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Paul Lee Kupfer / Press

“2012 The BusDriver Tour : The band and its sundry ensemble of songsters might be performing off the back of a ’59 Ford pickup truck at the Fourth of July parade in Polebridge, or hanging around outside a big yellow bus on the eastern shore of Flathead Lake.”

“Another video shows Paul Lee Kupfer playfully picking out “Riverbank Blues” at a kitchen table littered with cups, trash and an ashtray. Dirty dishes pile up in the sink and the back door stands open. Just as you become enamored with Paul’s voice and mischievous sound, the white coffee maker behind him reminds you: this could be your kitchen. The wall between singer and listener are down, and what is left is his charming grin and the belief that at some point today he really will, “…go down to the riverbank to see his baby swim”.”

“Paul exceeded any expectation I could have had. His music is rich and timeless and his ability to tell a story with a song was amazing... I would also describe his music as a melding of singer/songwriter, folk, and blues. Paul’s songs were well written and his words and musical ability kept me captivated throughout his entire set.”

“Paul Lee Kupfer is a young performer and songwriter from Knoxville TN who has independently toured the United States for the past 4 years playing original folk and blues. His style is somewhat of a throwback and has been described as boxcar hobo style folk music.”

“Bluegrass tends to be a genre for serious players who stay true to the craft, but by incorporating the playfulness of ragtime, the virtuosic skills behind bluegrass, and the sepia-toned aesthetic of classic Americana, Kupfer sounds fresh and manages to avoid complacency. He has a distinctive approach and his arrangements are still inventive and fun. Kupfer is a star that shines, but on tracks like “Reuben’s Train” and “River Bank Blues”, he dazzles. ”