Paul's Big Radio

Paul's Big Radio

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Paul's Big Radio, headed by front man Morris Paul Lippens is a band that plays roots music. Harmony driven vocals and a tasty two guitar punch. Think the Faces. Think the Allman Brother's with Tom Petty hooks. Give it a listen.

Biography

Morris Paul Lippens was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and grew up in New England and Michigan. He is a songwriter well versed in tradition and a performer of the highest quality.

People call their music Americana, Alt Country, Folk, Roots Rock, or just Rock & Roll. Paul often describes it as "Northern Country", music that infuses american blues with his canadian roots.

Paul's Big Radio is a band dedicated to conveying original and modern themes with traditional appeal yet they still manage to squeeze in a few great covers in every set from acts like - Johnny Cash, the Stones, Neil Young, Taj Mahal, Dylan, Wilco, Graham Parsons, Ralph Stanley and Leadbelly.

About the Band…
“Paul's Big Radio presents a happy marriage of Alt-Country roots combined with a Dylan-esque literacy that makes for some of the most intelligent and rockin' music coming out of Michigan today. Just listen to "The Monona" and tell me that anybody is crafting better songs out there.”
-Jeremy Baldwin - WSDS 1480 AM

About Morris Paul Lippens…
"…There is no doubt that Paul has the ability to transform trivial products (simple songs or spontaneous themes) into META-ART. He is a composer of high quality, well versed in traditional music theory… Mr. Lippens, as a performer, consistently exhibits the skills of a virtuoso."
- Dr. Yusef A. Lateef - YAL Records

About the Album…
“Two Rooms is the album that the entire Alt-Country genre has been desperately in need of. Here's a band and a record that relies on strong songs with good hooks, prose that'll stand up to a bull dozer and a sound so full of honesty and humility that it makes most contemporary bands' output seem petty and contrived… PBR is a strong link in a long chain of Midwestern roots music and sooner or later everyone will know it.”
- Phillips Saylor Wisor - The Shiftless Rounder’s

MPL Selected Venues: The Ark, The Blind Pig, The Old Town, The Del Reo, Leopold Brothers– Ann Arbor, MI; Memphis Smoke – Royal Oak, MI; The Elbow Room, TC’s Speakeasy, Ypsilanti MI; The Alley Bar, Dexter MI; The Black Sheep - Amherst, MA; Fire and Water - Northampton, MA. The Flywheel - Easthampton, MA; The Living Room, Cody’s Bar & Grill – NYC, NY; The Lucida Roadhouse – Shelter Island, NY; The Town Pump – Black Mountain, NC; Ken’s Bar - Madison W; Penny Lane – Boulder, CO.

MPL Selected Festivals: The Greenfair, Top of the Park – Ann Arbor Mi, The Oneida Bluegrass Festival, Oneida NY; The French Holler Bluegrass Festival – Knoxville TN; Hampshire Halloween, Spring Fling – Amherst MA; The Northampton Music Festival – Northampton, MA.

Lyrics

The Menona (Otis Redding's Grave)

Written By: Music and Words By: M. Paul Lippens

D // C// G//
V1: She's still, and only so young
C // D// C// D//
A quiet Beauty, Lemon sun
D // C// G//
She's dreaming of things yet to come
C // D// C// D//
She says you are her perfect one

C// G// C// G//
X: For an angel with child, and the ribbon she saved
em// C// D// G//
Down by the Menona, Otis Redding's Grave
D // C// G//
V2: Two rooms and a walk to the shore
C // D// C// D//
Can leave a woman wanting more
D // C// G//
Can make a man walk out the door
em // /// D// ///
On the Street running wild

C// G// C// G//
X: For an angel with child, and the ribbon she saved
em// C// D// G// 2X
Down by the Menona, Otis Redding's Grave

D // C// G//
V3: You can drink all night 'till yer blue
em // /// D// ///
And cry out in the alley
D // C// G//
You can shake your knife at the moon
em // /// D// ///
And walk out of the Valley

C// G// C// G//
X: For an angel with child, and the ribbon she saved
em// C// D// G// 2X
Down by the Menona, Otis Redding's Grave

Discography

Paul's Big Radio, "Two Rooms". Embassy Hotel Records. November, 2004.

Two Rooms made the Freefrom Americana Radio charts and is recieving freequent playtime by independant dj's.

Beggars Tomb, "Songs From a Mineshaft". Yonder Blue Hills Records. August, 2000.

Songs From a Mineshaft was actually recorded in a rocky mountain abandoned mineshaft - nuff said.

Set List

Set List Examples

TC's June 11th, 2004

· Heavy metal drummer
· Mexico
· In this light
· Rusty cage
· Cakewalk
· I 95
· Anns song
· My kind of people
· High on a mountain
· Romance in Durango
· New town
· Stir it up
· Cocaine Monday
· Low down
· Little Maggie

The Blind Pig June 16th, 2004

· She's the Girl
· Cocaine Monday
· Annabelle
· Rock is shit
· My kind of people
· Too little too late
· Ring of fire
· Natural fact
· Everybody knows this is nowhere
· Emergency >
· Further on down the road
· High on a mountain

Set List TC’s 11/12/04

· Rock is Dead
· Natural Fact
· C Monday
· Everybody Knows TIK
· Emergency>
· Olivia
· Become the Wind (mpl solo)
· She’s the Girl>
· Further down the road
· One more cup of coffee
· Too little too late
· Ashley Street (anns song)
· Rattlesnake Blues
· High on a Mountain

Set List Old Town 11/14/04

· In this light
· My Kind of People
· I – 95
· Diamond Joe
· Ooh La La
· Cakewalk
· R.C. Moo