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paul arnoldi

Victor, Montana, United States | SELF

Victor, Montana, United States | SELF
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Multiple Reviews"

{ re: DOIN' ....from HIGHROADS TEN PLUS TWO...

TAXI reviewer
Paul Arnoldi is a fine singer & a great songwriter."
- Roz & Howard Larman, FolkScene KPFK Los Angeles

I listened to your CD and liked it just fine. Best version of DUNCAN AND BRADY I have heard.
- Bob Stane, Coffee Gallery Backstage, Alta Dena, Ca.

Paul, I received your CD today. Your name sounded familiar so I dug out my copy of "Baby Let Me Follow You Down", by Rooney and Von Schmidt. I thought Eric Anderson was the Dorian Gray of folk music, but you can give him a run for the money! I am listening to your CD as I type, and will play a cut tomorrow on FOLKENS,UCH.
- Ken Swiatek, Folkens,Uch. Williamstown, Ma. WJJW

Paul: I've been playing it since August. The following tunes: Enjoy The View, Send A Message, and All Perfume. What is the address of The Coffee Gallery Backstage?
- John Davis, Heartfelt Music , KPFK, Los Angeles

"Paul Arnoldi's music speaks, with craft and artistry, from the American acoustic tradition. It guides us through a panorama of fields and skies, smoke-filled rooms and church bells, and, of course, the adventures of the heart. When I listened to his new release, Arnoldi, I felt I'd been treated to a seat on a porch, with a fine glass of sipping whiskey, after a hard day."
- M. Bloch, Production Manager/Designer, Project in the Arts concert series - Individual Publishers


Last week I played your CD on the program again. Your music makes me feel like the great outdoors. I particularly liked "A Mighty Fine Thing".
- Bill Hahn, Traditions, Teaneck , N.J. WDFU 89.1

Paul...Nice to hear from you. I was pleased that Robert J. passed your CD along to me. I have heard about you over the years, but never had the chance to connect with you. I played a cut a couple of weeks ago, and will again. Great to hear from you.
- Dick Pleasants, Folk Heritage, WGBH Boston

The Critical Review

Armando Canales


This artist has traveled and played all over the place. Originally from Wyoming he left to go to Harvard, then played bluegrass music for awhile, then at Berkeley he played some more, eventually moving to New York, then back to California and ended up in LA. This artist sings, writes, plays 6 and 12 string guitar, twanger, keyboards, and shaker.

On this CD he is joined by many musicians who play various instruments including harmonica, washtub bass, dobro, upright bass, and violin among others. Without naming over a dozen of these let it suffice to say that they add support to ARNOLDI's musical compositions. He opens with "A One Note Man" on which he sets the mood for the album. The emphasis here is acoustic. On the other songs we get many styles and senses. A little bit of bluegrass, country, cowboy music, western folk, folk, and many others. The songs cover a wide range of thoughts and feelings. Each song has its own instrumentation depending on who is supporting ARNOLDI. - variety

"multiple Reviews"

The 11th cut, "John Riley" is another traditional folk song. This is a neat tune, a melancholy track. The guitar work makes you think of horses walking along. The CD closes with "Running Me Home" which it seems was originally written in 1965. It is obvious that ARNOLDI enjoys playing his guitar and singing his songs, telling these rustic stories. He plays and sings to his heart's content. If you like good acoustic music, this is a Western-tinged effort that you'll enjoy. Simple but bright tunes and playing. Very enjoyable.

1967: HiFi/Stereo Review: Folk Pic/Album of the Week

Recording of Special Merit

(review of first album - A One Note Man)

by Joe Goldberg
Performance: Happy
Recording: Good
Stereo Quality: Okay
When I first saw Paul Arnoldi some months back at the Gaslight Cafe in New York, he looked so gorgeous, so perfectly cast as the male lead in Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, that I didn't expect to hear a thing. Well! Sources which I believe antedate the United States Supreme Court tell us that you can't tell a book by its cover, and that was the case with Arnoldi. He has a wild, fey, gentle, self-mocking humor, although nowhere near as fey as the late Richard Farina's liner notes would have you believe. It was a great pleasure to listen to him and to his unmistakably home-made songs. - individuals


A ONE NOTE MAN Kapp records,LP , not available at this time...
ARNOLDI CD,1997, available at, cdbaby/arnoldi/

tracks avaiable on sites above...



In Montana, recording traditional folk songs, learned in Cambridge, where he had the pleasure to sing at the CLUB 47 50th anniversary, and originals.
Recent performances; The Freight & Salvage Coffee House, in Berkeley, Ca.,Folk Alliance Conferences in Toronto, 2005, San Diego 2004, Cleveland., & Woodland Hills, Ca., 2004,2005-, Sacramento 2006. and the Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, Ca., ; California Traditional Music Society, Encino, Ca, Boulevard Music, Culver City, Ca, Topanga Banjo /Fiddle festival, and local bars.
Preparing for The Far-West conference in Irvine, Ca., Nov./09..., AND,  

now spreading a new CD , "LET'S GO ",


YIPPEEE !!!  Now performing as 



PAUL left Laramie to attend Harvard, where he, along with many musicians, including Eric von Schmidt ,Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal, Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Bob Jones, Jackie Washington, Jerry Corbitt, performed at the Club 47 Mt. Auburn, Boston area venues, and birthday parties. After graduation he was ‘CRVB’ #10 (playing guitar) with THE CHARLES RIVER VALLEY BOYS, attending architecture school in Berkeley, Ca. , in the fall.
ARNOLDI played his prairie-east coast -folk style traditionals and originals in the major clubs of the San Francisco Bay area. Back to Boston, a long year or so, ( a stint with the UNICORN JOOK BAND, a short lived band, ( one Christmas season), composed of Debbie Green, Eric Andersen, and David Blue. ( Taj Mahal wisely bowed out). Then on to New York City, into a loft at 13 Bleeker Street.
Well received at Albet Music, signing a record deal with Kapp Records. A ONE NOTE MAN, released in ‘67, was ‘Folk Pick Of The Week’, (“a happy cross between Roger Miller and Bob Dylan.”, (Stereo Review). The title song was recorded by THE YOUNGBLOODS, on their GET TOGETHER album. Opening for BILL MONROE at The Gaslight Cafe, Bill suggested that Paul take a cowboy hat and his song , WIDE OPEN SPACES , to Nashville.... After a time in the Village, ARNOLDI packed up his dog and guitars, returning to Berkeley.
Back to Wyoming ; songs were written for HIGHROADS, recorded on vinyl in L. A. re- released in 1997 on CD . HIGHROADS TEN PLUS TWO is a revised version of the LP. “PLUS TWO ”are new songs: A PEACEFUL WORLD, and NO MORE WAR. His Cd, ARNOLDI, composed of originals, plus DUNCAN AND BRADY, and JOHN RILEY, was recorded in 2003.

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