Paul Blanchard / Blog

Thanks to Back To Blue!

I'd like to extend my thanks to Back To Blue for a great Saturday, two shows and a rockin' good time! I really enjoyed playing bass with the band, and I was honored to be a part of those two great shows at the Waxahachie Mardi Gras Parade and the Box Car Club. It was a long day, but worth every minute, and LOTS of fun!


I am pleased to announce my new CD, SIDE YARD BARKING is now available for purchase at paulblanchard.shapetapes.com along with some exciting new site updates!! In addition to the new CD, bonus tracks are also available on my ReverbNation page - please be sure to check it out! In the coming days, you will also be able to purchase my CD in MP3 format at iTunes, CDBaby.com, as well as a host of other MP3 sites. As always, thanks for your support, and enjoy the new music! -Paul

Side Yard Barking to be Released Soon!

"Side Yard Barking", my new album of all new music is on pace to be released early January, 2009, by ShapeTapes Records. Thanks to all of you who have already previewed some of the CD's new tracks on ReverbNation. Newly added for your perusal is "Stranger Man", track 5 on the album, and the first song on my ReverbNation playlist. Listen and enjoy! ~Paul paulblanchard.shapetapes.com

It was a great time!

I'd like to extend my thanks to Back To Blue for the opportunity to sit in on bass at the College Street Pub in Waxahachie last Saturday night. I had a wonderful time, and I can only hope that I was a suitable stand-in for their superb bassist Mike Scudiero! It was an honor, to be sure!

Come have a bash with me!

Great news! For one night only I'll be filling in on bass with BACK TO BLUE! On November 1 the College Street Pub in Waxahachie, Texas is throwing a halloween party (a day late), so bring your macabre self out to the downtown square and party with BACK TO BLUE and me! If you haven't heard Back To Blue yet, go check 'em out right here on reverbnation! - www.reverbnation.com/backtoblue - Their song "Jerusalem Blues" was recently voted #1 blues song by ourstage.com voters. Back To Blue were also recently featured in a front page article in Waxahachie's local newspaper! 11/01/2008 7:00 PM College Street Pub Waxahachie, TX With Back To Blue and Rick Fontaine Age Limit: All ages Tickets: FREE cover Details: The Pub Halloween Bash 2008!


Hey there! Thanks for visiting my ReverbNation page! There are a lot of different sites out there, and I've decided to settle here on ReverbNation for a while. I'm also on Facebook and MySpace from time to time, so feel free to drop me a line - I'd love to hear from you! Here you can check out my music for free, and if you do this old boy a favor sign up as a fan, you'll get even more special offers directly from yours truly! It's easy, and you will have my sincere gratitude. I'd also like to recommend that you check out The Shape's official website, www.shapetapes.com "The Shape" is the name given to the collaboration between two performing songwriters, Paul Blanchard (that's me) and Rick Fontaine. The site will soon serve as a central repository for past and present music as well as an archive of images and stories from the past 15 years of our musical history. Our solo and band work, including a tribute page to our old band Davenport, will also be featured. The site is still under construction, but should be completed soon. I will provide updates on the site's progress here. For now, take a look around. I'd appreciate any feedback you may care to offer regarding the site design and content.