar model features specially-crafted neck and headstock designs and inlays—finely tuned machines custom made to suit. Welcoming Darrah as the newest artist endorsed by the company, Dean Gatewood presented Darrah with a one-of-a-kind Standard Flat Top Electric Guitar—a chambered model with an all-natural acoustic tone.
“This guitar is superior in quality, aesthetics, and playability. It’s smooth and fast, and the phase switch offers diverse sounds independently without having to utilize a pedal board for every tone change,” said Darrah. “Dean’s craftsmanship is truly an art and his attention to detail makes all the difference. He makes a beautiful guitar that plays like a dream and I am honored and blessed to play a Dean Gatewood guitar.”
A complement to Darrah’s musicianship, the Dean Gatewood Standard guitar suits the New York native’s electric style and smooth finish. The endorsement arrives timely in parallel with Darrah’s new single release, “I Never Got Over You,” (ON COUNTRY RADIO NOW)—a track featured on Darrah’s debut album, NORTHERN TRUTH. The tune (written by Brad Wolf and Don Goodman) spotlights Music Row A-listers with special guitar performances by James Mitchell (Cole Swindell/Alison Krauss/LoCash/Colt Ford), Robby Turner on pedal steel (Chris Stapleton/Waylon Jennings/Loretta Lynn/The Highway Men) and background vocals sung by Monty Allen (Alan Jackson/Strayhorns). The CD is available via all major digital retail outlets.
Long, lean and a little rough around the edges, Patrick Darrah’s country music debut is alternatively sentimental and telling. Hailing from a small town in Bloomingdale, NY, Darrah earned his living as a skilled auto body artist. He was raised on the country music legends (such as Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, George Straight and Gary Allen) that echoed between the cement walls of the family body shop. Combining the musical styles that he gravitates toward, Patrick’s vocal delivery, stage performance and original compositions are an infusion of Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton and Granger Smith. In early 2017, Darrah put down the tools and picked up his guitar to pursue his dream in Nashville. He’s since launched his own independent entertainment company (Double Darrah Entertainment) and has become a downtown Broadway “must-see” entertainer for country music fans and Music City visitors—tearing up the stages at some of Nashville’s most notable honky-tonks and nightclubs (Honky Tonk Central/Rippy’s Bar & Grill/The Stage/Tin Roof/Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge).