Gary Paul in a Dashiki
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Gary Paul is, first and foremost, a storyteller. Be it as an author, an essayist, or a performing songwriter, he reaches out to audiences with little time to spare, but who seek a meaningful experience in print, song and live performance. His goal is to present situations that resonate and characters they can relate to, so that readers and listeners feel like they've shared an intimate experience with a friend who understands the foibles, sorrows and joys of their everyday lives.

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Latest Release!

Artist: Gary Paul, Album: American Road

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Video: "Southwest Chief," from the CD "American Road" available on Youtube!

How people describe Gary Paul:

  • Elliot Glick, The Starving Artist:
    "This guy is what coffeehouses were made for. He sang his original songs that were witty and charming, funny and poignant. The songs were musically diverse and tasty, and played with the skill of a fine musical craftsman."

  • Lazlo, blowupradio.com:
    "Gary Paul . . . is a storyteller, the truest definition of a folk singer."

  • The Folk Project:
    ". . . intricate finger style guitar work & intelligently crafted lyrics."

  • Barbara Russo, The Staten Island Source:
    ". . . down-to-earth personality & relaxed attitude. He's definitely not a high-maintenance guy."

  • Rooster Rick, the Homegrown String Band:

    ". . . a songster; that's what Mississippi John Hurt called himself, not a bluesman but a songster."

Got an opinion?? If, after YOU'VE heard Gary Paul perform & you have a thought or two to add,
or simply want to say hello, just e-mail 'garypaul "at" gary-paulmusic.com'.

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