"this album...will reward you in spades..." ★★★★ Guitarist Magazine
"As a singer Wassif is all silk and sandpaper, delivering an amalgam of tender folk, blues and country. ...an out of the ordinary release..." Mojo
“Wassif takes country blues and flavours it with a sultry lilt. This is soulful, life-affirming stuff.” Guitar and Bass Magazine
"Heartbreakingly beautiful chord changes and melodies...." Americana UK
"...a thoroughly absorbing exercise in exquisitely-crafted blues-roots..." Allgigs.co.uk
"LOOKING UP FEELING DOWN is a fine and mature debut, not just for guitarists, but for everyone." Northern Sky
Paul Wassif's debut album 'Looking Up Feeling Down' is out now! The album is a collection of self penned songs and reworked traditional classics, distinguished by Paul's inspiring and versatile guitar work, be it finger picking, slide or electric.
Born in Bristol, England, Paul’s early career in Punk/Rock band The London Cowboys, followed by various stints in NY bands with New York Dolls members Jerry Nolan and Sylvain Sylvain, could not be more different in style and substance to the melodic country/blues that now identifies Paul’s music.
Paul has also collaborated on Bert Jansch’s two latest albums; Edge of A Dream, in a sparkling guitar duet on the track ‘Black Cat Blues’, featured on the soundtrack of ‘Calendar Girls’ and on the highly acclaimed album The Black Swan, Paul performed on three tracks and co-wrote one track.