Paul Weber (pronounced: Weeber) was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario. As the youngest of five children he got his first taste of Country Music playing flat-top guitar and singing in the “Weber Family Band”.
In 1974, Paul turned to music on a full-time basis as a bass playr and vocalist for Joe Firth and Promised Land. He toured Canada for seven and a half years playing just about every honky-tonk in the country. In early 1981 Paul decided it was time to set out on his own.
Entering the recording studio in February under the sure-hand guidance of Dallas Harms, Paul Weber cut his first solo album, TWO BITS WORTH OF HURTIN’.
On the strength of that fine outing, Paul Weber became a first-round contender for two Academy of Country Music Awards: New Artist of the Year; and Album of the Year.
In March of 1983, Paul was nominated for a Juno Award as the top Country Male Vocalist of 1982.
In the fall of 1983, Paul was nominated in 3 categories by the members of the Academy of Country Music: Vista Rising Star; Single of the Year for “WHERE BEAUTY LIVES IN MEMORY”; and also Album of the year for “TWO BITS WORTH OF HURTIN’ ”.
The rise may look fast but the songs come from experience. His nation-wide touring with the band TOP HAND have wond PAUL WEBER new fans wherever he plays, wherever people like their Country straight from the heart and delivered with soul.
Ten years ago Paul left the road to own and operate the Commercial Tavern in the village of Maryhill, Ontario, located half-way between Guelph and Kitchener, north of Highway #7.
The Commrcial Tavern is a restaurant/tavern built in 1854 where Paul and his wife Sylvia strive to promote and preserve live traditional country music.
Paul continues to write and hopes to get back into the studio at least one more time to cap off a fulfilling and successful life and career.
Paul was recently honoured by the CKNX Barn Dance Historical Society with the Barn Dance Pioneer Award, and award also presented to his father Smoky Weber before he passed away.
We welcome Paul back to the Main Stage at C.C.M.R. and we know you will love every minute of this LEGEND OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S performance.