That's Everything 2020 (C) Salvatori Productions, Inc.
Well, here it is…Paul Christian’s second album!
…you have your whole life to create the songs that will be featured on your debut release, and then only a year or so to write the new material for your follow-up.
The paradigm shift that occurs for the artist is exactly that…a shift from the unpressured artistic creation of the songs that make up your first album; sometimes poured over for several years of refinement and reflection…to now actually becoming a songwriter.
There is good news to report. Paul has come back to the table with a new notebook chock full of his very own heartfelt slice-of-life Americana/Folk/Country/Rock songs. His new works reveal a steady, authoritative hand on the steering wheel - consistent and confident in his songwriting prowess in a throw down of compelling storytelling, melodies and chorus hooks that are solid as a rock, instantly memorable and timeless.
Some new ground has also been broken as well…there’s a bit of a nod to ‘They Might be Giants’ in a song called “Bicycle Messenger”…and the hauntingly expansive undercurrent in a song called “The Boy” pushes the envelope even further than “Angel of Flies” from American Dream. In addition, there are two very personally introspective and intimate songs that are quite touching, first “The Best Day of my Life” and then “My Little One” – both of which will melt your heart…if you’ve ever found peace after the loss of a parent or have been lucky enough to raise a daughter, respectively.
Salvatori Productions is pleased to join you as fans of Paul Christian’s songwriting journey. We are happy to continue to represent his work and to offer you the opportunity to enjoy his extraordinary songwriting talent.
We are certain that you will be thrilled to weave his new album into the fabric of your life.
- Tom Salvatori, Release Day, November 19, 2020
PAUL CHRISTIAN That's Everything (Salvatori Productions)
An established guitarist and composer known for his impeccable instrumental approach to neoclassical / avant-prog guitar music, Tom Salvatori is also the owner of his Salvatori Productions music label. Expanding on his label’s repertoire, Tom moves into the pop-rock market with the 2020 album release of That’s Everything, his second release by Chicago-based singer-songwriter Paul Christian. Back in the late 1960s, early ‘70s, the singer-songwriter sound was all the rage and in the spirit of country-rock legends like Buffalo Springfield and Poco, Paul Christian’s music defies genre. Mixing folk, rock and country to great effect, That’s Everything is a do-it-yourself album in the truest sense of the word. Speaking about Paul Christian, the album’s co-producer Tom Salvatori tells mwe3, “Besides being a great songwriter, Paul is a multi-instrumentalist… he performed on all instruments (guitars, bass, drums, keyboards) and as a result, we gave him co-producer credit as well. The only guest appearance on the album is Julie Chatman who performs the female vocal part on track 4 - "Memphis Tonight.” Through the wonders of modern-day studio music magic, Paul sounds like a one-man band and on several of the tracks, he even gets to show off his formidable electric lead guitar chops, case in point being track 9, “The Boy”. Most of these tracks have a deep in thought kind of singer-songwriter approach that ranges from influences such as early 1970s legacy artists Richie Furay and Harry Chapin to modern day vocalists like Marshall Crenshaw and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. Featuring memorable songs and first-rate musicianship, That’s Everything strikes a wonderful musical balance and in doing so creates an impressive collection of folk-meets-rock sounds. Robert Silverstein, January, 2021 - Music Web Express mwe3.com - RootsMusicReport.com