Shanksville & Other Stories
'When a songwriter ranges from 'To My Daughter' to 'Will You Be My Lucy Kaplansky?,' he's got my attention. Paul Harrison's poignancy, light touches, and everything in between add up to something worth listening to.' -- David Roth, singer/songwriter, Massachusettes In listening to Shanksville and Other Stories, one finds that each song comes from a very real place, a place where real life and real emotion converge to move us to laughter ('Will You Be My Lucy Kaplansky?') or to tears ('Mom's Lullaby'). Whether he's got his tongue in cheek, or his heart on his sleeve, Paul Harrison brings a genuineness to the range of human emotion, for he is a songwriter in the true sense: he opens himself fully to his audience. It's that reality and sensitivity that makes this collection compelling. - Melissa McClain, singer/songwriter, Michigan Paul Harrison is a performing singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Baltimore/Washington/Annapolis area. He has studied songwriting, guitar and voice with nationally-known artists such as Tom Prasada-Rao, Artie Traum, Freebo, and Steve Gillette and has created a style that shows his love for musical variety. His well-crafted lyrics are honest and accessible and address a variety of issues. 'Paul Harrison's songs speak directly from his true heart.' - Sloan Wainwright, singer/songwriter, New York Shanksville and Other Stories also has outstanding guest artists who tastefully compliment Paul's varied styles, adding impassioned vocals, superb electric guitar, and even a taste of steel drums. Overall, an impressive debut from an emerging talent.