Patrick Sylvest was born in Port Sulphur. LA where he lived until age 4. Spending his schoolyears in Gramercy, LA on the Mighty Mississippi, he began his music career playing guitar and singing in the Church choir, at school, and with garage bands. He and his family have settled in Thibodaux, Louisiana where Patrick enjoys his career as a Nurse Anesthetist.
Patrick has opened shows for Guy Clark, Jack Williams, Spencer Bohren, Eric Taylor, Sarah Pierce and Randall Bramblett who invited Pat back onstage to accompany on Mandolin!
His recordings feature Instrumental virtuosos like Rob Ickes, Andy Leftwich, and Lloyd Maines, and Vocalist Carolyn Martin.
He has played in several groups serving as dobro and mandolinist for the Lafayette, LA based 'Folklure' and Thibodaux, LA based 'Moss Pickers' String Bands. He currently flexes his Mandolin chops in the Gypsy Jazz duo, 'Hot Club de Lune'.
Patrick was a finalist in the 2008 13th Annual USA Songwriting Contest with his song, 'A Little Less Louisiana' and a second place finisher in the 2008 Rockygrass Dobro Contest.
Now performing primarily as a solo artist, Patrick can be heard performing at a variety of venues and events. He is available for private engagements and concerts, solo or with acoustic band.