MP3 Paul Smith - Alone With Integrity
Original folk style songs of finger picking acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocal harmonies.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (68:49) !
Related styles: FOLK: Fingerstyle, EASY LISTENING: Ballads
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Paul is an independent musician, a song writer and a member of ASCAP. He began playing and singing professionally in the mid 1970''s with a duo called "Brisky Winds." The group was named after a song written by Paul (You will find that song on his second album called Eastern Shore (it''s the 4th track). That duo was located in Indianapolis, Indiana but they traveled to many places as musicians tend to do. Currently Paul is living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in a coastal town called Berlin. Berlin is a beautiful old town which has a quaintness to it that has attracted some film makers as well, like “Runaway Bride” and “Tuck Everlasting.” It is also near the well known resort town, Ocean City Maryland. Paul has been living there since 1989. It is there that Paul has been writing and recording more original songs and making them available on the internet. Originally Paul was only recording some of his favorite folk style songs written by other artists like James Taylor, John Denver, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary and Paul Simon. However, as requested by his listeners, Paul now works solely on original songs. If you like the style of those artists then you’re sure to love Paul’s music as well because his style is similar.
If it were not for the internet you probable would have never heard of Paul Smith. This may sound odd to you but Paul Smith has absolutely no interest in being in the "lime light" anymore. He has done his share of performing in the past and now he isn’t interested in that. Although he has appeared locally from time to time that it is no longer his desire to do that sort of thing. "Fame" or "glory" has no appeal either. Nor does he have any aspirations of "signing" with a BIG LABEL. Paul has been down the "musician" road and has been “on the road” as they say and doesn''t care to go there again. Now his objective is much more simple and pure. He simply loves to make music. Paul wants to create lovely beautiful music that is wholesome, relaxing, easy to listen to, and that you and your whole family can enjoy. That he can now do with the wonderful help of the internet.
Paul Smith is well aware that music has an amazing way of reaching the hearts of its listeners. It does this in a way that nothing else can and therefore can have a tremendous influence in people’s lives. It can influenced people for the good! It can also influence them for the bad! Music can inspire you in a positive way to reach for goals you might have not otherwise considered attainable! Music can also motivate you to do good things for others. Music can move you to heights of emotional expressions you were not expecting even moments ago. It can make you laugh and it can make you cry. It does this all because music reaches the hearts of people like nothing else can. Sadly there are “artists” who have used music to shock, and degrade. That kind of thing has and continues to have a corrupting influence on the minds and hearts of people to the point that some have done horrible, even sadistic things because they “heard it in a song”. Paul Smith believes that music is a God given gift that should be used in a responsible way and therefore he makes this promise to you. “All the music that I do will be absolutely free of vulgarity, indecency, and immorality. There will be nothing that will corrupt the minds and hearts of those who listen to my music. You can put your mind at ease. You do not have to worry about yourself or your children with this music. All you will hear is good, wholesome, and easy to listen to music. I promise