Pat Liston first gained widespread recognition as one of the founding members of Mama's Pride...a band known, with great affection as 'The Pride Of St. Louis'. This alone indicates much in a city renowned for it's musical contributions such as Chuck Berry, Michael McDonald, Sheryl Crow, Nelly, Johnnie Johnson, Oliver Sain, Tina Turner, and others. Pat is a versatile singer/songwriter/musician, and spearheaded the band as a key writer and lead vocalist, as well as playing keyboard and slide guitar. Mama's Pride had two successful albums in the 1970's: 'Mama's Pride' (1975) and 'Uptown & Lowdown' (1976). Produced by such notables as the legendary Arif Mardin, who's last Grammy was for producing Norah Jones, and Jim Mason, of Firefall fame. In 1992 Mama's Pride also released a third album, 'Guard Your Heart', produced by Grammy winner, Jim Gaines. The music on all three albums has sustained in popularity, and is still played on many radio stations in the U.S. and Europe. In 2006 they released a long awaited 'live' CD. Recorded at the Pageant in St. Louis! It's simply called Mama's Pride 'A Live and Well'. Pat toured coast to coast with Mama's Pride alongside top recording artists such as The Charlie Daniels Band, The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Bob Seger, Heart, Kansas, Alice Cooper, The Outlaws, Lynyrd Skynyrd, REO Speedwagon, Ringo Starr, Todd Rundgren, Joe Walsh, Stephen Stills, Loggins & Messina and many more. More recently, Mama's Pride has been breaking records with 'Sold Out' concerts at The Pageant Theatre, one of St. Louis' newest and most popular concert venues. Mamas Pride currently is perfoming one concert a year at the Pageant. In 2003 Pat released his first solo CD 'Blue Mist' with eleven self-penned songs on it. In December 2008 he released his 2nd solo effort 'Dreamer' with 12 new songs. "The work of a seldom-heralded talent, Blue Mist offers a master class of Irish American Folk-Rock." ..... John O'Regan, Irish Music Magazine "Liston has an Irish soul: He wails and moans with Celtic blues, carries an ageless folk melody with his gently rasping tenor (which sometimes recalls Stephen Stills, sometimes Wilson Pickett) and phrases with unrestrained, even torrential emotion" ..... Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO. "This album is so refreshing..... He flavors it with sounds that hearken back to the best of the seminal creative forces of rock, folk, and pop. The music has a lilt to it. It's certainly not wimpy but it isn't a "rock out" boogie kind of thing either. It's melodic and catchy. Edgy? Yes, but not overly so". ........ Jess Marich, Shake Magazine, Nashville Tenn. "....Pat has a powerhouse lead vocal". ........ Jean-Charles Costa, Circus Magazine, N.Y., N.Y.