Midnight at the Nairobi Room
Paul Filipowicz, a throw-back bluesman who never in his 30+ years has bent to music industrys fads or whims. Blues guitar 'That's it, That's all there is, Electric, melting tubes, that's the shit'. 'NAIROBI ROOM' has it all. MAY 31, 2002 LIVING BLUES POLE #25 MIDNIGHT AT THE NAIROBI ROOM This Bio. Will be updated in full shortly. 'BLUESMAN' PAUL FILIPOWICZ has been lighting up stages from Texas to Mississippi, California, Colorado and all throughout the Midwest for over three decades. *His dynamic performances and finger picked guitar style, which give him his unique phrasing and tone, have warranted him critical acclaim in publications as 'Living Blues'...rough-voiced holler and raw roadhouse sound that fit Filipowicz well (LB Jan/Feb 97), 'Blues Access'...loud raucous Texas blues with often wry lyrics (BA Winter 97), 'Blues Revue', 'Big City Blues' and many European publications 'The Jefferson', Scandinavia, 'Blues News', Latvia, and 'Soul Bag'. **Andy Grigg of ' Real Blues' Victoria B.C. picked him in the top 20 Texas Blues new releases two years in a row with his last CD 'What Have You Done For Me Lately' GM1007 checking in at #7 (Texas blues new releases) just behind 'Lone Star Shootout' which features the guitar trio Lonnie Brooks, Long John Hunter, Philip Walker (Real Blues #23 2000). That's what you call stiff competition. *** In the latest,'Concerto' Vienna, Austria (12/01) he received a two page layout, translates down to ...this is one of the few original white blues men around and deserves closer attention. Over the years he has traveled with and supported up to a seven piece combo. Even after 30 years of performing his live shows are still always sweat soaked, impassioned true blues-guitar workouts. This Man has earned his reupation the old fashioned way, 'You know your're a blues man and I know you're a blues man and every time you take the stage you got to prove IT.' Luther Allison, The Night the Lights Went Out at O'Cays Corral, a history of WI Blues.