2002 to 2008 Paul was on the road, recording and touring worldwide with Austin, Texas based duo Spoken Groove. His touring continues solo with the release of his third solo instrumental CD, “The Butterfly” on New Bell Recordings. It is always a treat to hear him sing through his instrument. “I...Read more... always have the guitar with me. It’s my paintbrush. I choose to live through it, or should I say it lives through me.” His songwriting is usually image based, telling the story of the subject - war, nature, romance, but in the language of sound. Paul’s unique melody strumming creates the sound of multiple guitars from one instrument. A hallmark of Paul’s music is the way his instrumental songs get stuck in your head. “I write them almost like a pop song. They need a hook, and they need drama too. A balance of theme, change and return. I want to make songs for everybody, not just guitar players.”
Paul’s background in education is huge: A former faculty member and graduate of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, he studied privately and took master classes with Michael Hedges, Ben Verdery, Fareed Haque, John Stropes and a host of others. Paul has been teaching guitar for over 23 years. He’s taught guitar clinics in all over the U.S. & Europe. Paul was also a proof reader for sheet music giant Hal Leonard Publishing, Inc
Sound track work includes the use of his music in documentaries, websites, presentations and commercials. A few examples: Milwaukee Public Museum, U.W. Milwaukee, Arizona State Parks, Anasazi Foundation, Imagine Art, Sun Pop Studio productions, author Keith Miller and other regional commercials & television.
Paul was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin and has lived in Austin, Texas since 1997.Hide more...
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