I'm thrilled to announce my new record, Running in the Dark, which will be released on June 14, 2019. Pre-order the album through this campaign and help give it momentum in the world.
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Ever since I first discovered the Armadillo album around 2007 I've been a huge fan of Leo Kottke. His uniquely aggressive and articulate style of acoustic guitar playing just pulled me in. I've spent a lot of time with his tunes and tried to soak them in. Chet Atkins is the Andrés Segovia of country guitar. I've spent a lot of time trying to learn from his example as well. He makes the difficult look strikingly easy.
These two master guitarists played together for the first time on a A Prarie Home Companion in 1988. Their cover of this unassumingly beautiful and emotive Santo and Johnny tune broke into my heart a few years ago. I've performed this one many times, and I thought it was worth putting some effort into a nice version. Watch now
I returned from Standing Rock on Monday evening, after working for 5 days alongside those working to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from being built through South Dakota. What is going on at Standing Rock is historical and monumental. At Oceti Sakowin Camp (literally Seven Councils fire camp) the Seven tribes of the Great Sioux Nation have lit their sacred fire together for the first time in over 150 years. Thousands of water protectors have gathered from... See More
Canals- flat, beautiful, traffic-free. We love canals. They were once used for shipping goods, but are now almost exclusively used for recreation boats... See more
“In Your Eyes” is absolutely mesmerizing. The intro of acoustic strumming welcomes you. The lyrics bring to our attention the reality to see the beauty of our world. To me, it speaks of the reflections of what we really have that we neglect so much. What a truly beautiful world we live in. The instrumentation on this song is class A musicianship. He reminds me a bit of Neil Young... Read More
"American singer-songwriter and environmental advocate Paul Doffing deals in the kind of hushed, purposeful folk songs that made Iron and Wine a household name." Read more
" He is an American singer-songwriter and environmental activist. The likeable Paul Doffing sings about the challenge of finding inner peace in the midst of an increasingly hectic life - and thus hits the nerve of time. There are folky songs in the best songwriter style: sparingly arranged, catchy and touching." See More
Paul's recent interview with UK based bike tour organizers, Ride 25.
"Doffing delivers folk in the way that Seeger and Guthrie and even, to an extent, Dylan intended, ask a lot of questions, allow the listener to formulate their own answers." Read More
"A devoted environmentalist who takes a minimalist approach to life, Paul Doffing has produced an album in Songs from the (quaking) Heart that is both entertaining, as well as thought provoking, without ever being paternalistic. Using primarily an acoustic guitar, Doffing manages to create an air of simplicity against a backdrop of well-written lyrics inspired by the likes of Mahatma Ghandi." Read More