Recorded in Nashville by renowned Producer/Guitarist Steve Dawson “Beware Of Trains” contains eight original songs.
The album features vocalist Siobhán Maher-Kennedy (River City People, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams), bassist David Jacques (John Prine Band, Emmylou Harris) and drummer/percussionist Jamie Dick (Alison Russell, Rhiannon Ghiddens).
Additional recording took place in Canada with Wolfe Island Records producer Hugh Christopher Brown and Sarah McDermott lending keyboards and backing vocals respectively, while some wonderful lead guitar breaks came from Waterford based Alex Soikans (ex-Kodakid) and Colin Shanahan (ex-Ruffus).
The first single drops on August 4th in the shape of “Dance To Where You Stand”, a spoken word ode to heartache. The song has a more laid back feel compared to Paul’s previous outings - even the rock and roll tinged tunes are slightly restrained on this record. The underlying performances by the musicians have raised the bar for Paul. Where he goes from here is anyone’s guess.
For now he is content with having produced a roots record seeped in the ties that bind Irish and North American music.