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
Genres Folk punk, lo-fi music
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Artist, Writer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 2004–present
Labels Plan-It-X, No Idea
Website [1]

Paul Baribeau is an American folk punk Singer-songwriter from Grand Ledge, 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] and follows a straight edge lifestyle.[7][8]

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."[9] The website positively reviewed Grand Ledge, mentioning that Baribeau's lyrics were "often heartbreaking and always honest."[10]



  1. ^ "Paul Baribeau". Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "No Idea Records - Paul Baribeau". Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Paul Baribeau". Myspace. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  5. ^ "Paul Baribeau". Plan-It-X Records. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
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  7. ^ "[Audio] Paul Baribeau – Never Get To Know, US Dates". May 7, 2013. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ de la Cruz, Raoul (March 30, 2008). "K versus E6". (published March 31, 2008). Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Paul Baribeau - Unbearable". Absolute Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  10. ^ "Paul Baribeau - Grand Ledge". Retrieved 2011-02-05.