Born and raised in southern Wisconsin, adopted by Minnesota and Iowa, Paul has performed his acoustic folk-country-blues on stages from Minneapolis to Taipei. Back in the USA after eight years in Taiwan, Paul is excited to share his new songs with English-speaking audiences. Paul's music ranges from folksy ballads to bluesy boot-stompers, all while consistently delivering exceptional vocals and finely crafted lyrics.
Paul grew up surrounded by music; his mom played the organ at church and everybody was always singing. He has been influenced by classical, gospel, blues, country, rock & roll and traditional folk music. Recently, he was particularly moved by the indigenous singers of eastern Taiwan. All of these sounds filter through Paul's dynamic tenor voice.
Paul's most recent album, "A Dance on the Dust We're Bound to Bite" was recorded and produced in St. Cloud, MN, with the the help of folks like Jake Manders (The Pistol Whippin' Party Penguins) Gretta Hunstiger (The Dead Pigeons), Lucas Fischer (AcoustiHOO, Rhythm Posse), Nick Foytik (The Nick Foytik Band) and John Hammond of Hammond Media Productions. Paul is currently in the process of creating a new album.
"Paul is an excellent wordsmith who sings beautifully ... and creates both entertaining and meaningful songs. His energy is infectious; he's a fun and memorable performer." - Mike Fischer, Chippewa Valley Blues Society
"Paul Lawrence has an earnestness and simplicity in his sound that is so refreshing! Moments come to life through his storytelling and you just want more." - Jeni Holtan Grouws, 100.5 FM, KDEC, Decorah, IA