Patrick Dorie & Dan Brooks
When Patrick Dorie was growing up his musical heroes included Bob Dylan, Neil Young and M. Ward. It wasn’t long before this Whitby-born singer-songwriter was writing his own songs.
Dorie thanks his uncle and father for introducing him to Dylan’s music and encouraging him to make his own. At family parties, his uncle would bring out the guitar, and one year, Dorie’s father gave him a copy of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks.
“It made me want to become a singer/songwriter,” Dorie says. “Whenever I feel down on music, I put that record on and it reminds me why I do this.”