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Paul Willson was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and is currently based in Richmond, Virginia.

He has released two albums and three double-albums as a leader/primary composer and been involved with several bands

In 2011, he received a Bachelors degree in Jazz Guitar performance from VCU

In 2015 he received a Masters of Social Work degree from VCU

Paul currently performs solo, co-leads a bluegrass duo with Hannah Standiford, and plays fiddle with Rumput. His work has been reviewed in RVA Mag and RVA News. Paul’s compositions cross into several genres. He sings, plays guitar, fiddle, tenor banjo, and bowed psaltery.

Paul is currently working on an album of British, Irish, and Scottish traditional ballads and an album of original songs; both will feature fiddle, guitar, banjo and voice as primary instruments