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Paul Siebel

"Paul Siebel" is a legendary folk-country singer songwriter.

There hasn’t been written a lot about the man Paul Siebel.

There are some reviews on his two Elektra albums, 1970 Woodsmoke and Oranges and 1971 Jack-Knife Gypsy. Fantastic albums, with a few classic originals, gratefully covered by Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kate Wolf, Mary McCaslin, Linda Ronstadt, etc.

Siebel just made those 2 albums, 21 songs in all. After 1971 not much news about Siebel emerged.

A last 22nd song, "Spanish Johnny", was recorded by David Bromberg, Siebel’s version was never released. Most people will be familiar with Emmylou Harris' cover of the song, a beautiful duet with Waylon Jennings.

Now and then Siebel's name comes up: in interviews with other artists. Kristofferson tips his hat to Siebel in his song "The Pilgrim". Some rumors were heard, he played in McCabes in 1978, what was considered a come-back, and was on a 1977 LP (1992 on CD) Music From Mud Acres - though mainly on the liner notes.

He did not write any other new song.

In 1996 Folk Magazine Dirty Linen traced him down and talked with the then 58 years old bread-baker (Issue #64, June/July 1996, worth reading...

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