Available on all digital download and streaming services December 15, 2017 worldwide on Rock the Cause Records.
“Metsa is the other great folksinger from Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range.” Huffington Post
About Christmas at Molly's
Molly’s Tavern was an old school saloon that was located in Superior, Wisconsin from 1952-2005. Molly, the owner, was a grand old dame who had seen it all, and would dispense Gypsy wisdom from her seat at the end of the bar. Over the years, the bar had a colorful mix of gangsters, sailors, bikers, pimps and prostitutes, politicians, regular folks out on a night on the town. It was also one of the first establishments in the Twin Ports that was gay friendly since the ‘50’s. I imagined a lost sailor from one of the international ships that graced the port, stumbling into Molly’s Tavern on Christmas Eve and within discovering the true spirit of Christmas. Molly lived to be 99 years old and passed away just weeks before her birthday in 2013 on, of course, Valentine’s Day.
ALL net proceeds from Christmas at Molly’s will be shared evenly with 3 Dog Rescue Operations Paul has either worked with or adopted rescue dogs from- Contented Critters-Makinen, MN, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue-Monticello, MN, Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt. Funds will be administrated by Rock the Cause Records a registered 501(c)3 organization. Vist irockthecause.org to learn more.
About Paul Metsa
Paul Metsa is a legendary musician and songwriter from Minnesota. Born on the Iron Range, he has been based in Minneapolis since 1978. He has received seven Minnesota Music Awards and has played more than five thousand gigs, including forays to Iceland and Siberia. He lives in Northeast Minneapolis with his faithful dog, Highway; a dozen or so guitars; twenty-five orange crates of LPs; hundreds of books, compact discs, magazines, and vintage postcards; and several kitchen cupboards full of old cassettes.
New Music In 2018
Paul Metsa will release on Rock the Cause Records January 2018 a new single called "I Ain't Gonna Whistle Dixie Anymore". The single features vocal performances by the legendary Willie Walker and the Grammy Award Winning Sounds of Blackness. "Ain't Going To Whistle Dixie Anymore" is a protest anthem aimed at the racial violence and social disparity of our times. We hope it will inspire conversation and action that disrupts the instutionalized racism that exists in America today. Net proceeds from streaming and download revenues will benefit organizations that work to bring about racial advancement and equality for all.
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What are people saying about Paul Metsa?
“Paul is a great artist. I always look forward to playing with him.”
“Paul Metsa is America’s answer to Billy Bragg.”
AT THE OPERA, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
“Although often overshadowed by Soul Asylum and the Replacements, Metsa has long been at the forefront of the Twin Cities Music Scene.”
“Metsa is a beat-influenced motor-mouth, swooned on the rhythm of words, the jangle of phrases, the emo tional bull’s-eye that pricks at the intellect on its way to the heart of the matter.”
MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES
“Slow Justice is the most all-purpose protest song since Blowin’ in the Wind.”
“Metsa is one of the most poetic protest singers of our time.”
“Passionate, poetic, and powerful.”
CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER
“Biting social commentary and red hot guitar licks.”
ALBANY TIMES UNION
“Metsa writes intricate storytelling songs with complex lyrics and rich melodies.”
“American street poetry.”
MUSIC SOUND AND OUTPUT
“This outstanding effort from an astute Minneapolis songwriter rocks intensely.”
“59 Coal Mines is destined to become an American classic.”
“Think of Paul as Bruce with a Midwestern drawl.”
“Metsa is a Minneapolis songwriter who doesn’t shy away from rocking out, who has a sharp ear for language, and who crafts melodies that express jazzy freedom as well as folk purity.”
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