Olivebridge, New York — Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 — Paul Vernet is a rock and roll ghost hunter. He knows the dinosaurs of rock are all pretty much extinct, but he’s damn sure their remains can be found and excavated.
“There might be something in the water up here,” he says, looking over the misty mountains near Woodstock, NY, where he lives and where he recently recorded his album “Personal Mythology”. In the great classic rock star tradition, he spent years perfecting his songcraft, then went out and hired the best sidemen he could afford – namely, himself.
“Pregnant Widow” is the first track, and it’s a sizzling slice of proto Funk/Punk, sort of like an all-star jam with Black Sabbath, Fela Kuti and the Talking Heads. 10,000 plays so far on Spotify. It’s about a wise old county doctor who makes house calls after hours. The rest of the record splays itself all over the musical map- it’s groove roc