Louka Patenaude is an anomaly in the music world due to his accelerated abilities in so many fields of music and more. He is known as one of the Midwest's most electrifying guitarists and improvisors. The creator, producer and engineer of the rock masterwork, The Optimistic, co-creator of alt. country/bluegrass stomp-a-thon The Fingers, and Madison's oldest running jazz jam session group The New Breed Quartet as well as the choice guitarist for jazz legend Ben Sidran (original member of the Steve Miller Band) and for reggae's legendary goliaths Natty Nation. Louka is also widely known as a music educator with deep roots. Currently he collaborates with Madison Music Makers (see Music Education) which is a non-profit that provides music education and instruments to Madison's underprivileged children. Feel free to explore this website to get a more refined taste for Louka's ongoing activities.
Currently he is recording music for his new solo acoustic record including songs featured in the upcoming film series:
"A Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet".