Paul Constable, 63, of Rogers recently released his debut EP — “Capsized.”
The self-produced collection of six tracks was written and performed by Constable and, shortly after release, reached Number 3 on the hourly Amazon Paid Digital Blues Top 100.
Constable’s musical influences include southern vocal quartet concerts — such as Elvis Presley’s backup group, The Jordanaires — that his father, the Rev. Constable, took him to as a child.
“Later in life I spent time in the Minneapolis West Bank/Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, soaking up performances by ‘Spider’ John Koerner and Willie Murphy,” he said. “There were always lots of pianos around when I was growing up and I would bang out tunes on them at every opportunity, switching seamlessly from hymns (if I knew the good reverend was listening) to boogie-woogie or rock and roll.”
He’s performed with many bands over the years, playing mostly covers.
“About a year ago I decided that, with a bit of life experience behind me, it was time to start writing songs,” Constable said.
That decision has resulted in the debut release of an Americana/rootsy/jazzy/ flavored six song EP entitled “Capsized.”
“It’s never too late to pursue your dreams and to create your own definition of success!” he said.
To listen to samples and find out more information about “Capsized” and Constable, visit www.paulconstable.net.