Paul Black

Paul Black

 Victoria, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockBlues

Paul Black is a funked up rockin roots band with a wealth of experience. Paul Black(singer song writer guitar player) navigates his smoke worn voice and aggressive guitar playing through blistering solos and well written originals that has people groovin till the wee hours

Biography

Born and raised in Terrace BC, Paul Black inherited his first guitar— ‘abandoned’ as money owed to his father — at 16, but didn’t pick it up until he was 18; he hasn’t put it down since. Growing up, gospel and country music dominated the household and his musical imagination. Conversely, Black played rock. When his mother ran errands, Zeppelin, forbidden, ruled the record player. From barn to stage, Black— who became a vocalist, by default, when his singer walked off— blew the barn doors open to rock out his original songs to live audiences all over Canada. The defining moment: one dry, hot summer his cousin gave him a ticket to Stevie Ray Vaughn, and from then on it was nothin’ but the blues. Head first, he plunged into the likes of Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters, and Black emerged as the dirty, aggressive, exciting musician we hear today.

Lyrics

Sister Sadness

Written By: Paul Black

blackness surounds you everytime you close your eyes
and when the mornin comes you worry theres gona be another night.
CHORUS
But you got a voice ,and you got a choice
so tell me who you are
tell me what you need
cause baby i believe
you are the only one
to save you from your self
so ask a little help
before it's gone.

emptyness reminds you
emptyness it finds you all alone
and every waking moment
you wonder to yourself just what went wrong

CHORUS intro

Breathe

Written By: Paul Black

I’VE HAD MANY THING’S
BRING ME TO MY CALUSED KNESS
EVERY TIME YOU LIFT ME HIGH
HEAVY IS MY LOAD
IT NUMBS MY FINGER IT NUMBS MY SOUL
EVERY TIME YOU LIFT ME HIGH

CHORUS
YOU BREATHE INTO ME
AND GIVE ME LIFE
NOW I FEEL A LITTLE MORE ALL THE TIME
AND I THANK YOU CAUSE I’VE DRANK FROM YOU
WHEN I WAS DRY
SO BREATHE INTO ME ONE MORE TIME

WHEN YOU’RE NOT AROUND
FEEL’S LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD IS PRESSIN DOWN
BUT YOU LIFT ME HIGH
EVERYTIME

Little Mary

Written By: Paul Black

MARY MARY SHOW ME WHAT TO DO
CAUSE I’VE BEEN GRINDING AWAY
WITH A DULL AND RUSTY TOOL
CAN YOU FIND ME CAN YOU REMIND ME
WHY I AM AND WHY I CHOOSE
FOOL ME FOOL DON’T GIVE ME A RESON
CAUSE I’M STILL RUNNIN
FROM THE TAKE ME DOWN DEMON
I NEED ROOM AND I NEED ANSEWRS
TO KEEP ME AWAY FROM THE CIGARETTE DANCERS

I WANT THE LAP OF LUXURY
CAUSE I CAN TASTE THINGS THAT YOU CAN ONLY SEE
SO THROUGH MY TROUBLES AND MY BLINDIN MISERY
LITTLE MARY REMEMBER ME

MARY MARY TAKE ME FOR A RIDE
I’M SWIMMIN UP STREAM AND MY ARMS ARE GETTING TIERD
KEEP ME MOVIN OR I’M GOIN DOWN
INTO THE POOL OF EVERTHING THAT I’VE BEEN RUNNIN FROM

TAKE ME HOME, CAUSE I CAN’T MAKE IT ON MY OWN

FREE ME FREE ME FROM EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED
ERASE MY MEMORY IMBRACE THE BURN
BUT IT STINGS ME AND IT SINGS TO ME
CALLIN MY NAME LIKE AN ANGRY ULIGY

Talk To Me

Written By: Paul Black

MY LIFE IS HANGIN BORDER LINE
I’D LIKE TO SELL MY SOUL FOR A DIME
IF YOU BELIEVE THE PRICE IS TO HIGH COME AND
TALK TO ME
MY BOURBAN LIPS AND LIQUID LUNGS
SQUEEZIN ME WITH LITTLE YELLOW THUMBS
YOU TELL ME WITH YOU GOUCHE GRIN
THAT IT’S ALRIGHT

