Raised in Nashville, currently living in NC, Paco is best known for his harmonica playing, which began to draw attention during his days with Nashville’s legendary Bobby Bradford Blues Band and the Jamie Hartford Band, and through his recording work with artists such as Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver and A.J. Croce.
The past few years, Paco has been hard at work reinventing his musical persona and revealing the results to the world. His debut solo album, 2004’s “Tip of the Tongue,” unveiled singing and songwriting chops that perfectly complement his instrumental prowess. Since then, his “60 second harp clinics” and performance videos on YouTube have been viewed over 100,000 times, and with the release of “One In A Million” in 2008, Paco’s career has taken yet another quantum leap.
“One In A Million,” is a collection of 12 songs that show the full range of Paco’s musical soul. In addition to his stunning harmonica work, his guitar playing, previously unheard on record, fuses Delta blues slide playing, fingerpicked folk and country styles, and bracing electric leads, all of which match the power and emotion of his songs perfectly. Combined with his distinctive voice, which at times is reminiscent of Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale and John Prine, with a stellar batch of new songs, “One In A Million” is the sound of an artist who has found his true voice.
Produced by acclaimed Nashville bassist Dave Pomeroy, this CD features guests including bluegrass instrumental trio Three Ring Circle, and guitarists Guthrie Trapp, Jamie Hartford, and Ray Flacke, but without question the star of the show is Paco himself. From the funky grooves and incisive lyrics of “Down Here” and “My Friend Abraham,” the tender title track and the atmospheric yet intense ‘Everything You Do,” to the greasy blues of “Selling Everything” and the Delta rave-up “Sister Mary,” this record is the complete picture of a man and artist who is exactly that—One In A Million.