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andy & paul in LA this sunday

January 21st, 2015

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hey everyone, andy and i are playing at the hotel cafe in LA this sunday and we’re hoping to see you there! it’s a bit short notice so we hope you’ll pull out the stops to get yourself and your friends out to see us play:  $10, 10 pm, 1623 cahuenga blvd in hollywood. please post on facebook and share our event. thanks so much!

while you’re waiting for sunday night to roll around, enjoy a song from our last show at the hotel cafe via the free mp3 of the month — just click ‘download mp3′ above.

and don’t miss out on our excellent new sale: order any CD from us here at blacklabworld and get a free copy of ‘passion leaves a trace.’ just order from the shop and it’s automatic. sale ends soon!

 

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paul in atlanta, saturday night january 10.

December 30th, 2014

as part of our world-wide thank you tour (ok, it’s not really a tour and it’s not yet world-wide) i’ll be coming to atlanta on saturday january 10 for a solo acoustic show. i’ll be headlining the atlanta room at smith’s olde bar, 1578 piedmont avenue. i go on around 11 (sorry it’s so late) but i’ll stick around after to sign stuff and chat and drink beer. you can get tickets right here. please like and share the facebook event to help get the word out.

hope to see you there!

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crazy-ass christmas sale

December 4th, 2014

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hey everyone, hope you’re gearing up for a great holiday season. we’re going a little nuts over here so check it out—

CDs are on sale! get yourself a copy of the new album, a raven has my heart, as well as black lab unplugged and passion leaves a trace3 CDs for $18! that’s half off! you can refresh your collection and have a coupla cheap gifts to boot!

as you may know, andy and i have had the chance to play live a lot this year. thanks to your amazing support of our kickstarter, our shows in LA and NYC, as well as the solo shows i’ve done in austin, london and dublin, we’re getting to connect with you all like we haven’t in years. and it’s awesome.

thank you once again for supporting us, for coming out to shows and continuing to spend your hard-earned cash on independent music. your devotion is proving that music isn’t just a commodity. when music becomes the new free-shipping, another trinket the big corporations can throw in the bag to help entice more shopping, then real music dies. you guys are the antidote to this attitude, and we’re really grateful.

if you haven’t visited the facebook page in a while, check out photos and video of our recent shows, etc. it’s becoming less and less possible for you to receive our posts so we’re hoping you’ll make the trek over to the page on a regular basis.

meanwhile, look for me in atlanta in january and hopefully andy and i will be playing another show in LA soon.

thanks again!

paul

 

 

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black lab on house, m.d. c2011

December 2nd, 2014

i put this up recently for everyone who didn’t get to see it. the whole episode is worth checking out (peter gabriel sings arcade fire’s ‘my body is a cage’ later in the show), but nothing beats this opening. this is actually how the episode starts — no title, no sound, just the song and the image of the bull emerging from darkness. awesome.

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paul in dublin on wednesday night

November 10th, 2014

 

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i had a great show in london last week — thanks everyone for coming out and being so generous. after so many years of wanting to come to the UK it was amazing to actually be there and play for you.

next up — dublin on wednesday, nov 12: the rooftop bar at the odessa club. tickets 10€ at the door (if you want me to hold a ticket for you just email your name and ticket count to contact AT blacklabworld DOT com).

doors at 8, singer/songwriter eloria opens at 8:30, i’ll go on at 9:30, play a couple of sets, then be around to hang out afterwards. it’s a beautiful room — 14 dame court, dublin 2 — and i hope to see you there.

i’m not going to be able to play in hamburg unfortunately so i hope you can make it over to dublin.

thanks to dave ivers and richard parsons for making these two gigs happen! (photo by mykey, http://mykeyday-photography.com/)

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