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Paul “Pablo” Thomas discusses his career

In Spanish, his name is Pablo (Paul). His first solo record had yet to be named, so he went to his Peruvian engineer to seek suggestions, and he simply said, “Pablo.”  

Having grown up in the early 20th century, he remembers a time that was less enlightened but more optimistic. Back then, it was believed that if you worked hard enough you would be able to achieve your dreams. He just couldn’t resist having a career where he could do something that gave others and him so much excitement. And he is still doing it after more than a decade! 

He credits God, drugs, & other psychedelic artists worldwide in that specific order as his inspiration. 

The new album (‘Illusion of Choice’) was built around organic and acoustic instruments to the fullest extent possible. Original instrumentations include guitar, piano, and mandolin. 

 There was a strong psych-folk flavor to it all. After hearing artists such as Vashti Bunyan, Espers, Incredible String Band, he really immersed himself in this style and started learning it. 

As an independent artist, the most difficult part is breaking through the corporate structure and its influence on society. The greatest attribute in his work is his ability to use art and song to express topics not covered by mainstream artists. 

This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.   

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