Paul Spring brings together classical guitar, baroque chorales, 808s, and Irish traditional melodies into a sound all his own. He has released 3 albums in the past 3 years. Between 2023’s Always Almost Home “meshing 90s pop and Bach” (MPR) and the “hidden pop gem” (Irish Times) of 2022ʼs Thunderhead, Spring experimented with minimal electronic production and folk. Aquarium Drunkard called his latest album, 2024’s River Flows Two Ways, “a singular fresh offering as well as a catalogue introduction of sorts.”

Paul was raised in Saint Cloud, MN and has been based in New York City since 2018. He has completed two successful River Canoe tours. In 2015 he spent 48 days paddling 1200 miles down the Mississippi in support of his release Towards a Center. In 2024 he canoed 150 miles down the Hudson in support of River Flows Two Ways. Spring is also a passionate classical guitarist. He has released an album of Bach arrangements for 12 string guitar, and since 2022 he has played a weekly gig in Manhattan playing Bach.

In addition to his solo work, Paul was lead singer and songwriter of the band Holy Hive until their dissolution. In 2023 he appeared as a session guitarist and co-writer on Blackthought and El Michels Affair’s Glorious Game, and his guitar playing has been sampled on releases by Kenny Beats, Vic Mensa, TOBi, Lecrae, Kirby and Thundercat.

"Spring has been a bit of a sonic chameleon with his elegantly understated series of solo offerings to date."

"Richly realized songs with deft lyrics and considered sensibility"

"Paul Spring's high guileless voice comes in swirls and artful smears"

"Paul Spring's floaty falsetto vocal, reminiscent of some long-lost Beach Boy, produces a sound that's like a salve."

"Meshing 90's pop music and Bach, musician Paul Spring is "Always Almost Home.""

Spring takes his cue from the pretty falsetto vocals of The Stylistics, inflecting his own folk-y vocal twist."