Nashville-Based Musician. Live and Session Bass Player. Educator.
I am a touring and session bassist living in Nashville, TN. I have experience performing multiple genres of music for many artists across the US. I have played various clubs and concert halls (Bluebird Cafe, Third and Lindsley, Saddle Bags, and Bowery Electric), as well as nationally renowned festivals like CMA Fest and Country Stampede. When I am not on stage, I am either recording bass tracks at home or in professional studios in Nashville.
Paul is a Midwest native who trained at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and relocated to America’s Music City (aka Nashville). He has experience performing various styles of popular music, as well as multiple genres of jazz. He has played with various artists and bands across the United States, from clubs and concert halls on the East and West Coasts to the Bluebird Cafe, CMA Music Fest, Third and Lindsley, and Nashville Honky Tonks. Paul has also trained under several renowned musicians, including Joe Santerre, Oscar Stagnarro, Fernando Huergo, and Nancy Morris at Berklee, and Roy Vogt and Adam Nitti at Belmont.
Paul moved to Nashville in the summer of 2012, and since has been performing in local and out of town gigs, as well as recording in several local studios, including Ocean Way and Blackbird. He graduated in May of 2018 with a Masters degree in Music Performance under the mentorship of Roy Vogt at Belmont University.
Paul Amundson is not only a performer, but also a music teacher with several years of experience leading both small and large ensembles. In North Dakota, he was an instructor in the Summer Performing Arts program and led a class called “The School of Rock”. In addition to teaching, Paul served as the director’s assistant and performed in the pit during all performances. Locally to Nashville, he served as the Music Director for the 2014 spring musical at Father Ryan High School. During this role, Paul led rehearsals with soloists, ensembles, and the pit, as well as directed the music during each performance.
With all of his experiences performing, recording, and teaching, Paul has a vast musical knowledge that will help him succeed in any project that comes his way.