Paul Byrum
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Paul Byrum

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CD - "Bound For the Promised Land" Sept 2008



Multi-instrumentalist PAUL BYRUM specializes in performing Celtic, Bluegrass, Old-time Mountain Music and Gospel hymns. Paul enjoys playing the autoharp, bass fiddle, bass guitar, hammered dulcimer, and mountain dulcimer.

Paul was born and raised in the South (that is, born in South Vietnam but raised in Nashville, TN.) His interest in mountain music and Bluegrass began 25 years ago during a college summer job at Opryland USA. Although it started out as just a hobby and pastime, Paul moved into competing at
numerous festivals in the Southeast in 1998. He has competed in the Mountain Dulcimer National Championship, held in Winfield, Kansas, and in 2004, was crowned Mid-Eastern Regional Dulcimer Champion. He has also won numerous awards at fiddler’s conventions including the prestigious Fiddler’s Grove (held in Union Grove, NC) and the Galax Old-time Fiddler’s Convention (held in Galax, VA).

Paul also performs with guitarist Marty Parmer as the duo Byrum and Parmer. Over the past 10 years, the duo has performed at numerous festivals in the Southeast. Paul can be found performing with various bluegrass bands in the Northwest Georgia area on bass fiddle.

Paul is a member of the Southeastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA) and attends all things Bluegrass when possible.

Paul is also a workshop instructor and has taught several workshops for mountain dulcimer.

In September 2008, Paul released his debut CD "Bound for the Promised Land".