Paolo Giorgi / About
Paolo was born and lives in Firenze (Italy). Over the course of his musical career, parallel to his business career in the Intelligent Transport Systems field, Paolo has written over 150 songs.
Paolo met many of his favourite artists like Chris Simpson, James Taylor, Arnold Mc Culler, America, Tommy Emmanuel, John David Souther, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Ken Nicol, Karla Bonoff, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, Russ Barenberg, Russel Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Robert Mc Entee and he played live with some legendary artists like Chris Simpson of Magna Carta in 1998.
Paolo’s first song “One for the other” was written at the age of 15, with the guitar and harmonica by his side. First listening to English pop bands like Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, he was completely blown out by the folk English acoustic music and by the West Coast influence.
His major sources of inspirations in the years span from The Beatles, Magna Carta, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Eagles, Poco, Gordon Lightfoot, Mark-Almond, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, America, Simon and Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, Tommy Emmanuel, Chat Atkins, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bonnie Raitt, Karla Bonoff, Linda Ronstadt to many, many others. Then guitars, banjo, mandolin, resophonic guitar, pedal steel, keyboards and ….an iMac did the rest, becoming his home studio. Nowadays his songs mainly come out from there.
Paolo released his first demo record in 1995, with two songs “Sea wave eyes” and “A knife to cut my pain”. Paolo then released his first CD The Stage, published by Abraxas, in 2010. His second cd Secret share Has been publoshed in 2016 and Paolo is currently working on his next cd.