Music Museum of New England
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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Pat Metheny

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Growing up in a small town in Missouri, Pat Metheny initially made music on a trumpet, just like his father and grandfather and older brother Mike did before him. He was 9 when he started, but by age 11, his interest turned to guitar. “I’m chronologically right at that age when the electric guitar became an iconic symbol of something that was happening in the world,” he recently said, referring to the meteoric rise of the Beatles. But then his brother brought home a Miles Davis album, and young Pat’s
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