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--- Jan 09 2013 Go to category
Subject: New Chautauqua title
Category: General Questions
From: John Bracken (San Diego California)

I was wondering about the title of your album New Chautauqua. Where did it come from? The reason I ask is I grew up in Chautauqua Lake New York. It has a decent musical history and I was wondering if it was linked to that.

Pat’s Answer:

Hi John, My great-grandfather, Mose Metheny, was in a Chautauqua troop that traveled around the Midwest and the South during the late 1800's. When I first started touring nonstop my grandfather said it reminded him of his dad's work, hence the name "New Chautauqua".