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My name is Paul Draper but I go by Shotgun Pauly.. or just Shotgun by most. I acquired the nickname a few years back when I was paying my dues, playing the local VFW's and small town bars in Western New York. I've always been a fan of country music, blues and southern rock. My father made a pretty good name for himself in the WNY area singing and playing. So naturally it was just a matter of time before I picked it up. Now like i said, I love my country music, but I also love to give it a little kick in the ass. That's why they call me Shotgun...loud & fast baby!

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Rhythm Guitar Batavia, NY
Writing Batavia, NY
Singing Batavia, NY
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music, country music, blues, southern rock, bars, beer, fishing, bond fires, tattoos, graphic art, writing
Work Experience:
While I'm still paying my dues, I have done some pretty cool stuff in my short career. Played the college circuit in a 2 man band covering anything from Dave Mathews, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson etc...Was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in a 3 man country/Blues band called "The Official Sip Time Band" That band snowballed into a 5 piece country/rock/blues/jam band named "Beer:30" Currently I am playing for "Bandera" a seasoned country band that's been around for 10 years or so.
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Life
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Shotgun Pauly is located in Batavia, NY and has the following skills: Rhythm Guitar, Writing, Singing
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Rhythm Guitar

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I've been playing guitar for 9 years and have been playing with bands for the last 7 years.
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Years Experience: 9

Writing

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I have always had melodies in my head since even before i knew how to play guitar. This year marks the first time that I've sat down and starting writing whole songs.
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Years Experience: 1

Singing

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I come from a very musically inclined family and singing was part of growing up. I've been told that I sound like a cross between Chris Ledoux & Johnny Cash. Personally I think I sound like Shotgun Pauly ;)
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Years Experience: 20