Tom Petty and John Prine are laughing their asses off with Bob Dylan. They know this dance all too well; artists chasing songs and songs chasing artists. Then in surprisingly perfect harmony they yell out “you’re on your own dude!” Paul looks up from his crumpled wads of yellow legal pad and grins “I got this”.
Songs are oxygen for Paul and he has been breathing life into them for quite some time now. From fronting full bands in Seattle to acoustic solo in Santa Fe and beyond, Paul writes and performs songs in the tradition of his (still laughing) comrades. Songs that elevate and crack you open, songs that give you pause on our shared humanity and songs to just lighten the load of a heavy day.
“Sharing the music is where it’s at” says Paul "while it's very tempting to just hole up in the studio, it feels a little empty until you play in front of people and feel that connection".
What's the best song Paul ever wrote? "the one I'm working on now of course"!