Paul Burch (1 Albums, 0 Tracks)
Soon after moving to Nashville in the early 90's, Paul Burch began performing downtown in the vacant honky tonks, once home to Music City's heady nightlife. Now they are the home to Starbucks and the NASCAR Cafe. Forming the WPA Ballclub, Burch took up a year-long residency at the famed Tootsie's Orchid Lounge (behind the Ryman Auditorium and the informal "green room" to the Opry.) The band’s marathon shows quickly attracted a following and provided a much needed bromide to the other goings on over at Music Row. Here talent was measured not my millions of units shilled but by dollar bills crammed into the tip jar or taped to the stage.
Paul Burch's works are those of thoughtful eloquence and spirited storytelling. His honey smooth voice is a national treasure, if only we all were paying attention. It is timeless and refreshing. Paul has recorded with everyone from R&B great Candi Staton, country legend Ralph Stanley, to southern raconteurs Vic Chesnutt and Ryan Adams and was a member of the Lambchop collective.
(From Bloodshot Records, 5/27/09)
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