unexpected when considering the blues-based music of
Paul Plumeri also known as "The Bishop of The
Blues". Widely recognized as a world class blues
guitarist, he has performed throughout the country
and has gained many fans. Learning from the masters
of the blues guitar with over 50 years experience as
a pro, he's forged a truly unique guitar style.
He began playing guitar at 8
years old inspired by hearing Bill Doggett's "Honky
Tonk" on a Trenton, New Jersey R&B radio show and
after seeing Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, James
Burton, and Chuck Berry on television. But once he
discovered real blues as a young teenager, he never
changed stylistic direction. He cites B. B. King,
T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman as
Through nearly 60 years the
appeal of the music remains the same. More
importantly, his enthusiasm for playing the blues
and blues-rock has diminished little. Over the years
his approach to playing has led Paul to embrace and
showcase his own blues sound — little traditional
elements are scattered across his songs, not copying
songs note for note has made his sound hotter and
more electrified. He has always done it his way,
"You're not going to become a multi-millionaire in
this business," he says, "but, you'll be doing your
Authentic American Electric
Blues and Rock & Roll. Paul Plumeri.
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- Has opened for Aerosmith,
Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Blues Breakers, B.B. King,
The Yardbirds and others.
- Toured the United States as lead
guitarist for Capricorn Recording artists Duke Williams and
- Was given the honor to play a
few songs on Duane Allman's beloved 1959 cherry sunburst
Gibson Les Paul.
- Two Paul Plumeri Blues Band
songs, written by Tom Marolda, "Vinyard Blues" and "No
Justice" are on the soundtrack for the Ving Rhames movie
"Phantom Punch". A film about the life of boxer Sonny
Liston directed by Robert Townsend.
- Featured in an article in Vintage
Guitar Magazine following the release of his "Live In
- Was inducted into the Blues Hall
of Fame in 2013.