Paul's father won a guitar in a poker game and gave it to him when he was a child along with lessons at the local music store. Learning classical, rock, pop, and jazz from early on, Paul brings a well-rounded sensibility to the songs he performs. He sings the melodies of the last 50 years because he's lived with them.
"The first time I sang in public was in front of my 7th grade class. I sang King of the Road by Roger Miller. I was nervous as all heck but exhilarated.
"Today, I'm still doing what I love to do. Music has been a full-time occupation off and on through that time. Currently, it is full-time again and I'm loving every minute of it.
"I was part of a band, The Trend, that signed with Capitol Records—that was the mid-70s. In the mid-80s, I created the musical score for a hybrid Charlie Brown TV movie, The Girl In The Red Truck, Charlie Brown. In the 90s, I did a lot of different things including being the musical director for a small interdenominational church.
"My family and I moved to the Boston area at the end of 2002. I did the cancer dance in 2004 and 2007 (thank you, Dana-Farber!). I did a lot of solo work until 2014 when I started the Paul Rodriguez Band, which is going strong! Soon after starting that, I started Polarized Guru, a jazz/fusion band.
"Now, I'm starting to add solo work back to the mix. It's all good!"