Dr. Paul has performed throughout the United States both as a solo performer and as a member of various musical groups. He is currently performing as a solo entertainer, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar with a style all his own. Dr. Paul specializes in music tinged with country, soul, and R&B. The years have mellowed his once edgy voice, but the emotion comes through stronger than ever. Dr. Paul’s latest release, “I Never Tried So Hard”, written by Doug Matern, was produced by the legendary Doc Holiday and recorded at Quad Studios in Nashville.
Paul grew up in New Jersey. An avid electronics experimenter, Paul's first introduction to musical performance was building a custom amplifier for a friend who owned an electric guitar. Acquiring his first guitar in his early teens, Paul performed for friends at parties and barbeques. Early musical influences included country & western, doo wop, R&B, soul, jazz, folk, and of course rock & roll. After a tour in the United States Army, Paul returned to New Jersey in 1971 and joined a group of friends in his first band as the lead singer and bass player. Musical performance became more than a hobby, leading to a career in music playing acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and electric bass in both solo and group settings. Touring the United States throughout most of the 70's and early 80's, Paul met his wife, Dawn, in Tampa, Florida. A musical hiatus followed for the next 25 years while they raised a family of five daughters. Moving to the mountains of North Carolina in 2005 allowed Paul to reconnect with his musical past.