Paul Renna
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Paul Renna

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
Band Folk Acoustic





“With the release of this digital single, Renna proves that he is ready to join the ranks of classic singer-songwriters like Nick Lowe and Rod Stewart. ‘Opening My Heart’ is a delicate, heartfelt love song delivered in an open-ended fashion, allowing even the most cynical among us to find deep, personal meaning within the words. It is also a subtle booty-shaker with a vintage soul groove and a sassy, shuffling rhythm that exudes hopefulness and joy. Members of longtime Austin favorites Vallejo assisted Renna with instrumentation and production, and the collaboration works perfectly. ‘Opening My Heart’ could be the song of the summer—every summer, until the end of time.”
— Timothy Schwader, Rock Army Records - Timothy Schwader


Paul Renna / Portrait / 2003
Paul Renna / Freedom / 2010
Paul Renna / Single / 2011



Paul Renna is a visionary singer-songwriter with the extraordinary ability to raise hidden emotions in his listeners. Paul Renna’s music surreptitiously forces feelings of love, longing,heartache and happiness; from the depths of even the most hard-edged listens. During the course of every song on his latest release, Freedom, Renna narrates journeys of the heart and soul that inevitably lead to freedom from the paralyzing effects of half-lived lives that ignore the beauty and wonder of the world around us.

Renna’s rich, melodious voice is colored with shades of Chris Robinson and Paul Rodgers, tempered with a soulful delivery akin to Otis Redding or Stevie Wonder, and coursing with the power of a chorus of thousands. Freedom blends Renna’s passionate vocals with a wall of electric and acoustic guitars, body-moving basslines and drums, gorgeous female backing vocals, and occasional splashes of horns and keyboards, unveiling an album of unparalleled emotional depth.

Whether performing in an electric or an acoustic setting, Paul Renna consistently proves himself to be a paragon of honesty onstage—and that raw honesty shines through on every track of Freedom as well as his other music endevours.