SHEPHERDSTOWN – Blues lovers all over the East Coast are discovering guitarist/singer Paul Pfau, who started his music career three years ago as a college student here.
Now 23, the Shepherd University graduate is putting his economics degree on hold to pursue music, recording his first solo album in Baltimore and lining up gigs in high-profile destinations such as D.C.’s 9:30 Club as well as venues closer to home, including bars, coffee shops and eateries all over the Panhandle and in Virginia, Maryland and elsewhere.
Many in the Panhandle became fans of the Frederick County, Md., native when he was the high-energy headliner at last year’s Shepherdstown Street Fest.
This weekend, Pfau will take the stage in Winchester, Va., at Piccadilly Brew Pub, where he regularly wows crowds. Friday’s show starts at 9 p.m. at the restaurant/bar at 125 E. Piccadilly St.
His fans also can mark on their calendars the Western Maryland Blues Festival. As the four-day blues extravaganza concludes on June 3, Pfau will be the headliner at a free show at City Center in downtown Hagerstown, Md. For details, see www.blues-fest.org.
For those who can’t make it to Friday’s show but who don’t want to wait till June, Pfau’s Facebook page has updates on other upcoming gigs in and outside the Panhandle, as does his site, www.paulpfaumusic.com.