Paul Abgrall
Smooth Sailing

Paul Abgrall is a true islander. Born in Duncan and raised in nearby Youbou. Paul has resided on the Island all his life.

Coming from a musical family, sparked his interest in music at a very young age. He is talented fiddler and guitarist. He started playing music when he was only ten years old. Having been exposed to many different styles and sounds of music, has helped Paul to develop a unique sound. It has been described as a fusion of folk, blues, and a little bit of country.

He has always been playing or performing. In the past he has played venues all over Vancouver Island and in the interior. Paul developed a unique style that is hard to define, while performing in coffee houses and lounges. He has played at many venues and festivals. He has competed in fiddling contests and always placed well. Like competing in Expo 86’ and placing first in the BC Open fiddling championships. Paul is a prolific songwriter, acoustic guitar player, fiddler and performs all original music. He has opened for famed blues player Ken Hamm. He has been playing at benefits and local concerts. For the past 4yrs for the Sillyboat Regatta, He has performed in the Island Showcase Festival and on local radio. He will be performing at Ladysmith Days and Voyageur Adventures 2006,in celebration of National Aboriginal Day. He is very active with the local songwriters circle. He has also had work published and He has completed recording his Smooth Sailing CD at Raincoast Studio, with Jerry Paquette producing. Paul is very excited about all of the creative people that have made contributions on the project. People like Paul Nixon who played in The Down Child Blues Band, Jordan Stringer and Brent Beeler.