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Paul Asbell is Back!

Paul Asbell is Back!

Not 1, but 2 events featuring our old friend and guitarist extraordinaire, Paul Asbell. First up is Paul’s performance as part of our “Coffee with Conscience” folk music concert series on Saturday October 16, 2014 at 7PM. The cost is $19 in advance or $24 at the door. Opening for Paul will be the duo of Gary Reed and Gary Olyear (Jimmy Messina Band). Tickets are available at Golden Age (at the store or over the phone with a credit card) and starting next week on the internet.

The following day (Sunday October 19 at 1 PM) Paul will be doing another clinic at Golden Age. The topic will be chord melody and, if anything like the last one, will leave you with a new understanding of putting together chord melody arrangements. Paul is well known and highly regarded music educator who has been teaching at several leading colleges. Ticket are $30 and are available at Golden Age in person or over the phone (908) 301-0001. Don’t delay in signing up. as seating is quite limited.

From his early years, playing blues on Chicago’s South Side, to his present multi-faceted career based out of northern Vermont, Paul has earned an underground reputation as a true “musician’s musician”. He has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Lightnin’ Slim, Paul Butterfield, Sam Lay, Pops Staples, Donny Hathaway, and numerous others while in his hometown of Chicago, Ill. Paul moved to Vermont in the heady “back-to-the-land” days of 1971, where he still lives. He soon started playing with a head-spinningly diverse array of artists, including Big Mama Thornton, singer-songwriters Paul Siebel, Jim Ringer, Mary McCaslin, and Rosalie Sorrells, jazz greats Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Stitt, and Nick Brignola, and many others.

He has also taught guitar for over 40 years. Private instruction remains a favored format, but Paul has also taught for many years on a university level, including positions at Dartmouth College, Skidmore College, St. Michaels College, Johnson State College, and presently at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.