Paul Bolger is the singer songwriter and co-founder of Chicago's own, Mr. Blotto. The band has played 3000 shows in 19 years fueled by these songs and this voice. The jams are wide open and frenetic, the improvisation is palpable, and the crowd is LISTENING and taping. The very thing missing from most "jam bands" is songwriting. This band has that card in spades. Couple that with a lead guitarist that blows people away with both rock chops and more importantly, real musicality in his playing. The Hammond B3 player pushes gospel into scream territory nightly.A drummer that sounds like a Steely Dan bonus track with a bass player who thinks like Leland Sklar and there's your rhythm section.The voice is Ray Charles and Janis Joplin's love child sung with the authors touch, truly getting inside of songs. The Bolger brothers gleefully report that they are "songwriters trapped in a jam band". I can think of no kinder fate

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This is a band that can sound like Phish or Dead one minute and Led Zeppelin or Van Morrison the next.


We all took a page from the Grateful Dead both musically and philosophically. There is some Allman's influence in the vocals and jamming (B3). Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Aerosmith, Mahalia Jackson

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over 30 days ago to Paul Bolger

Hey Paul, Ran across your song "Try Me" while doing peer reviews.This tune blew me away.. Absolutely haunting... Keep up the good work! Chris

My name is Brent Hoffmann and I am the Executive Director of the 2010 Industry Meltdown Midwest Music Summit.
I would like to personally invite you to attend this year's IMMMS.
September 17th-18th
Benefits of attending:
- Learn how you can get more paying gigs
- Learn how to get your songs on the radio
- Meet industry pros (it's all about networking)
- Learn more/new techniques to market your music?
and much - much more...

If you take your music seriously, you don't want to miss this opportunity.
Seats are limited and tickets are almost gone.
You can find out more information at -
Or you can check out our Broadjam page for more information.

I look forward to seeing you there.
Brent Hoffmann
Executive Director

P.S. - As a Broadjam member you are also being offered a special promotion - buy a ticket to the event and we will add the A&R Listening Session for FREE! That's $150 in your pocket and 15 min. with a pro. Tell a friend and we will pass the deal onto them as well. Just email me your ticket purchase and I will take care of the rest.

over 30 days ago to Paul Bolger

hi, hope you make me a connection. to celebrate my first year on broadjam and the opening of my new studio(check out the pics) i am offering two songs fully Mastered for FREE in wav and mp3 format. if you are interested, just get back to me and I will give you more details. so far over 30 broadjam members have taken me up on my offer in the past couple of weeks. thanks Dave-str.prouctions

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