Grew up in Rhode Island. Lives in Austin. Addicted to songwriting. Slightly mad.
Made a pop-jazz record. Pop it in your CD player. Take a long drive. Pull your baby up beside you.
“DRIVE is a curiously addictive marriage of folk, pop and jazz influences.”
Arthur Wood, Maverick Magazine, UK
“Paula Held adds new ideas to the jazz-related work of now famous female artists like Norah Jones, Diana Krall and Madeleine Peyroux. Her songs are beautiful, the melody lines fine, her voice is flexible and sultry …”
Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe, Netherlands
“DRIVE is a sophisticated creation based on transformation – emotional and physical – and she writes the most surprising double-wide bridges! Track #04 “You’re My Falling Star” – Jazz standard waiting to happen. Brushed snare. Tasty piano everywhere. Track #10 “Our Goodbyes” – Wistful & beautifully written & arranged. Perfect ending.”
SJ Williams, KOOP RADIO 91.7, Austin
Paula is currently working on an album called “Up.”