THE NEW EP The Green Porch Sessions (with Shane Cooley) is officially out and available for purchase at www.peflmusic.com along with the 2012 release By the Light of a Paper Moon.
I've been playing guitar since I was boy. Music has always been a part of my life, since my maternal grandmother sang to me as a baby. I can't imagine a life without music, or a life not being able to express myself or share music with my family, friends and anybody who wants to listen.
That passion led me to record my first CD of original music, which is titled By The Light Of A Paper Moon. It tells stories of love, loss, good times and drinking!! I am backed by a fantastic group of Richmond musicians - Dan Sessler on lead guitar, Kevin McCloskey on drums and Chad Bennett on bass. This great group of musicians are The Rateros. The Rateros and I are already looking forward to our next recording and well be hitting the studio this year to lay down some new material. We hope to be able to play a show near you. If you like what you hear, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com to set something up. In 2013 I release The Green Porch Sessions which was made with my friend and fellow Virginia songwriter Shane Cooley. Shane is now living in Austin, Texas!!
I have many influences in music. Classic Rock like the Allmans, Neil Young, The Dead, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Punk, Ska, Country (Love Hank and Hank III, Jr. I can do without), alt country (Steve Earle, Jayhawks, Wilco, Son Volt, Drive By Truckers), Red Dirt (Cross Canadian Ragweed, Reckless Kelly) the blues, Latin, 80s and 90s alternative, grunge, the list goes on and on. I write in a variety of styles, and there's no telling what might influence me to write. It's hard to pigeon hole how this music might be classified - you'll hear elements of country in Cold Roses and Whiskey, and power pop in I Could See It In Your Eyes and A Kiss Goodnight.
I hope you enjoy this music as much as I have enjoyed creating it!!
All songs on this page are copyrighted and are the intellectual property of Paulo E. Franco, Jr. and are copyrighted and registered with BMI.