Manager: Darren Hill
Paul, as in Westerberg, as in songwriter extraordinare, as in the composer of five solo albums. Widely acclaimed as one of the finest lyricists in rock. And that's not even counting his turn as the elusive Grandpaboy, his recent adventures in stereo and mono, nor his brilliant inclusions on the SINGLES and the first-season FRIENDS soundtracks...or heck, the immortalization of his name in Heathers high school halls. What is a Suicaine, anyway? Don't know, but it's all been resoundingly gratifiying--and even more so with the release of this year's COME FEEL ME TREMBLE, the latest in this artist's stable of solo work.
Of course, this isn't to say that his legendary status isn't present in Westerberg's latest. Those lyrics, those gritty-yet-buoyant melodies, that twangy edge of what would eventually become widely known as Alt-Country (it ain't for nothing that the Austin Chronicle called Westerberg "the most important post-punker to pick up a guitar"), the marriage of earnest emotion with sloppy abandon...it's all showcased on COME FEEL ME TREMBLE to a fine degree.
Westerberg is currently gearing up to release "Folker," on Vagrant Records. After the roaring success of his one man tour supporting Stereo, look for a possible full band Folker tour in 2004.