Guitarist Paul Steward has been performing around the North Bay for almost two decades. Now, at 37, he’s trying something new. Last month, he released his first solo album, 'World Champion.' Along with the powerful blues guitar playing he’s known for, the album features traditional Native American material, including 'Myanik Xe (Beautiful Music),' notable for its melodic chant.” - Dan Taylor

The Press Democrat, October 14 2022, Section D, Sonoma Go, Page 1

Paul Steward

The California Native Blues & Soul Man!

Paul has been performing since 2003 as the leader of the band Twice As Good. In 2021, he released his first solo single and followed up a year later with a full album 'World Champion.' He has played all across the USA to audiences of 20-50 people and as large as 1,000 people at the 2010 Native American Music Awards and 600 people at the 2011 Blues By The Bay Festival. He has jammed with Robert Randolph & the Family Band in 2007 at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa California and was the backing band for Charlie Musselwhite at the 2008 Blue Wing Blues Festival in Upper Lake California.

Recently, he just completed a tour of the UK with a gig at The Howlin' Wolf in Glasgow Scotland and at Tamesis Dock in London England. Upcoming in 2023 is a Japan tour in March and a gig in Chile in the Summer.

Some venues he has played:

Graton Resort & Casino, Rohnert Park, California USA
The Howlin' Wolf, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Tamesis Dock, London, England UK
2022 Kansai Music Conference, Osaka, Japan
Jazz Club, Hue, Vietnam
2012 Russian River Blues Festival, Guerneville, California USA
2010 Native American Music Awards, Niagara Falls, New York USA
National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, New York USA
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC USA
Roxy & Duke's, Dunellen, New Jersey USA
The Big Legrowlski's, Portland, Oregon USA
2013 Indian Summer Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
Tagaris Winery, Richland, Washington USA
Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago, Illinois USA
2008 Juke Joint Festival @ The Bluesberry Cafe, Clarksdale, Mississippi USA
Maya NY Pizza Bar & Grill, Mesa, Arizona USA 
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
2016 International Blues Challenge, Memphis, Tennessee USA
2011 American Indian Day Festival @ Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida USA
2011 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
Siena Hotel Casino, Reno, Nevada USA
2008 Global Gaming Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
2013 Las Vegas Blues & Brews Festival @ Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, Nevada USA
The Clambake Jazz Festival @ the Mill Casino, Coos Bay, Oregon USA
The Medford Music Festival, Medford, Oregon USA
Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco, California USA
2022 American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL) National Conference, Palm Springs, California USA
Twin Pine Casino Hotel, Middletown, California USA
Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California USA
The Eureka Theater, Eureka, California USA
Pala Casino Resort & Spa, Pala, California USA
Harrah's Southern California Resort, Valley Center, California USA
The Howlin Wolf, Fresno, California USA
UC Davis, Davis, California, USA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California USA
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California USA
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California USA
City College, San Francisco, California USA
Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata, California USA
Blue Lake Casino, Blue Lake California USA
Running Creek Casino, Upper Lake, California USA
Konocti Vista Casino, Lakeport, California USA
Red Hawk Casino, Placerville, California USA

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