Paul has been playing guitar for over 30 years and is the creator of the popular acoustic web site acousticfingerstyle.com. His style of music ranges from contemporary fingerstyle to acoustic blues to acoustic folk.
Why this name?
Because his mother gave it to him?
Do you play live?
You can sometimes find Paul playing in the southeastern Wisconsin area. His favorite venue is the Cafe Carpe in Ft. Atkinson WI.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The biggest effect the internet and mp3 has on the music industry is that it offers a alternative avenue for artists to get their music heard. It can provide unlimited visibility outside of an artist's performance area and offer listeners an opportunity to hear styles of music that are rarely played on the radio today.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
No. But then, that's easy to say when nobody is asking.
Paul's early musical influence came from players like John Fayey and Leo Kottke. These are the guys that got him into playing acoustic guitar and fingerstyle. But later in life, he was strongly influenced by the music, arrangements, and compositions of players like Mike Dowling, Pat Donohue, and Tommy Emmanuel
Where he's standing at the moment.
Paul has 11 instruments and uses a wide range of different pickups in them. Most have at least two pickup sources that are brought out separately and blended. His favorite combination is a Rare Earth blender with a K&K SBT. He has this system in his Robertson 7-string and his Froggy Bottom K. His Langejans RGC has the B-band A4 built in. His DonMo resonators use McIntyre feather pickups.