Paul Burch

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Washington, DC, USA. A member of the Nashville, Tennessee based alt country band Lambchop, multi-instrumentalist Burch forged a solo career in the late 90s as an old-fashioned country crooner. Growing up in Virginia and Mississippi, Burch could play the drums, guitar and harmonica by the time he left home for college. After graduation he journeyed to the east coast to work the folk clubs, and while in New England joined country band the Bag Boys. In 1994 he relocated to Nashville, where he became a member of Kurt Wagner’s maverick big band Lambchop, appearing on acclaimed albums such as Thriller and Nixon.

During this period, Burch and fellow Lambchop musician Paul Niehaus formed the WPA Ballclub, a retro honky-tonk outfit whose stated aim was to help revive country music tradition in its spiritual home. Credited to Paul Burch And The WPA Ballclub, the two 1998 releases Pan-American Flash and Wire To Wire received high praise from a...

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