Paul Kotheimer

Paul KotheimerPaul Kotheimer has been writing, recording, and releasing DIY acoustic music since the days of the cassette tape. He is quite possibly one of the finest songwriters you’ve never heard of, period. He got his start as an Urbana local music legend at the Red Herring Coffee House in the early 1990s, had a near-miss brush with major label attention later that decade, and has kept plugging away since then, in his home recording studio and at cozy little venues, putting out a total of twelve (yes, TWELVE – could be more, but we’ve lost count!) solo albums on his own label, which is actually literally called “The Hand-Made Record Label.” This fall, Paul celebrates 22 years of living and making music in Urbana, Illinois.