Paul Pfau

Singer-Songwriter | Pop Rock

Curt Mangan Strings Welcomes Paul Pfau to their Family of Artists

I am very excited to announce my recent endorsement with Curt Mangan Strings! I was turned on to this company a couple of years ago at the Western Maryland Blues Festival by my all time favorite guitarist, Matt Schofield. I started out using his signature set and then later changed to a lighter gauge to accommodate for the country-chick'n-pick'n I have been getting into recently.

If you are a guitar player you should definitely give these strings a try. If you use the promo code "PFAU20" I can help save you 20% off the cost of your order.  Below is a video that gives you a more in depth look at how they make their strings, check 'em out!


1 year ago (yesterday) I released my debut album "Happy To Be" and then ended up with a nodule on my vocal chord shortly after. I cancelled all of my remaining 2013 dates and didn't get to play the record out like I had been hoping to. Luckily, the nodule mysteriously vanished in October, the day before my scheduled surgery, and in January 2014 I returned with the incredible support of all my family, friends, and fans. You guys are the best!

It is with your support that I raised $16K on Kickstarter to finish my record. It is with your support my record won a Washington Area Music Award for the Best Debut Album. It is with your support that I can have 12 people volunteer to use their iPhones to help me make a music video at a live show. Its been 3 months since I have been back in the saddle and I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate you coming on this journey with me and sharing in these moments. Cheers!

And now, without further adieu... the official music video for "Happy To Be" which was shot using only iPhones at the Bright Box Theater in Winchester, VA to a sold out crowd on February 8th, 2014.

Thank you to the following friends/fans for contributing footage:

CJ Smargie

The Robinson's (Will, Marianne & Paula)

Tom Coates

Terrie Houk Sheaffer

Jeremy Gorman

Ana Lopez

Jeni Blessman

Ted & Jean Pfau

Another BIG thanks to Don Kim for editing the footage together.

4 Nominations for the 2014 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies)

So this past Tuesday I received an email (and a bunch of Facebook notifications!) notifying me that I had been nominated for 4 Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) Awards. I couldn't make an official announcement from the road because I don't travel with a computer and the iPhone app for my website is not the most intuitive! Anyway... here are the nominations:

Pop Rock Vocalist
Pop Rock Instrumentalist
Pop Rock Recording: "Happy To Be"
Debut Recording: "Happy To Be"

A big thanks is due to anyone who nominated me for these awards! It's gratifying & humbling to be recognized by the other members of my hometown music community.

Hope to see you out on the road! Take care and thanks again (as ALWAYS) for your continued support!