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"
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
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.