Paul Dougherty

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Paul Dougherty is an American living in Munich, Germany. Born in Houston, he grew up in Nashville and played music throughout the region in indie pop to Americana and roots groups. Influences include Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Van Morrison and punk groups such as Joy Division and the Flaming Lips.

His newest album Spankin' Hankin' is a collection of Hank Williams songs called “AN UNPRECEDENTED, LUXURIANT MOSAIC OF BLUES, SWING, GOSPEL AND ROOTS MUSIC” SOUNDGUARDIAN.COM.

The 2015 release River Pearl was 8 WEEKS AT #1 ON THE ROOTS MUSIC REPORT INTERNATIONAL GERMAN CHARTS.

Having already played in clubs with his father’s band (Tommy Dougherty, Hammond organ player and Nashville studio recording singer), Paul moved temporarily to Berlin in 1989. He witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall and was a busker to earn money during his stay. He started a punk band in Berlin called American Cheese Whiz and toured shortly opening for the legendary Einstürzende Neubauten. After getting stranded in Berlin, in the summer of 1990 he made his way back to Nashville and cleaned up where he eventually started the avant garde indie pop band Chilhowie, a band which often included the impersonator Psycho Elvis. Chilhowie was voted second best Band of the Year in 1994 in the Nashville Scene Voter’s Poll. In 2000, Paul Dougherty began the group The Uninsurables, an Americana genre group that was a big hit on the Nashville circuit. In 2002, they recorded the live CD Keep the Feet On which gathered rave reviews in the region.

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