Cataldo performs at Friday Night Live Feb. 8

Feb 04, 2013
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The Classic Wineseller welcomes singer-songwriter, Paul Cataldo (guitar, vocals) to the Friday Night Live music series from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8, at  20 Church Street in Waynesville.

Small plate Italian fare will be served from 5:30 to 9 p.m. from the Classic Wineseller’s kitchen.

Cataldo has been playing music since he was 14 years old, when he heard Neil Young for the first time. He found his adolescent sanctuary in the form of a guitar and poured all his efforts into mastering the instrument with the songs of John Fogerty, Lindsay Buckingham and David Gilmour to guide him. He spent days on end in his room, bent over, back aching, completely focused on drawing all those classic rock songs from his Strat, and, he got good, really good. He landed a job playing lead with Shortbus, a Boston-based cover band.

After three years of playing other people’s music, Cataldo moved to New York where he bought a Martin guitar and began to find “his” voice. Paul Cataldo sings songs of his life, heart and soul. His music covers a range of topics from alcoholism, war, poverty and jealousy to songs of peace and love.

Cataldo regularly tours the eastern U.S. from Portland, Maine, to Savannah, Georgia. His first full length LP "Rivers, Roads & Mountains" (2009) has been receiving airplay on college stations in the northeast. The LP was recorded at Quad Studios in Nashville, the same room where Neil Young recorded his breakthrough record "Harvest.”  Some of Nashville's best known session players appear throughout the album as well as long time music companions Tony Montalbano and Eben Pariser of Roosevelt Dime.

Each week the Classic Wineseller's popular Friday Night Live music series showcases local, regional, and on occasion, national talent. For information about Friday Night Live and other live music events visit or or call 452-6000.