The following is a quote from a new fan who attended King Paris’ show at the Deke Dickerson Guitar Fest:
“I went to sleep that night, after the most incredible evening (actually, it was more like 5 am) and had vivid, exotic dreams… I dreamed I was the mysterious and amazing King Paris, accompanied by a bassist wearing a fez, and several beautiful belly dancing ladies. . .
upon waking, I wanted to be in that beautiful cloud, If I couldn’t really be King Paris I could at least be on the stage, a band member who gets to wear the fez sometimes. I want to live there!”
King Paris… What can I say? You kind have to see him to understand or really hear his music to understand. I was first exposed to King Paris very recently. I have been an acquaintance of Will Ray of The Hellecasters for many years and recently I was searching Youtube for some Hellecasters’ videos because the guys in that band are amazing guitar players. At any rate, I found some videos of them performing at Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Geek Festival. While watching one of these videos youtube suggested another video from the same show and it was King Paris. I was hooked. I took in everything from the belly dancers onstage to his outfit to his amazing slide guitar work and even his bass player with the eye patch. He was simply fantastic.
Since I became enamoured with King Paris from watching the live videos I searched for me and found one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard done with a guitar and it is his version of “Ave Maria”