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 … and the accompaniment excellent.”
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! “You’re My Falling Star” is a Jazz standard waiting to happen. “Our Goodbyes” is wistful & beautifully written & arranged.”
SJ Williams, KOOP Radio, Austin
Paula is currently working on an album called “Up.”