Paul Edelman

FREE Patio Show 5PM - 7PM

Paul Edelman

Wed, September 27, 2017

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

Free

This event is all ages

Paul Edelman
Paul Edelman
Almost born on the airplane from Columbus, Ohio, where his family lived, to Philadelphia, because his mom, a native of Philly, only trusted one doctor. Then the infant Edelman was flown right back to Columbus. "I was a very serious kid, and I think that's why. That's a lot of stress for a baby." His best friend in Columbus was a weeping willow tree. From there Paul's family moved to the north shore of Long Island, one of the natural habitats to the privileged dirtbag." There was a lot of money in that town, we stood out like sore thumbs." His family was always musical. Paul's uncle narrowly avoided success when he refused to sell one of his songs to Joe Cocker." Everyone in the family had talent, my mom had a beautiful voice."

Paul spent a year at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh before settling into Philly. Paul spent years hosting open mics all through town, meeting folks and drawing influence from his peers. " My strongest asset is the ability to surround myself with people that are better than me." Eventually, Paul began connecting with some serious players with real ambition and talent. Paul found himself being a sought after player in town. "One of my first bandmates insists that I invented the term Grunge as a musical genre." He learned how to give other songwriters what their songs needed, and in so doing, was learning how to craft his own music with unique vision.

Paul was a Boxcar, a Butcher Holler Boy and lead guitar for Naked Omaha, three of the hottest tickets in town, simultaneously. It was no surprise then when Paul broke out on his own with the Jangling Sparrows, he was selling out the World Cafe and sharing bills with James McMurtry, Robert Earl Keen and Langhorn Slim.

Tough and tender, from a holler to a whisper. from timeless, original, Soul, Folk and Country to ferocious twang rock.

Paul has also shared stages with: The Drive By Truckers, Neko Case, Scott Miller, Big Sandy and his Flyrite Boys, Slim Cessna, Marah, The Bottlerockets, The Sadies, and if you include stage crashing, Sarah Mclaughlin, Chrissie Hind, Cheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks.

"Edelman makes short work of simple but effective lyrics, driving percussion, searing guitars and hooky melodies....Hints of Springsteen and Mellencamp are balanced with Edelman’s original sound; an imperfect but comfortable voice and addictive narrative songs" —Alli Marshal-Mountain Xpress
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/