"The Star Spangled Banner" (Arr. (C) Paul Santa Maria)

I love when people in the audience sing along, so I play this, "Yellow Submarine", "Yesterday", "A Little Help From My Friends" and others which helps us interact nicely. 

Filmed live at a Giulianova Groceria in Westminster, Maryland, 1/26/2019.

My "All The Beatles You Can Eat" show.

BIG Thanks to owner/chef Billy Schroeder for the great Brit fare and happy atmosphere!

"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles

Another great singalong, as evidenced by the audience prompting ME to play it!!

Filmed live at a Giulianova Groceria in Westminster, Maryland, 1/26/2019.

My "All The Beatles You Can Eat" show.

After the show I received this from Mr. Schroeder:  "Thank you Paul!

What a pleasure and honor to have you on my stage.  We will have another performance before you go back to the land of Lake George!!!!"

*Note: I purchased this PRS at Bill's Music in  Catonsville, MD from Mick. (No worries - Les lives!)

"Eleanor Rigby" by the beatles

My insane arrangement of the McCartney classic, from my CD "Beatles Plus", which I sell only at my shows. Filmed live at a Giulianova Groceria in Westminster, Maryland, 1/26/2019.

My "All The Beatles You Can Eat" show.

*PS: The PRS is a Mark Holcomb, in case that interests you. I just bought it because it had killer intonation.

"Guitars and Cadilliacs" by Dwight Yoakam

Lead Vocals and live Guitar, with tracks by me. 7/2018.

My regular gig at Lake George, NY.

"I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley

Lead Vocals and live Guitar, with tracks by me. 7/2018.

My regular gig at Lake George, NY.

"You've Got To Hide Your Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles

Another good singalong like "Yellow Submarine", "Yesterday", etc. 

Filmed live at a Giulianova Groceria in Westminster, Maryland, 1/26/2019.

My "All The Beatles You Can Eat" show, again with thanks to owner/chef Billy Schroeder, loved by millions of hungry people everywhere!

Us+Them (Floyd), Time (Parsons), "Strawberry Lucy" (Beatles)

I play medleys:  

1) so people won't have to clap all the time

2) because chords or rhythms coincide

3) for clever reasons of my own

In this case, Alan Parsons recorded the Beatles and also Floyd and also his own material. "Us and Them' is very similar to "Time" and both are in the same tempo as my "Strawberry Lucy" medley. There it is.

"Michelle" by the beatles

Me doing the McCartney classic, from my CD "Beatles Plus", which I sell only at my shows.

Yesterday (McCartney), arr. Paul Santa Maria

The song McCartney dreamed and called "Scrambled Eggs" before having a title. *When accounting for reported plays and adding up that time, the song has lived longer that it has existed in real life! 

As usual, I created my own arrangement with some very cool chords in the second bridge and also the very end. Will that make your cash register ring? Can't say. Will musicians salivate? Definately. Yes. Uh huh.

"Here, There and Everywhere" by the beatles

Me doing the McCartney classic, from my CD "Beatles Plus", which I sell only at my shows. Filmed live at a music store in Westminster, Maryland, 4/2018.

My "Concerto for Guitar and Human" show.

"Over The Rainbow" by Arlen / Harburg

Me doing the Judy Garland classic, with my own twists and turns, during my "Concerto for Guitar and Human" show, (which was actually a clinic for my guitar instruction manual "The Guitar Explained",)  in Westminster, MD. 4/2018

"Pascual Lives" with Jazz Legend Larry Coryell, Orlando 2006

This was performed at a Buddhist KaiKan, (temple) and is a requiem I wrote for world-famous Flamenco dancer Pascual Olivera. 

Also, you can go to:

https://youtube.com/channel/UCQ__7O7-RVNxGZTARQ52k4A

Where I have 188 videos on YouTube!

Live at the Palmer Opera House, Cuba, NY Pt 1

This was my first true solo concert and I was ... how you say ... scared silly.

Sadly, the kid I paid $200.00 to, to record the event forgot to hit "play" on the audio recorder so what we have left is audio from the camera. Sigh.

But it isn't hard to hear that I can play the crap out of a guitar, especially if you stay with it to around the 7 minute mark when I beg the audience's indulgence to show off for a bit. I don't need to play with my teeth or set the guitar on fire, I do it with my hands.

Palmer Opera House, Cuba NY Pt.2

More Beatles craziness. No bass, drums, tracks, about 65 people in the audience. I sold 8 guitar books and 3 art of pencil books. Oh and about 14 cd's.

The applause is real, no trickery!

"INSEPARABLE" with Larry and Tracey Coryell

Larry Coryell (the "Godfather of Fusion") plays the acoustic guitar to the left side of the mix, Tracey sings (and composed the tune) and I play everything else in addition to engineering, assembling and final production.

"Saturday Night Movie" Intro

https://youtube.com/user/Pauly1313

This is a sample of my work for PBS.

This is done entirely on an Ensoniq ASR-10. I love sequencers and samplers - if you can hear it, you can record it.


There are many examples on the above youtube link.

"Latin Flute" from Melbourne, Fla Solo Concert

Me playing an original tune live with a track minus the lead line. It was 48 degrees that day, back in 2004, VERY unusual for Florida ! I STILL ripped it up!

Pay attention @ 1:00 - 1:07 where I play the most ridiculous scale ever, and I made it up on the spot (like all my solos) ... and the very end where I play about 40 notes with one hand ain't too bad neither!

Wolfie, the "Angolan Witch Spider"

I did this little picture that went viral and is now in hoax museums in Italy and the Netherlands and also on many hoax sites like www.Snopes.com

Here's the story!

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2018 Recommendation Letter ... I actually play all four of the venues listed at top of letter.