Mon, 09 Feb 2015 02:09:00
Live on KGLT in Bozeman, MT

I will be live on KGLT in Bozeman Montana on Tuesday, February 17 at 11:45AM MST. After that I will be performing in Bozeman at Wild Joe’s Coffee House on Saturday February 21 at 7:30PM.

You can stream the performance live (when it happens that is) at Live Stream and you can get into the show at Wild Joe’s for only $3 at the door!

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:08:00
Some home town and road shows to start 2015

I’ll be heading West with some shows along the way, but first a fun Wednesday in Knoxville, TN. It’ been a long time since I’ve been on the WDVX Blue Plate Special, and then at Boyd’s Jig and Reel the same night, Wednesday January 7. I’ll have Frank Bronson playing fiddle with me on those shows and that makes it an even better way to say goodbye to Knoxville for a little while. It’s been great getting to be back in East Tennessee. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows and for all the fun and familiar faces.

Check the calendar for updates and I’ll see you on the road

Press & Bio
Originally from the Mountains of West Virginia, Paul Lee Kupfer has travelled as a solo performer and band leader since 2006 while living in Philadelphia, California, Tennessee, Montana and towns in between. Restless touring and writing has allowed him to share the bill with some of his heroes.

Paul Lee has shared the stage with The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Taj Mahal, Truth and Salvage Co., Sarah Jarosz, Pokey Lafarge, the Emmitt Nershi Band, and many more talented performers. He has played at Red Ants Pants Festival, and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion as well as theaters, bars, venues, haunts, dives, and many places in between while crossing the country performing his music.

"Paul exceeded any expectation I could have had. His music is rich and timeless and his ability to tell a story with a song was amazing... I would also describe his music as a melding of singer/songwriter, folk, and blues. Paul's songs were well written and his words and musical ability kept me captivated throughout his entire set." -- Spencer Huffman - Carolina Music Review

"Paul Lee Kupfer is a young performer and songwriter from Knoxville TN who has independently toured the United States for the past 4 years playing original folk and blues. His style is somewhat of a throwback and has been described as boxcar hobo style folk music." --

"Another video shows Paul Lee Kupfer playfully picking out "Riverbank Blues" at a kitchen table littered with cups, trash and an ashtray. Dirty dishes pile up in the sink and the back door stands open. Just as you become enamored with Paul's voice and mischievous sound, the white coffee maker behind him reminds you: this could be your kitchen. The wall between singer and listener are down, and what is left is his charming grin and the belief that at some point today he really will, "...go down to the riverbank to see his baby swim"." -- -

"Bluegrass tends to be a genre for serious players who stay true to the craft, but by incorporating the playfulness of ragtime, the virtuosic skills behind bluegrass, and the sepia-toned aesthetic of classic Americana, Kupfer sounds fresh and manages to avoid complacency. He has a distinctive approach and his arrangements are still inventive and fun. Kupfer is a star that shines, but on tracks like "Reuben's Train" and "River Bank Blues", he dazzles. " -- Kevin Wan - Owner/Promoter Sophias Thai Kitchen, Davis, CA

Press Photos by Tony Demin
Paul Lee Kupfer is an independently touring artist.
To book Paul Lee or for any other questions or concerns contact

P A U L L E E K U P F E R (at) G M A I L (dot) C O M

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Thanks, {the.good.guys}.
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:45:00

It was great to stop in to the new Katabatic Brewery in Livingston Montana recently and play some music. Thanks to everyone for coming out on short notice to have no more than 3 beers and get into some tunes. It was reminiscent of playing up on the Tioga Pass in California at a little joint I cannot remember because it was more than 6 years ago. The road has been kind to me and all the weird old jalpoys that I’ve used to get around.

Here is a video of Paul Lee singing (part of) his song "Where the Wind Goes".

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:08:25

I’m at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in White Sulphur Springs Montana with the Bus Driver Tour.


The Bus Driver Tour - Shake It from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

The Bus Driver Tour - Carolines Blues from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

The Bus Driver Tour - Sixteen Years Alone from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

Paul Lee Kupfer - Riverbank Blues from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

TRAVELinMANsBLUEz from Gchild Productionz on Vimeo.

Paul Lee Kupfer & Josh Oliver - Jabo from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.