Paulo Franco is a Richmond, Virginia based singer/songwriter. He plays a blend of rock, old school country, alt-country and blues. The music draws heavily from influences like Steve Earle, Hank Williams, John Hiatt, Slaid Cleaves, Chris Knight, the Gram Parsons inspired music of the Rolling Stones, the Drive By Truckers and The Grateful Dead.
The heart of his music is storytelling, and his family is a great source of inspiration – from the love story of Paulo’s parents in “Married in a Black Dress” to the roller coaster emotions of leaving his daughter behind for her first year of college in “Rolling Back to Raleigh.” Paulo is a songwriter who proudly wears all of his emotions on sleeves. His shows are well known for their high energy and they way he engages the audience. Come out to the taproom and check him out!