Gregory Paul

Gregory Paul

BandAlternativeAcoustic

Somewhere between minimalist American roots music and the world of psyche folk lies the musical territory of Gregory Paul. A singer, guitarist, songwriter and composer working to create a hybrid of sound, Paul has emerged as a craftsman in hypnotic, emotionally fueled atmospheres.

Biography

"I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played" - Arvo Part.

In addition to fronting New York’s cosmic American rock band, the Autumdivers, Gregory Paul has an evolving solo career, as evidenced in his new solo release “Awake From the Flash”. With the album, Paul aims to push the boundaries of experimentation with a multi-genre palette of acid folk, American roots, dream pop and improvisation among others. The title song "Awake From the Flash" is an experiment in epic form. Paul combines elements of song writing and story telling along with improvisation, finger picking and ambient music. Paul went back through five years of journals to assemble words merging a stream of consciousness lyric that runs along and correlates with the current of sound. "I think there's an element of truth and sincerity that's revealed in that process, no matter what the art form.” said Paul while working on the new album, “I sort of let this build and guide itself, and I think there's something to be said about following your intuition.” Other highlights from the album include a stinging version of “A Walking Fire,” a beautiful stripped down rendition of the Autumdivers’ “I Still Feel” and the collaborative work on "Diver and Child" of violinist Lisa Toth and lyricist Brenna Doran. Gregory Paul has released four albums to date, including two with the Autumdivers, and has toured extensively throughout the US.

Discography

The Sea Is Rough - 2000
Anon - 2001,
Spirit and Decibels - 2002,
Autumdivers - 2004,
Awake From the Flash - 2005

Set List

Can perform up to 3 hr shows. Sets are usually broken into two, and include standard songs, to improvised soundscapes to totally unplugged songs sitting amidst the audience. Occasional cover.