Paul has been composing, writing, and performing all kinds of music since the mid-1960s (you do the math). He has written and performed just about any kind of music you can imagine, from Folk to Rock to Gospel to Country to Blues to Bluegrass, but he always features lyrics that are written from the heart. Lately, Paul has been focusing on traditional acoustic, roots-based music
If you have him out to sing, we guarantee you’ll hear thoughtful songs you’ve never heard before.
Paul always has six or seven things going on at the same time. More often than not he is working “behind the scenes” and not getting his own music recorded or performed as much as he should. That said, we hope soon to post information about new music related to Paul’s current projects.
Again, if you come to hear Paul play or have him out somewhere, you’ll have a chance to hear some of this material before anybody else.
Here’s something we just added – Since Paul bought his first 6-string banjo about five years ago, he’s been trying to tell people what they’re good for. He recorded this version of a Jefferson Airplane song to give a visual and auditory example:
To give you an idea of Paul’s music, we’re going to post some downloadable music here. The following tunes were all issued about ten years ago on an independent CD that you can still get from Amazon. In the meantime, this is a good way to let folks who haven’t heard him figure out what he’s spent the last 42 years or so doing as an avocation.
- At the Heart of my Heart was the Music – a musical explanation of how the life of a banjo-playing boy from the ’60s was influenced by his life, and how, eventually his life influenced his music. If you want Paul’s “bio” in a nutshell, here it is.
- Fish in the Corn – One of Paul’s best-loved folk-style songs.
- American Folk Hymns – A guitar solo medley featuring three classic American folk hymns.
- Still, Small Voice – For all the years that Paul performed in “Contemporary Christian” music settings, including coffeehouses, campgrounds, festivals, and churches, this was the song folks most wanted to hear. Violinist Wesley Waldron helps out on this version.
If you want to hear some stuff that goes “way back,” check out the music tracks embedded in Paul’s Music Memoir page.
Please contact Paul if you want to hear more, especially if you want to hear more in person.
In the meantime, enjoy your music, and share the joy!
– Paul Race