Paul "Mayo" Mayasich: Home
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Paul "Mayo" Mayasich
Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter
Performer, Session Guitarist
Paul's natural musical talent on guitar, especially slide, both in concert and on recordings, has garnered worldwide praise from his colleagues, critics, and publications such as Vintage Guitar and Blues Matters/UK, drawing comparisons to the work of Duane Allman, Lowell George, Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth. Paul's performances include originals along with interpretations of covers so unique many fans proclaim they prefer Pauls versions to the original. His rich vocals have been compared to Joe Cocker, Gregg Allman and JJ Cale receiving as much attention from fans as his guitar tone and melodic riffs.
Paul is a generous performer and for many years has hosted a "Hot Seat" Concert Series in Minneapolis/St. Paul venues showcasing local and regional guest artists representing a variety of genres. No rehearsals and no egos are his only rules.
Paul recently was awarded the 2016 "Blues Performer" and inducted into the Minnesota Blues Society Hall of Fame
When you watch Mayasich play you know that it's not just a job or a paycheck...he feels it as strongly as Stevie, Jimi and so many legends before him. You can see it and feel it. He was born with it and is the real deal." ~ Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Promoter