Paul Evans


Author, singer/songwriter, publisher, screenwriter, and glass artist Paul Evans Pedersen, Jr. is a hyper-creative lad that can't sit still. Currently writing and pitching screenplays and music to Movies and TV projects, he has placed songs in "Breathless", "You, Me And Him", "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia", "The Demented", "Anthony Bourdain-Parts Unknown", "Monsters and Mysteries In America", "Boogeymen", and in his own in-production TV series "Down The Pines". His celebrated jewelry, "Pine Barrens Diamonds", is in demand and sold world-wide, as is his latest Plexus Publishing book, "The Legendary Pine Barrens-New Tales From Old Haunts". Paul continues to nurture his creations daily.





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music has always been a part of me. There has always been melodies in my head, and the melodies, in most cases, write the words, and vice-versa. It was something I was born with.

What is your music dream?

I am very lucky and blessed to have achieved my goals in music. Perhaps not on as grand a scale as others, but I have heard my songs on radio, TV, and in the movies. maybe we'll get a number 1 someday!!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I wouldn't change the world. It's the way it is for a reason.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Either "She Loves You", or "Monday, Monday".

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Beatles, The Doors, Miles Davis, Carly Simon, Mozart, Chopin, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings....

What inspires you to make music?

I don't know. It just happens. While driving. While shopping. Sometimes, a song wakes me up. It's like I'm taking dictation. They're all already there. When they want born, they let me know.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Whatever the song says. However it's dressed.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

It depends on the audience. Is it a bar room full of drunks that would just as well enjoy a juke box, or is it a group of folks that want to LISTEN? Actually, I enjoy both.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I think musicians are giving their art and craft away and cheapening it. The want and need to be heard has flooded the marketplace, and have now caused music to be less valuable. Music is a vanity instead of being a commodity these days.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm just joining. Ask me in 6 months.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Changing strings.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

My local music scene has pretty much dried up due the NJ drinking and driving laws. Less and less bands and performers. Less and less venues. People don't want to spend 10 grand on a DUI case.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

You have to be different, be good, and you have to be pain-in-the-ass persistent.