Paul D McDowell is a Music Artist. Handpicked by Gordon Raphael (the Strokes, Regina Spektor), praised and encouraged by Sir Paul McCartney (the Beatles), and mentored by David Cross, (King Crimson's violinist); Paul D McDowell has been writing songs as far back as he can remember.
Born and raised in Liverpool, Paul has enjoyed touring his original music around the UK, Europe and across parts of Western Australia; having lived and created music for prolonged periods of time in Liverpool, London and Berlin. He is currently living and making music in Perth, Western Australia. Paul D McDowell has released four original solo albums, gaining radio airplay in Liverpool, Seattle, Berlin and London; as well as across the Australian continent. His newest album is called ‘Oceans in a Droplet’.
Specialising in fingerstyle and contemporary progressive percussive acoustic guitar, Paul's intricate guitar playing is influenced by folk, blues, classical, jazz and rock styles. His music stems from personal life experience, nature, stillness, meditation and self expression. He artistically creates transcendentally timeless tunes, poetically reflecting on the gift of now as an eternally shimmering present.
In his live performances Paul D McDowell mainly plays solo with guitar and voice. Additions to his live show often include a variety of other elements including his homemade foot stomper recycled from an old chess / backgammon board, harmonicas, a loop pedal, percussion and other performers.
Following the recent release of his album ‘Oceans in a Droplet’, Paul will be touring his new material around Western Australia in spring 2019.
Paul D McDowell is currently working on writing and recording his fifth album which is due to be released in 2020.