Artist of the Month- Paul Malysa


by Cadence Grace

Item 9 Photo A Paul MWith his hands in many proverbial pots, Paul Malysa knows how to whip up a winning recipe for a lasting career in music. Singing and songwriting has been a lifetime pursuit for Malysa, who continues to write, collaborate and perform regularly. From appearances at CMA Fest and The Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, to various songwriting circles and charitable causes, Malysa lends his voice wherever he can and strikes a chord with the passion and feelings he emotes in his music.

His respective 2004 and 2010 independent releases “No More Yellow Lights” and “Above The Fold”, garnered him attention and radio play across Canada, which has led to a burgeoning career and future for this dedicated musician. His song “Take Me There” was released as part of a Universal Music compilation album “Unforgettable Hits 2”, and in 2012 he struck publishing gold when 3 of his songs were picked up to be used in the feature film “Secret Cross”, which attracted international critical success. He was even a finalist in the 2012 Eco Arts Awards, where he received a letter from the one and only David Suzuki, complimenting his powerful song about climate change.

Malysa is hard at work on his third release, titled “I’m Country In The City,” which he expects to be released sometime in the summer or fall of 2014. Recorded at Les Graham Music, all songs were co-written and co-produced by Malysa and John Christensen. Adding to his love of songwriting, Malysa regularly hosts songwriter nights in his studio. Surrounded by food, stories and songs, fellow songwriters enjoy a comfortable atmosphere to network with each other and learn more about the craft. Several of these nights, including their Christmas Special, aired on Dave Woods’ popular radio show “In The Country.”

In whatever free time Paul has in his wild country life, Paul also sits on the committee for Tin Pan North and stays active as a member of NSAI, SAC, and the CMAO. Stay tuned for “I’m Country In The City,” and follow Paul Malysa on his journey at:
Twitter: @Letsrock1