Paul Baribeau

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Paul Baribeau
Paul Baribeau performing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.JPG
Paul Baribeau performing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in June 2014.
Background information
Origin Grand Ledge, Michigan, United States
Genres Folk punk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, singer, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2004–present
Labels Plan-It-X, No Idea
Website [1]

Paul Baribeau is a folk punk singer and musician from South Central Michigan.[1] He is signed to the independent record label Plan-It-X Records. His self-titled debut album was released on Plan-It-X Records in January 2004. In 2006, he embarked on a tour with Ginger Alford on which they collaboratively covered Bruce Springsteen songs.[2] They subsequently released an album on No Idea Records, Darkness on the Edge of Your Town Tour,[3] which contains studio and live versions of these covers. His second album of original material, Grand Ledge, was released on Plan-It-X Records in June 2007. Grand Ledge was recorded in a barn belonging to a friend of Baribeau's father, in Grand Ledge, Michigan.[4] Baribeau's most recent album, Unbearable, was released on No Idea Records on March 10, 2010.[5] He currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

The punk music website AbsolutePunk praised Baribeau's latest record Unbearable and described it as "beautiful in the sense that it's crisp and clear."[7] The website Punknews.org positively reviewed Grand Ledge, mentioning that Baribeau's lyrics were "often heartbreaking and always honest."[8]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Baribeau". Last.fm. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  2. ^ http://www.myspace.com/darknessontheedgeofyourtowntour/blog
  3. ^ http://www.noidearecords.com/bands/paulbaribeau.php
  4. ^ "Paul Baribeau". Myspace. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Paul Baribeau". Plan-It-X Records. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  6. ^ http://inweekly.net/wordpress/?p=3652
  7. ^ "Paul Baribeau - Unbearable". Absolute Punk.net. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Paul Baribeau - Grand Ledge". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-02-05.