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

He has released three 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 but occasionally plays the sideman role from time time. 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, concertina, pennywhistle and bowed psaltery.

Paul’s recent releases include “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 and “Occasions For Reflections” an album of songs marking specific events or points in time.