Born in the east village of Manhattan, raised in Rochester, NY and Aspen, Colorado, Talia incorporates a wide variety of influences into her work. Having had the good fortune to grow up in a musical household, Talia began writing songs and stories at an early age.
Long summers in Aspen (before it became Beverly Hills) brought out cowgirl ways, and put in her ear the sounds of old country Hank Williams, George Jones, Loretta Lynn...combined with the classical, folk, and jazz of the Aspen Music Festival. Talia wrangled horses, guided rides up the Colorado Rockies, barrel raced in the local rodeos, and soaked up the all the sounds around her. Back in New York, Talia ditched her piano lessons and selected the Tuba at age nine. She played for over ten years and toured Europe as the tubist for the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
As a performing songwriter, Talia Paul has performed at a variety of venues nationally & internationally including Largo, Luna Park, The Roxy, and The Alligator Lounge in Los Angeles; The Knitting Factory, The Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Arlene Grocery in NYC, in addition to clubs in over 20 cities across the country and beyond, such as Austin, Nashville, Atlanta, and San Pedro Island, Belize. She received recognition from Billboard magazine for her song "Taxicabs", and was selected by Star 98.7 FM in Los Angeles to perform along with Sarah McLachlan at the El Rey Theatre in an event sponsored by Lilith Fair. Talia has performed with a variety of artists, including Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips, Andrew Hyra, Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles, John Denver, and Lisa Loeb.
Her songs are featured in several motion pictures, including the hit movie "Two Ninas", directed by Neil Turitz, "Love Happens", directed by Tony Cookson, and "Cowgirls", a documentary by Sally Clark. Talia performs her original songs locally and nationally, in addition to composing and performing music for features, shorts, and documentaries. Her two critically acclaimed releases Trails End and Light Will Come, are available now via http://cdbaby.com/taliapaul.
Talia Paul: vocals, acoustic guitars
Trails End, 2001
Light Will Come, 2002
Some streaming & radio
Talia Paul, Trails End
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ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE -Hit List- April 2002 "Trails End", Talia Paul Recorded in living rooms...ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE -Hit List- April 2002
"Trails End", Talia Paul
Recorded in living rooms, makeshift studios, and at home on a four-track, this excellent independent release is a collection of beautifully sung folk-pop tunes written and recorded all over the country during the past decade. It sounds like Paul is singing journal entries from the road, especially on such songs as "Gas Money" and "Four Bald Tires." The freedom, loneliness, and struggle of the troubadour life are all laid bare in her lyrics, and the listener gets a sense of the real life and real people behind the songs.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine
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Ryan Adams, Demolition. Flawless songcraft. He seems incapable of writing a boring melody and e...
Ryan Adams, Demolition.
Flawless songcraft. He seems incapable of writing a boring melody and even conceptual lyrical ideas such "She Wants to Play Hearts" never sound forced.
Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses.
If you're looking for a perfect 2nd date album to play during a candlelit dinner, this is it. Fantastic songsand one of the most emotive voices I've ever heard.
Talia Paul, Light Will Come.
"I usually know my favorite records by how many tunes I would include on mix tapes.
This one has at least three that stick in my head and stay: "Stream," "Half the Day" and "Let You in.
Paul’s haunting voice is seductive and familiar, but the way she wraps it around words to describe her world makes her unique.'
Talia Paul, Trails End
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"... Sometimes I go in a book or music store, searching, looking for something... to connect with my..."... Sometimes I go in a book or music store, searching, looking for something... to connect with my soul...maybe change me ... make me better...give me hope......(Talia's) music does that...So, thank you!
-Derek Teemers, c/o Red Dirt Kids Radio
Typical set is about an hour.
All The Water
If We Choose
Heart of the Holder
All The Sweeter
Waking The World
Let You In
Big Yellow Taxi