Hometown: Nashville, TN
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.
Paul has performed at the Kennedy Center with the WPA, and contributed to CDs by Bobby Bare Jr., Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Josh Rouse, Richard Bennett, and Jenny Toomey.
Live performance of "Life Of A Fool" and video for "Bad Girl She Used To Be" on the DVD Bloodied But Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life In The Trenches.
"Life Of A Fool" performed live on the Bloodied But Unbowed: The Soundtrack
"Your Red Wagon" on Nashville: The Other Side of the Alley
"Walls of Time" on the Pine Valley Cosmonauts' The Executioner's Last Songs: Volume 1
"Little Glass of Wine" with Ralph Stanley on For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records
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