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Paul Metsa
Born in Northeastern Minnesota, Paul Metsa’s performances at Bayfront and now the Blues On The Range festivals are becoming an annual homecoming event for him. Paul has been performing his individual brand of acoustic folk/blues in the Twin Cities area since 1984. During that time he has also released 8 albums on is own label, Raven Records. During the past decade Paul Metsa has performed over 2500 shows and won numerous Minnesota Music Awards including the 1994 award for Best Acoustic Guitar. Paul says his influences range from Brownie McGhee to Leonard Cohn. He has performed with John Hammond, Ry Cooder, Delbert McClinton, The Neville Brothers and Mose Allison, among others. During this past year Paul has been performing at various venues around the Twin Cities, sometimes with harmonica player Bob Wilson. He performed with Willie Nelson at Farm Aid Five in Dallas, Texas and in 1996 was on stage with Pete Seegar and Bruce Springsteen at the Tribute to Woody Guthrie held at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Plain Dealer called his performance, "passionate, poetic and powerful." Metsa writes intricate storytelling songs with complex lyrics and rich melodies and has been described by the Minneapolis Star and Tribune as both "one of the finest singer-songwriters in Minnesota," and the "hardest working musician in the Twin Cities."

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