Paul Guzzone is a performing songwriter and producer whose work ranges from pop music to corporate events, commercials and theater. His new CD Chasing the Moon will be released in April and can be previewed at www.paulguzzone.com.
Long-time bass player and vocalist in The Bacon Brothers band (featuring actor Kevin Bacon and composer Michael Bacon), Paul has performed with them around the world and on numerous broadcasts including The Tonight Show, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Prairie Home Companion and The View. Paul also co-produced the band’s albums New Year’s Day, Can’t Complain and The Bacon Brothers Live and he co-wrote their new single “493 Miles.”
Paul’s songs and collaborations have been recorded by other artists as well, including folk-blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster and pop singer Shara Strand. His music catalog is represented by Chris Keaton Productions in Nashville.
Paul’s own 2012 single “Light@the EOL” (Light at the End of the Line), a commentary on dysfunctional politics, resonated with listeners during US election season and beyond, and the online video continues to attract fans around the world.
Other concert credits include tours with Tom Rush, including his 2012 holiday show at Boston’s Symphony Hall; Tom Chapin; Buskin and Batteau; the 70’s folk-rock band Revival; the band Little Criminals; and Mary Ellen Bernard. In the 80’s Paul performed extensively as a solo artist in New York clubs and produced and released his own album Dancin’ Room to critical raves and airplay on major East Coast rock stations.
Paul is also an award-winning composer and producer of music for business and broadcast. His work has been featured in national ad campaigns and at high-visibility events such as the launch of the new Corvette Stingray at the International Auto Show in Detroit. He has been honored with two Telly Awards, most recently for sound design (Chevrolet). He also received the New York Festivals Award for music and lyrics (Showtime).
Additional production credits include: recording Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and other major stars for the New York Times bestselling book & CD Philadelphia Chickens by author/illustrator Sandra Boynton; two albums by the acclaimed acoustic duo Aztec Two-Step; and numerous independent releases.
An experienced live musical director, Paul has worked in this capacity on numerous theatrical and cabaret events. He is currently Music Director for They Called It Rock, a new multimedia theatrical production featuring a fusion of jazz, Latin ballroom and contemporary dance, set to iconic classic rock with live musicians and a spectacular backdrop of hi-def video imagery.
As Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Performing Arts Department at Pace University in New York City, Paul teaches courses on the history of pop music and the business of entertainment. Separately, with classical cellist Stephanie Winters he designed “Bach to the Future,” an interactive workshop exploring the surprising connections between classical music and current culture, presented as part of Lincoln Center’s “Meet the Artist School Series.”