International touring singer-songwriter Dewey Paul is an accomplished recording artist, author, and concert promoter. He is currently finishing up his twelfth studio album in the mountains of Colorado, a place where he calls home and gigs on a regular basis.
Recent summers have found Paul touring and performing in Europe with The International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival, an all-star event he founded and launched in 2006 and one in which he continues to organize and produce annually. Although the event began in Denver, Colorado, the touring version of the show has visited many major U.S. markets and extended into Ireland, the U.K. and beyond.
In 2014, Paul released a memoir under his full given name, Dewey Paul Moffitt, titled Bohemian Ghosts: A Memoir. The book recounts the authors many adventures in the psychedelic Grateful Dead and Jam Band scene (Allmans, Phish, Panic, Blues Traveler, Pfunk). He was born in a small town near Columbus, Ohio but grew up mostly in the South Florida city of Boca Raton. From his eventual following around the Dead days to working backstage, the chronicle examines how that wild counter-culture world impacted his early adult years and allowed him to discover his passion for the concert industry. Included are wonderful, if sometimes embarrassing, tales that will interest you as music fans and fellow travelers, and there are even some shocking and juicy romantic stories you are certain to enjoy.
"On one hand the (music) business is extremely harsh and unforgiving, and on the other hand when you are fortunate enough to participate in that magical exchange with an audience, I have found nothing more rewarding than that. Music is the medicine for the human soul, and I cannot imagine this life without it. To put it simply, life is just a happier and kinder place with music." Paul says.
Dewey Paul’s twelfth studio release is due in the spring of 2019 and will be the first under the abbreviated name Dewey Paul. Former releases under the name Dewey Paul Band include “Americana Blood Whiskey Manifesto” (2018), "Alachua Summit" (2015), "Ancient Heart" (2009), and "On The Devil's Highway" (2008). One acoustic album, “Viva La Résistance” (2017), was released under the name Dewey Paul Moffitt and features various protest songs, both originals and covers (Nick Lowe, Jackson Browne, and others). Prior to Dewey Paul Band, there were five releases under the name Dewey Decibel System between 1995 and 2007.
2011's "Dewey Paul Presents CALE: A Tribute to J.J. Cale" CD features Paul performing all the instruments himself on a 16-song solo tribute album. It is the world's first and only of its’ kind to legendary Tulsa blues musician J.J. Cale (After Midnight, They Call Me the Breeze, Cocaine, etcetera). The project was also completely funded by fans through the crowdsourcing website Pledge Music (London, UK).
Since 2005, Dewey Paul annually performs in an all-star Colorado reenactment of The Band's famous Last Waltz concert which is held during Thanksgiving week at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium and at The Boulder Theater. The concert features the finest regional performers Colorado has to offer and also serves as a benefit for the Denver Rescue Mission, providing assistance for homeless persons in the region.
CURRENT BAND MEMBERS (various lineups will occur):
Dewey Paul Moffitt: guitars, vocals
Jessica Rose Moidel: fiddle, vocals
Tim Steele: bass, vocals
Jeff St. Andrew: bass
Tyler Easton: bass, vocals
Miles Guzman: harmonica, vocals
Walter Darnell Holland: saxophone, flute
Michael Chiesa: saxophone
Jimmy Chiesa: trumpet
Matty Workman: keyboards
Christopher Zaragosa: percussion
Joseph Covington: drums
Andy Clapp: drums
Andy Sweetser: drums
Ben E. King: drums
Rest in peace: Arnie J. Green: bass, guitar, vocals
OFFICIAL CD DISCOGRAPHY (Does not represent internet-only releases)
2018 - DEWEY PAUL BAND "Americana Blood Whiskey Manifesto"
2017 - DEWEY PAUL MOFFITT "Viva La Résistance"
2015 - DEWEY PAUL BAND "Alachua Summit"
2011 - DEWEY PAUL presents "Cale" (A tribute to JJ Cale)
2009 - DEWEY PAUL BAND "Ancient Heart"
2008 - DEWEY PAUL BAND "On The Devil's Highway"
2007 - DYLAN66 "Live" (promotional release)
2006 - DEWEY DECIBEL SYSTEM "Henry's Groove Collective"
2006 - PARAPALOOZA IV (TRACK #2 DEWEY DECIBEL SYSTEM "Henry's Groove")
2005 - DEWEY DECIBEL SYSTEM "Utica Street"
2004 - DEWEY DECIBEL SYSTEM "Bohemian Ghosts"
2000 - DEWEY DECIBEL SYSTEM "The Red One"
1995/2000/2003 - DEWEY DECIBEL SYSTEM a/k/a/ DEWEY & FRIENDS a/k/a DEWEY PAUL MOFFITT "Not All Who Wander Are Lost"
DEWEY PAUL MOFFITT INDUSTRY SUMMARY
Goat soup & WHISkey tavern • keystone, Co / put-in-bay,oh
Manager / Marketing Director / Talent Buyer
GOTHIC THEATRE • ENGLEWOOD, CO
Production Manager / Chief Audio Engineer
ORIENTAL THEATRE • DENVER, CO
Managing Partner / Talent Buyer
PEPSI CENTER / KROENKE SPORTS ENTERPRISES • DENVER, CO
PERFORMANCE INTERNATIONAL / LODO MUSIC FESTIVAL • DENVER, CO
NOBODY IN PARTICULAR PRESENTS / OGDEN & BLUEBIRD THEATRE • DENVER, CO
Production Manager / Audio Engineer
stage pro • lawrence, ks
Production Manager / Audio Engineer
HOUSE OF BLUES • NEW ORLEANS, LA
gainesville music alliance • GAINESVILLE, FL
BILL GRAHAM PRESENTS • SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Ambience / Stagehand
great american sound / peaches / Q records • boca raton, fl
Record store retail management