Musician/Producer Paul Burch's evokes thoughtful eloquence and spirited storytelling. A veteran of Nashville's vibrant Lower Broadway scene in the mid-90's—where talent was measured by dollar bills crammed into the tip jar or taped to the stage.
Soon after moving to Nashville in the early 90's, Burch and his band, the WPA Ballclub, took up a year-long residency at the famed Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. The band’s marathon shows quickly attracted a following.
Burch's debut album "Pan American Flash" was voted in the top 5 country CD's of the 90's by Amazon.com. Chet Atkins heard the album and phoned the Opry's Midnight Jamboree to spread the word.
Burch has since contributed to recordings by Candi Staton, Ryan Adams, Vic Chesnutt, Lambchop, Bobby Bare Sr., and Kate Rusby.
For authentic acoustic tones on a small body guitar, he endorses The Loar LH-200.
"The Loar is the perfect combination of honking and cutting," says Burch. "It fingerpicks like a dream with great tone and if you're into playing hard rhythm and pulling at the strings like Charlie Patton, it won't fight you."
In addition to his own recordings, Burch has served as music consultant to PBS's "The Appalachians" and his songs have appeared in films by Walt Disney, HBO, BBC and recently David Croninberg's "History of Violence."