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Paul Durham

Paul Durham

Paul Durham


In 1998, Paul Durham and his rock band, Black Lab, released their Geffen Records debut "Your Body Above Me" to critical acclaim. The album yielded the top 10 rock and alternative single "Wash it Away," and the top 40 ac and pop track "Time Ago." Paul Durham grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho before moving to San Francisco to pursue his passion for musical invention. He recorded and toured with a group of friends under the moniker “Durham,” and made an acoustic-based singer/songwriter record with celebrated jazz producer Lee Townsend. Read more on Last.fm
In 1998, Paul Durham and his rock band, Black Lab, released their Geffen Records debut "Your Body Above Me" to critical acclaim. The album yielded the top 10 rock and alternative single "Wash it Away," and the top 40 ac and pop track "Time Ago." Paul Durham grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho before moving to San Francisco to pursue his passion for musical invention. He recorded and toured with a group of friends under the moniker “Durham,” and made an acoustic-based singer/songwriter record with celebrated jazz producer Lee Townsend. “Durham” split, but a deal with Geffen Records followed, a new band was built, and Black Lab's debut was tagged as "one of this year's breakout records" (Billboard). Hollywood called, and the band contributed songs to the soundtracks for Can't Hardly Wait, Varsity Blues, Permanent Midnight, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

After a year of touring, Black Lab was poised to fulfill their destiny as "the American U2" (San Francisco Chronicle) when their record label was quickly shuttered. Over the next two years, Durham left his band, fired his manager and moved to LA. "In the end, all I had were my guitars and the songs I was writing." Durham wanted to control the sound around his voice, so he bought a computer and learned to use it. "I had to get back to how it was in high school -- just me and my four-track." -- Durham released his first and only solo album, "Ten Million Years" in 2005.

It consisted of four tracks of acoustic Black Lab, plus eleven tracks of folk-rock ambition with the goal of trying to put everything down at once, bare bones, with nothing to hide behind. With Paul Baker on bass, Hershel Yatovitz on guitar, and Jim Kassis on drums, Paul Durham tried to break new ground. In the end, he left in search of a big wall of guitar. "Ten Million Years" collects the mid-nineties recordings produced by acclaimed jazz producer lee townsend. It's a riveting mix of folk and rock, cut through with with shards of country and jazz, and reveals the early impulses that led to Black Lab.

The CD includes the original versions of "Time Ago," "Dream in Color" and "Walk Slow" (from the director's cut of Your Body Above Me). -- Around the same time of the release of "Ten Million Years", Black Lab returned from their long hiatus to release their second full-length album, "See The Sun", to the delight of their long-time fans. The band has since also released their third album "Passion Leaves A Trace". The Black Lab frontman has not made public whether he plans to release more solo material. Read more on Last.fm.

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