Paul Newkirk, has been involved with Atlanta’s music scene for over 30 years. Known for his ability to perform an eclectic mix of classic and acoustic standards, his rich history includes being a founding member of Atlanta’s legendary “Possum Trot”.
Paul has appeared on the bill with: Santana, James Brown, Kathy Matea, Al Green, Spyro Gyra & Peabo Bryson and has opened concerts for Joe South, B.W. Stevenson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band & The New York Voices and Percy Sledge.
Paul venues have included:
Dantes Down the Hatch ♦ The Fox Theatre ♦ Chattanooga's River Bend Festival ♦ Smith's Olde Bar
Paul also periodically performs as a solo act at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
Cover & Variety Party Bands, Jazz Trio Vocalist & Guitarist, Island Guitar
Paul can be seen routinely in performances with cover & variety party band "The Wheels", and as jazz vocalist / jazz guitarist with Atlanta Jazz Trio, 2nd Line Atlanta and also with Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music Band as vocalist / guitarist.
Paul's guitar duo's with Dan Manning & Felton Dunn also showcase his musical range and talent.
As a solo musician. Paul routinely performs the Atlanta music circuit at Bahama Breeze, Season's Bistro, Fuego Mundo, B's Bistro and other Atlanta restaurants, as well as many Atlanta weddings, family festivals and corporate functions.
The Commerce Club ♦ Delta Airlines ♦ The Hilton and Ritz Carlton Resorts and Hotels ♦ CNN ♦ Lucent Technologies ♦ Ford Motor Company ♦ Heckler and Koch ♦ The University Of Georgia ♦ Southern Company ♦ 191 Club ♦ Atlanta Athletic Club ♦ Commerce Club ♦ Callaway Gardens ♦ The Farm ♦ Fernbank Science Center ♦ Capitol City Club ♦ Atlanta Botanical Gardens ♦ Swan House ♦ YKK ♦ Waverly Hotels ♦ Hyatt Hotels ♦ Ford Motor Co. ♦ Cherokee Town Club ♦ Cartier Inc. ♦ Ritz Carlton Resorts ♦ Delta Airlines ♦ Gail And Rice Productions ♦ GIE Publishing ♦ Marriott Hotels ♦ Georgia Power Co. ♦ Manhattan Associates ♦ Formica ♦ Coca Cola ♦ Hilton Hotels ♦ Atlanta History Center ♦ Accuride ♦ Ross Systems ♦ Bank Of Boston ♦ American Bar Association ♦ Medtronic ♦ Wendy’s ♦ Omni Hotel
Commercial Music & Educational Programming
On the Commercial Music side Paul does voice-overs and studio sessions and helped found Atlanta Event Music. Paul records, edits and produces advertising spots and other music, media and educational projects. He and his colleagues work through several local and national organizations bringing music based educational programs to the Atlanta area's public and private schools.