Paul Boruff, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, enjoys performing for people of all ages. At the age of five or six, he was captured on home movies singing Elvis Presley songs, and doing his best to entertain. Paul began playing the guitar at about the age of ten. The music he was exposed to was quite varied and was rich in diversity: Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Eddie Arnold, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole and Crosby, Stills and Nash. Paul’s father was the primary music influence in those early years, and his music was mostly country with a mixture of thirties and forties classics thrown in.
But Paul also has an adventurous side to his music. Embracing new ways of making music is not new but those who only know Paul for his folk or American song book approach may be surprised and amused by his "reach".
Under the band name of DrMarz Paul and his friends R.Greer and Peter D the journey into outer inner music continues. .
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During Paul's four years with the United States Navy he performed in the Admiral's Band, out of Memphis, Tennessee. The style was "Big Band.” The Navy gave him opportunity to travel and to experience music of many other cultures.
Paul has traveled and performed all over the world from London to Dover, from Zurich to Gdańsk and from Amsterdam to Paris. In the United States he performs from Alaska to Florida and California to New York.
Paul's acoustic style includes all the influences of his past. His forte is vocals and his singing has been described as "each word is an event." Making music comes as easily to him as breathing; his expansive repertoire transcends the barriers of age and cultural differences. Whether it is an original interpretation of an old standard or a tune of his own creation, Paul sings from the heart and plays from his soul.
Music has also been a catalyst for other art forms inspiring Paul in performances for theater and film, and even oil painting.
In addition to touring, house concerts, theatre performances and film he has been actively involved with the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, winning in various categories for nine years. When the Festival was hosted in Salt Lake City he had the opportunity to open the show at Kingsbury Hall.
The diversity of Paul's music has lead to many adventures. He has opened for Taj Mahal and Charlie Daniels. He has performed at Michael Martin Murphy’s West Fest and for international heads of states at the World Peace Forum including President Ford.