Paul Esch Singer & Acoustic Guitarist

Paul Esch performs live acoustic music including a variety of classic acoustic light rock music, blues, guitar instrumentals, favorite cover tunes, contemporary pop music and original songs featuring great vocals and harmonica solos for over 15 years.

He studied guitar with Grammy winning national acoustic guitar finger picking champion Pat Donohue of Prairie Home Companion fame. Paul's experience includes leading live acoustic music duos, trios and five piece rock bands.

His debut CD "Go Ask the Sky Why" and "Light the Night Concerts for Crime Prevention" were profiled on KARE-11 TV "Finding What Works." He was also featured on KCFE-FM radio and Joe Soucheray's Garage Logic radio program.

Paul has performed live guitar music for many corporate parties, country clubs, restaurants, bars, patios, ski resorts and outdoor music venues such as the Lake Harriet Band Shell and Como Lakeside Pavilion.

Paul is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Booking info: 651-501-7979

2015 Upcoming Shows

  • Sail Away Cafe - Afton, MNFri, Feb 27th 6:00- 9:00 pm
  • Swirl Wine Bar - Ultimate Girls Night Out - Afton, MNThurs, Apr 16th 5:30- 8:30 pm
  • Finnish Bistro - St. Paul, MNFri, Apr 24th 6:30- 8:30 pm
  • Swirl Wine Bar - Ultimate Girls Night Out - Afton, MNThurs, May 21st 5:30- 8:30 pm
  • Private Party - Southview Country Club - St. Paul, MNSat, June 6th 7:30- 9:30 pm
  • Waterside Bar & Grill - Amery, WISat, June 20th 5:00- 8:00 pm
  • Swirl Wine Bar - Strawberry Fest - Afton, MNSun, Jun 28th 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Swirl Wine Bar - Ultimate Girls Night Out - Afton, MNThurs, Jul 16th 5:30- 8:30 pm
  • Highland Fest 2015 - St. Paul, MNSun, Jul 19th 2:00 -3:00 pm
  • Winehaven Winery - Chisago City, MNSat, Aug 15th 11:00- 4:00 pm
  • Winehaven Winery - Chisago City, MNSun, Aug 16th 11:00- 4:00 pm
  • Indian Island Winery - Janesville, MNSat, Aug 29th 6:00- 8:30 pm
  • Swirl Wine Bar - Ultimate Girls Night Out - Afton, MNThurs, Sep 17th 5:30- 8:30 pm

    Places We've Performed:

  • Angelina's Cafe, Woodbury, MN
  • Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar - St. Paul, MN
  • Broadstreet Cafe, Rochester, MN
  • Brookdale Toyota, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • Cabana Joe's, Prescott, WI
  • Carbone's Pizzeria and Bar, Rosemount & Stillwater, MN
  • City of St. Paul Music in the Park series, Mears and Rice Park
  • Communidades Latinas En Servicio (CLUES) Annual Meeting
  • Como Park Conservatory
  • Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul, MN
  • Copper Mountain Ski Resort, Denver, CO
  • Danny's Bar & Grill, Stillwater, MN
  • Ginko's Coffeehouse, St. Paul, MN
  • Harry's Cafe, Lakeville, MN
  • Hidden Harbor Marina, St. Paul Park, MN
  • Lake Harriet Bandshell, Minneapolis, MN
  • Lakes Tavern and Grill, Woodbury, MN
  • Lower Town Music & Heritage Festival, St. Paul, MN
  • KARE-11 TV, Golden Valley, MN
  • KCFE-FM Radio, Eden Prairie, MN
  • KSTP-AM Radio, St. Paul, MN
  • Margarita Murphy's, Woodbury, MN
  • Moe's on the Go, Moundsview, MN
  • Morrissey Hospitality Companies, St. Paul, MN
  • National Speakers Association Annual National Convention
  • Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
  • Nicollet Island Amphitheatre, Minneapolis, MN
  • Old Chicago, Eagan, MN
  • Paradise Landing, Balsam Lake, WI
  • O'Gara's Bar & Grill, St. Paul, MN
  • Ronald McDonald House, Mpls, MN
  • RJ's Tavern on Main, Hastings, MN
  • Sail Away Cafe, Afton, MN
  • Sally's Saloon, Mpls, MN
  • St. Paul Open Streets, First Annual
  • Swirl, Afton, MN
  • Swirl - Afton, MN-Ultimate Girls Night Out
  • Totino Grace HS Reunion - Moe's on the Go, Moundsview, MN
  • Tracks Sports Bar, St. Paul, MN
  • Tria Restaurant Santa Brunch, North Oaks, MN
  • Trio at Private Party - Balsam Lake, WI
  • Trollhaugen Ski Resort,Dresser, WI
  • University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, MN
  • U of MN Goal Line Club - Purdue, TCF Bank Stadium
  • U of MN Goal Line Club - Ohio State, TCF Bank Stadium
  • U of MN Goal Line Club - Mpls Hilton, Mpls MN
  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • Welch Village Ski Area, Welch, MN
  • Anniversaries, Birthdays, Ceremonies, Graduations
  • Private House Parties, Receptions, Weddings and more!

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Paul studied with national finger picking champion Pat Donohue of Prairie Home Companion fame. His experience includes leading duos, trios and five piece rock bands.

"Paul offered us a guarantee for bar sales and delivered way more than he promised. Dan O'Gara, O'Gara's Bar & Grill

"There's no doubt about it: You guys were born to sing, perform and make people laugh and smile. Highlights of the year have definitely been seeing you play." Paul Miller, fan

"Thank you for your performance at Normandale College this quarter. It is so nice to work with such a professional, someone who truly understands the college market. Your positive attitude, the depth and range of the music you play, and your wonderful audience interaction made you a favorite at Normandale. We look forward to having you back." Wanda Kanwischer, Normandale Community College.

"It sounded so good, when I came in I could not believe it was live." Fan, Paradise Landing.

"You guys are great. Awesome. We had a great time. It was so fun. You are better than ever. When are you playing next?"

"Paul, heard you were fantastic last night! Thank you!" Tracy Barth, Catering Director, Dellwood Hills Golf Club.

"I've really enjoyed your style of tunes. Hope to see you soon. Thanks!" Oli Weir, Owner, Sail Away Cafe

"Thanks much Paul! You were great and everyone loved the music!! Can't wait to have you back." Travis Fitzsimmons, Manager, Angelina's Cafe

"Your music was amazing! We cannot thank you enough for making our Friday Nite social so fun!" Judy Wilds Shimota, owner, W7 Collection

"Paul prides himself on the depth of his music and takes that energy to the community." Joe Salchert, Scooters Programing, University of St. Thomas

"Paul offered us a guarantee for bar sales and delivered way more than he promised." Dan O'Gara, owner, O'Gara's Bar and Grill