about paul...

Paul Hlebcar has been a San Francisco Bay Area musician and bandleader for over twenty years. His experience and skill in performance, as well as expertise in client relations, has made him a valuable commodity. He plays both acoustic and electric guitar, not to mention a "mean" harmonica.

As the leader of the seven-piece R&B band, The Desotos, Paul has played many large and small venues, including: the Fillmore Auditorium (opening for Tower of Power), the San Francisco Giants' Stadium (where The Desotos sang the National Anthem three times), and numerous wedding and corporate event locations throughout the Bay Area.In previous years, many famous musicians have sat-in with The Desotos: Eddie Money, Joshua Redman, Frankie Avalon. And, a few years ago they did a show as the back-up band for Bo Diddley. Today, they continue to entertain and delight.

Paul's other love is a quieter, "unplugged" sound, which goes back to his roots (he began his career playing folk music). Lately, he has been performing regularly in smaller, more intimate settings, usually in solo, duo or trio form. His warmth and personality come across well at these gigs. He sometimes adds drums, bass, and piano for a fuller sound.

Paul simply loves to perform, does it in a friendly manner
And does it well.