Paul Gargiulo - Paul Gargiulo lead guitar and vocals songwriter.
New Jersey 2 time Josie award winning 2017 2018 Americana Artist Of The Year recording artist and guitarist/singer/songwriter Paul Gargiulo is currently working on his seventh cd, and has already released 6 studio cds, including his latest album, Long Time Coming, in 2016. Jersey born and bred Paul Gargiulo is a favorite performer and is known for his original music and innovative finger work on the guitar. Thia singer songwriter launched his musical career singing and writing blues based music then jumped into lyrics dealing with his own personal experiences, struggles, lessons learned, loss and inspiration. His performances are noted for their sheer energy, passion and relentless powerhouse vocals that are heightened by his gifted guitar playing.
Paul brings his mad genius guitar skills to the stage in a manner that brings it to life, and somehow manages to hypnotize the audience not only with his lightening fast, magical picking but also with melody. The songs vibrate through your entire body, and you will feel them resonate in your bones.
This original singer songwriter has deep roots in music, and as a Jersey boy became a local favorite playing in bars, restaurants and clubs as a teenager. Over the years, as an indie artist, Paul Gargiulo became enamored of the roots sound aka Americana, blues, country, rockabilly, and funk-style, always bringing his fresh voice to the music scene.
Paul Gargiulo offers a clean, melodic voice with a heavy twist of grit mixed in.
Paul Gargiulo performs solo or with his band both locally and nationally. His original material runs the gamet from earthy blues, to fast picking guitar playing, to moving and heartbreaking Latin stylings to country inspired love stories. His work also covers a range of jazzy, swingy and rockabilly sounds.
Paul Gargiulo performs in NJ ,PA, NY, and Nashville TN at main stages like Commodore Grill, Mexicali Live, Hat City Kitchen and Church Street main stage in Montclair, intimate clubs, corporate events, private parties, clubs, Farmer’s Markets, Casinos, Music Festivals, Street Fairs, benefits and fundraisers. He also opens up for national acts and performs on live radio. Paul is also touring Nashville and Austin later this year with his new acoustic set.
This Jersey artist has met with world renowned musician Jeff Beck, spending time with him not only on his tour bus but also in New York City. Marshall Crenshaw, Formidable guitarist Les Paul, Buddy Guy and Brian Setzer also met and shared stages with Paul Gargiulo, and recording artist musician John Ginty, Hammond player, played on 4 tracks of “Life Pouring Through”. Paul Gargiulo played with legendary horn virtuoso Ted Curson, an epic artist/musician who played with Charles Mingus.
Television credits include “Jersey in New York” with Lee Leonard, and an appearance on “Montclair Means Business”. He has also played numerous times live at Centenary College.
2016 "Graveyard Tale" wins best Americana song for Akademia awards in LA www.theakademia.com
Paul Gargiulo is a New Jersey winner for a “King of Country Blues” guitar competition in 2007. His work can be heard on hundreds of radio stations in the North East and in Europe.
He is available for bookings.
Paul Gargiulo performs solo or with his band both locally and nationally. Members of the Paul Gargiulo Band include drummer and back up vocalist John Pepe, and Bob Garbo.
“Face of Grey” 1996 (cassette)
“Feel the Fire” (2002)
“Out of the Box” (2004)
Acoustic Slide/Blues CD “Came to the Right Place” (2002)
“Life Pouring Through” (2004)
“Live at the Franklin” (2011)
"Long Time Coming"
2019 5 single Releases
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