WELL DUST MY BOOTS AND LICK MY FACE
BUT STILL YOU PUT ME IN MY PLACE
ABOUT THE PASS YOU KNOW I JUST CAN’T ERASE SO DON’T
TALK TO ME
SOME CHARITY YOU SEND YOUR CHECK
YOU WRITE IT OFF AND PAT YOUR OWN BACK
THE TAX MAN HE DOSE’NT SHAKE YOUR SACK SO DON’T
TALK TO ME

I NEED A LITTLE HEALIN

MY LADY IS A NIGHT TIME GAL
FOR 25 SHE’S GONNA DO YOU WELL
TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO HEAVAN
THEN STRAIGHT TO HELL SO DON’T
TALK TO ME
WELL DOWN AND DIRTY’S WHAT YOU SEE
THOSE DIMONDS MAKE YOUR FINGERS BLEED
YOU SAY YOU WANT BUT YOU DON’T NEED SO DON’T
TALK TO ME
MY BLISTERD FEET AND BUSTED BACK
CAUSE I’M SLEEPIN IN A CARDBOARD SHACK
YOU WALK ON BY MY OPEN HAT BUT YOU DON’T
TALK TO ME

GIVE ME A LITTLE HEALIN

YOU JUSTIFY THE THINGS YOU DO
YOU JUSTIFY JUST WHO IS WHO
YOUR JUST AFRAID THAT I’M LIKE YOU SO
TALK TO ME
I’LL TELL YOU SOMETHIN FREAK YOU OUT
I HAD YOUR JOB WITH TWICE THE CLOUT
SO WALK ON WITH YOUR HIGHER THAN THOW DON’T
TALK TO ME

Slippin Away

Written By: Paul Black

TAKE ME DOWN TO THE RIVER OF LIFE
WASH MY FACE AND MY HANDS
INTO MY REFLECTION I HOPE AND REALIZE
EVERY LITTLE SECTION COMIN ALIVE
I WANT A LTTLE MORE I WANT A LITTLE TASTE
SO WRAP A DIFFERENT SKIN AROUND MY FACE
I’M GONNA NEED SOME BODY
I WANNA FEEL SOME BODY
TURN AROUND AND TAKE MY PLACE

CHORUS
I SEE MY SANCTITY
AND WHO I USED TO BE
INTO THE OTHER SIDE
I’M THINK I’LL CATCH A RIDE
AND JUST SLIP AWAY

WHY DON’T YOU MOVE ME SHOW ME A DIFFERENT WORLD
WHERE NOBODY OUT THERE KNOWS MY NAME
I’M WORKIN DOUBLE TIME JUST TRYIN
TO SEE IF I CAN KEEP UP WITH THE PACE
I GOTTA GET THROUGH I NEED A GOOD GRIP
SO GREASE ME UP BABY SO I CAN SLIP
AND SLID LIKE A SNAKE IN THE GRASS
AND HIDE FROM ALL ME PAST
SCRATCHIN MY BELLY ALONG THE WAY

Much 2 Much

Written By: Paul Black

JUST HOW CRAZY IS YOUR LOVE
AND AS I’M STANDIN HERE WITH MY ARMS AROUND YOU
YOU’RE ALL I’M THINKING OF
AND I ASK MYSELF DO I DESERVE A WOMAN LIKE YOU
CAUSE YOUR LOVE IS MUCH TWO MUCH
OH YOU’RE LOVE

IF I HAD A WORRY YOU’ED BE MINE
CAUSE I CAN’T LET YOU GO OH NO IT FEELS TO RIGHT
AND I ASK MYSELF DO I DESERVE A WOMAN LIKE YOU
CAUSE YOUR LOVE IS MUCH TWO MUCH
OH YOUR LOVE IS MUCH TWO MUCH

BUT BABY I’M WILLIN OH SO WILLIN
TO HOLD ON A LITTLE WHILE
AND REMIND ME OH WHEN YOU FIND ME
RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE

AND I ASK MYSELF DO I DESERVE A WOMAN LIKE YOU
CAUSE YOUR LOVE IS MUCH TWO MUCH
OH YOUR LOVE IS MUCH TWO MUCH
OH YOUR LOVE IS MUCH TWO MUCH
BUT BABY I’M WILLING TO HOLD ON

