Elliott was a genius. Come to Jersey City’s finest little record shop tonight for a very special tribute.
I’ll be playing this Saturday for my friend Roland’s fundraiser over at a sweet little Mexican restaurant called The Dopeness. It’s on 2nd street in JC, not far from the Grove St. PATH station. Tons of vibe. Come on down. Hear a few of my new songs at 6:45 and then hang around for more drinks, more music, and more good times — all in the name of supporting local arts.
LOUD & SOLO
@ The Lamp Post in Jersey City
Had a great time the other nite. Dan was kind enough to record the set for me. Here it is, unedited. Now we can never forget it even if we wanted to.
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Hi everyone, my name is Brother Paul. I am scheduled to perform at NJPAC’s Victoria Theater on Sunday April 21st. There will be two shows, a matinee at 3 pm and an evening show at 7 pm.
I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My real name is Paul Rosevear, but it’s difficult to remember, pronounce, and spell, so I came up with the name “Brother Paul” to make things a little bit easier on everybody.
NJPAC is an amazing place. When it first came to the city of Newark, it was a real sign of progress and prestige. Newark has such a deep history, but it almost never makes the headlines for the right reasons.
Anyway the point of this letter is just to encourage you to come out on the 21st. I’m pretty much trembling now thinking about it—the idea of getting up on stage in front of a 500-seat theater by my lonesome is scary but also thrilling, so I figured the more of you who know who I am beforehand, the better.
Unless you find that you really hate me and my music in which case, please do not come to this show and forget the name Brother Paul entirely. My name is Paul Rosevear.
What follows is a fairly old post, but it explains the origins of Brother Paul In Concert!
So I wanted to do something cool for this upcoming NJPAC show of mine. I’m opening for a Queen tribute band (!!!) from the UK and it’s at The Victoria Theater in Newark, NJ.
Not every day that I get to stand up on stage with a guitar and play my songs to 500-seat theater. No, not at all.
So I wanted to do something to make this show more interesting. Mainly for myself, but also for my friends and anybody who is interested in my music.
I didn’t want to just be another regular guy, with his regular guitar, playing his regular songs. It’s all so forgettable. And just kind of boring to be honest.
So I came up with this stage name, Brother Paul.
Brother Paul is still me. But it’s funny how a little nickname like this has changed my perception of this show.
It’s made things more exciting. My hope is that you will find it more exciting too.
The show is two weeks away and I’m going to post some different song ideas I’m thinking about playing during the set, etc. I hope you will check them out and maybe even give me some feedback.
For answers to FAQ on Brother Paul, go here.