“Once-Green Leaves” is Paul’s first recording, released in 1990. Still a young man, he showed ingenuity in lyric and chord structures that seem deceptively simple. This, his first recording effort, is simply Paul singing and playing acoustic guitar. A reviewer said about the album: “…you’re looking around yourself and describing what you see.”
Another reviewer described the song “I Walk Darkened Streets” as “…a string of haikus…”
Paul grew up on folk, rock, and pop music. Throw in some traditional, roots, country, blues, and even a little classical and Broadway – and that’s what his songs are like. Add his love of literature, reading and writing, and you get lyric-focused songs of high quality.
One of Paul’s favorite reviews was a single word, about his song “Where Have You Been?,” from his album, “Pair of Wings.” The reviewer said simply: “Wow!”
Paul incorporates all of his influences to create songs that are tightly composed. Because he works with skilled producers, the songs are carefully arranged, using just the right instrumentation to bring out the essence of each song. His topics range from love songs – reminiscent of Neil Young or Cat Stevens – to those with a touch of metaphysical, dream-like ponderings. Let yourself be drawn in by his insight, compassion and thoughtfulness.