paulbh 15


Maryland USA   Feb 2009

Artist Bio

Influences:   Tom Prasada-Rao, Jackson Browne, Artie Traum, David Wilcox, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Tom Kimmel, Brooks Williams, Pierce Pettis

Performing singer/songwriter/guitarist in MD. I like variety in styles and genres, but mostly write in folk/blues/pop genres. I primarily play guitar but also a bit of bass, mandolin, piano, and percussion. I'm an alumnus of Summersongs, Moab, Cedar Run, and Common Ground songwriting camps. I'm happy to collaborate online and/or get together with area folks to play music. For 2017, I'm taking to heart the advice of "give yourself permission to write a bad song." That is, I want to put more emphasize on writing SOMETHING (a bunch of times!) instead of deferring until I'm delighted with a new effort.

Songs (15)

#1 Before It Too Must Go (temp. title) 3
Feb 1
#2 Something About Your Smile 3
Feb 2
#3 Sleep 4
Feb 3
#4 Second Chances 3
Feb 7
#5 Tornado 4
Feb 9
#6 Uh Oh 2
Feb 17
#7 Goodbye 6
Feb 19
#8 instrumental (?) in open D 2
Feb 19
#9 Shakin' My Head 2
Feb 20
#10 His Next Song 2
Feb 27
#11 San Francisco 4
Feb 27
#12 Extraordinary Love 2
Feb 27
#13 D Thing (title tbd) 3
Feb 27
#14 Inside Out 2
Feb 27
#15 Turned Around 3
Feb 27


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  • @rickamorphis  Mar 11

    Hi Paul, thanks for your comment on my 'America''s funny that you mentioned it, but yes, being "too whiny" was a major concern! I think your suggestions are good ones and they'll be part of the song's evolution. Thanks again, and good job getting to 15!

  • @kathym  Mar 6

    Thanks for the feedback on The Encore Song. I just popped that together quickly to finish things up on a positive note, so will be doing some rewriting on it and will keep your thoughts in mind to break things up a bit. 😀

  • @andygetch  Mar 3

    Congratulations on writing 14!

  • @lazykat  Feb 28

    You're welcome 😀
    Yes, it's getting spring in dark and cold Germany! Yay! 😀

  • @standup  Feb 28

    Thanks for listening to NYC. Zevon and Replacements are both favorites, so maybe that oozes into my songs.

  • @lazykat  Feb 28

    Thank you so much for your comment 😀

  • @standup  Feb 28

    HI Paul, yep, I was doing BSA stuff for awhile--I remember you from those days. I moved to DC in the last few years and haven't really looked into the DC group, but I'm writing a lot more these days between FAWM and 50/90 than I was then anyway. Hope you're well!

  • @monty  Feb 25

    Hi Paul. Looks like it will be happening in September or October this year.

  • @marijequerida Feb 23

    Thanks a lot for your kindness!

  • @marijequerida Feb 23

    Hi Paul, sounds good but I think I don't have enough time (since I'm in college), but I saw @ajna1960 was interesting in writing some lyrics for the instrumental, right? Have a great FAWM!

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 22

    Greg Brown is indeed a personal favourite, no surprise that shines through to a certain degree in my own music. And yes, I'm familiar with Robbie Robertson's solo works, one of which of course he named Storyville after the old red light district in the French Quarter.

  • @oldlostjohn  Feb 22

    Hi Paul, thanks for your comment and suggestions regarding "Jesus Walks..." Papa Legba is a Haitian mythological trickster character with African roots, and since long part of New Orleans voodoo. He is often considered a sort of gatekeeper between the human and spiritual worlds and associated with St Peter as well as the man at the crossroads common in blues folklore. My idea was that it would invoke a sense of place as well as a bit of mystery, though I realize it may well be far too esoteric to catch on. At least I should have thought of providing some info in the liner notes, so my mistake there!

  • @andygetch  Feb 22

    Hi Paul, thanks for your comment on my song The Last Words. It was a half hour write and one take recording. I need to redo the recording, tempo is noticeably slow in beginning. As to the intro repeat, it does change the meaning. I have been thinking about that one, may try without it or an alternate outro.

  • @billgcaldwell  Feb 20

    Paul, you got to sing what's in your heart (ref: shaking my head). If it s political , it is. I don't believe it was whiny at all. We all appreciate different points of view ( even if we don't know it)!

  • @snoozin  Feb 20

    I share your thoughts 😉

  • @snoozin  Feb 20

    Thanks for your feedback on 'Choose Love', Paul. Yes, Sue would be a good person to show this to. Thanks for the suggestion. I see it as being a good singalong in many places. I just feel good when I sing it. I want to refine/maybe totally rewrite the third verse. It seems a little out of place with the rest of the song. Not sure about SS this year, but I say that every year 😉 Do you have thoughts of going?

  • @ajna1960  Feb 19

    Sounds good Paul 😀 Give me a day ish and I'll send you something 😀

  • @marijequerida Feb 19

    Hi Paul, thanks a lot for your kind comment! I can take a look at writing lyrics for the instrumental, but I don't sing, is that a problem? Maybe we could make a three-way collab?

  • @andygetch  Feb 18

    Hey Paul, just happened to see your username in the forum, checked the profile to see if it was the same PH I met at Summersongs 😀 in case you didn't know, @snoozin @kathym and @papajoe were also at last camp.

  • @monty  Feb 9

    Thanks for the kind feedback on Try Alternative Facts. Unfortunately the guitar is programmed using RealTracks (which are awesome IMHO) and not me.

  • @jaegerin  Feb 6

    Hey thanks for your comment - guess I need to localise my lyrics for any US readers 😀

    A "ladder in my tights" is a "hole in my pantyhose" btw.

    Happy fawming!

  • @arthurrossi Feb 3

    Thanks so much for the beautiful and kind comment on "Blue waters"!

  • @monty  Feb 2

    Fantastic to see you here. I wish you all the best for a successful FAWM (but it's already successful LOL).