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 and plays fiddle and sings with Rumput. His work has been reviewed in RVA Mag, RVA News and Style Magazine. Paul’s compositions cross into several genres. He sings, plays guitar, fiddle, tenor banjo, pennywhistle and bowed psaltery.

Paul has just recently released “I Made Friends With A Dragon”, an album of British, Irish, and Scottish traditional ballads and an album of original songs;  which features fiddle, guitar, banjo and voice as primary instruments