Blue Words

Written By: Paul Black

BLUE WORDS ON SUNDAY MORNIN
THAT’S HOW I START MY DAY
A LITTLE HAIR OF THE DOG A LITTLE CROAK OF THE FROG
WASH THE PARTY FROM MY FACE
YOU MIGHT THINK I AIN’T A HOLY MAN
ME AND MY FRIENDS DON’T SEEM TO MIND

CAUSE I TAKE WHAT I WANT, I TAKE WHAT I WANT
AND I LEAVE THE REST BEHIND ME

BLUES WORDS ON SUNDAY MORNIN
YOU MAY SAY IT’S NOT YOUR STYLE
A LITTLE SHOT OF WHISKEY COME ON AND KISS ME
YOU MAY EVEN LIKE IT IF YOU TRY
A FEEL IT BURN LIKE A CHEMICAL PEEL
WITH A LITTLE TASTE OF SATISFY

BLUE WORDS ON SUNDAY MORNIN
YOU MAY SAY IT’S A WAY OF LIFE
WELL I AIN’T NO RICH MAN BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS MAN
I WOULD’NT TRADE IT FOR DIME
CAUSE I COULD LOOSE EVERY SO I CHOOSE SO DAMB CARFULY
ONLY THE THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE

Burn

Written By: Paul Black

ALL I SEE IS THE PAST INFRONT OF ME
AND DAY’S THAT DON’T EXIST
SO MUCH OF MY TIME IS WORRING ABOUT
THE REGRETS THAT I HAVE LIVED
I’VE BEEN HOLDEN BACK AND HOLDEN ON
TO THING’S I CANNOT CHANGE
LIKE BROKEN BACK WITH PROMISES TO THERE NAME’S

CHORUS
I’M GONNA BURN MY BRIDGE I’M GONNA WATCH IT CRUMBLE
AT THE WATERS EDGE JUST WASH AWAY
I’M GONNA BURN MY BRIDGE I’M GONNA FEEL MY TROUBLES
AT THE WATERS EDGE JUST WASH AWAY

THINGS THAT CRY HAVE PAST ME BY
AND I HAV’NT EVEN SHEAD A TEAR
I BLAME IT ON THE FACT OF LIFE
JUST TO KEEP MY CONCIENCE CLEAR
EVERYTHING SO IT SEEM’S TAKE’S ME BACK A STEP
MY SOUL’S ON FIRE BUT MY BODY STAY’S DRIPPIN WET

CHORUS

TIME IS WASTED TIME IS GONE
I’VE BEEN LOOKIN BACK WAY TO LONG
I JUST HAVE TO LEARN TO CARRY ON

Discography

After moving south to Vancouver Island, Paul Black formed various blues bands until releasing an album titled “Paul Black and TAXI. Their debut CD won Black a spot on the Rocktoria (Victoria, BC) compilation CD (100.3 the Q FM). From there, Black, with his slow-burning, soulful sound, was featured twice with Etta James, Robert Cray and Robin Trower on the North American syndicated show Blues Deluxe out of Arlington Texas. The CD also rated an impressive 8 out of 10 by ROLLING STONE.com. A fervent singer-songwriter, Black blazed on to win the Vancouver Island Original Music Competition. He then seized first place in the province-wide Shaw Star Discovery Competition with judges from EMI, House of Blues and Sony Records.

Black cast his shadow on the International scene as he won first place for Song of the Year Competition for his song “About You”; he stood above the competition of thousands of entries for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Judged solely on song writing and lyrics, the competition attracts judges ranging from Capitol Records to Norah Jones to Universal Music manager, Stephanie Wright, who worked with Sting, U2, The Black Eyed Peas and Stevie Wonder. From there, he played with Chilliwack, Kim Mitchell, Sas Jordon, Long John Baldry, Barney Bentall and Buckwheat Zydeco. Most recently, Black invited Jann Arden’s keyboardist Darcy Phillips to contribute to his latest album.
In 2010, Black released his widely anticipated CD titled: “Paul Black” (Blue Words). With worldwide play throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as Europe and the U.K. Black’s latest CD is featured in the 2010 POPKOMM International music festival in Berlin.

Set List

Hendrix,SRV, Muddy Waters,
Kenny Whayne, and Buddy Guy all with a twist that Paul Black puts on everything along with a full night of origianls