Paul Race has been writing and playing all kinds of music since the 1960s, though he tends to favor acoustic and traditional songs. He has created resources like,, and to help other musicians get a good start on their own journeys.

Shopping “Stupid” Sales

By now, most of my readers know that I support several music-oriented sites, including,,, and You’ve also noticed that I have vendor links on many of my pages (especially the buyer’s guides like In the interest of full disclosure, I make a little money if…

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Gigging Outside of the Box

Most people who think about trying to support themselves in the local music scene start and end with the bars that feature live music. And there are a bunch. But there’s a lot to be said for reaching audiences that don’t go bar-hopping, too. In my case, I had enough…

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