The Paul & John is an exciting new collaboration between guitarist/vocalist songwriters Paul Myers and John Moremen.While both play lead & rhythm guitar, and share all the lead and backing vocals, John plays the drums and Paul plays the bass.
Inner Sunset is the locationally direct title of their debut collection of songs they wrote together in the Inner Sunset district of San Francisco. The album was recorded and mixed at Mystery Lawn studios in Sunnyvale, Californian by GRAMMY nominated producer Allen Clapp (from the Orange Peels), who also played a key role in the arranging and presentation of the songs. The album was mastered by GRAMMY nominated mastering engineer, Myles Boisen, at Headless Buddha, in Oakland.
The Paul & John have found that their shared experiences and eclectic tastes blend just right to make music that both are equally proud of. Paul writes all the lyrics which speak not only for John and himself, but hopefully, for the wider world at large.
John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in the Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums. He was a member of influential D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva's Goat 5, and plays guitar with Half Japanese, andon drums with ex-Flamin' Groovies frontman Roy Loney and the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX-80's Bruce Anderson)
Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for Toronto-based power pop group The Gravelberrys and is also an acclaimed music journalist and author of notable rock biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio and It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues.
Risks and challenges
On the one hand, there's no music business to speak of. On the other hand it's never been a better time for "tribes" and niche genres to find their select audiences. We go to the people directly not just to show off that we made a record but because we know that you are our people. We love this music and know that when you fund us, you'll probably love it to. Or at least like it enough to help us get it out there. Risk? Well we suppose that when you extend a hand for a handshake there's always the chance someone else will withdraw their hand and say "PSYCHE!".
We really want to get The Paul & John debut album, Inner Sunset, to your turntable, and portable devices, then your ears and ultimately into your hearts and minds.
And we will honor your leap of faith when you fund us.
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