The Boss Man. Pat's a total slave driver. He has delusions of grandeur, but he's a pretty nice guy.
Pat Carnathan began square dancing in 1977 with his parents. In June of 1980 the club he danced with had an Amateur Callers' Night and though he was scared to death he was clearly hooked. His first professional dance came in September of 1981 and he picked up a regular gig in January of 1982. He now calls worldwide from Mainstream through A2.
A pianist since age six, Pat arranges all of Shakedown Records' music and does most of the music heard on the records. Pat calls over 250 dances a year, including nearly every National convention since 1991. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University, and an Associate's Degree in Administration of Justice from Miramar College. He loves calling and singing to modern music. His goals include increasing the number of younger dancers by erasing old stereotypes and showing people that square dancing has modernized and is an entertaining pastime.
In October of 2007 Pat relocated to Menifee, California.