Gianforte honors “Piano Pat” with Spirit of Montana award

U.S Representative Greg Gianforte (R-MT) honored Patricia Spoonheim, better known as “Piano Pat,” with his weekly “Spirit of Montana” award on Friday.

In a press release Gianforte said that she was chosen for “entertaining countless patrons from Montana and across the globe at the Sip ‘n Dip Lounge since 1963.”

Gianforte’s statement about Spoonheim is entered into the Congressional Record, and reads as follows:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a Montana musician known and loved by hundreds of thousands of fans in Montana and across the world.That’s no exaggeration, because she has played in one iconic Montana establishment for 55 years.