In his 50-year professional career, Paul Asbell has played and recorded with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Paul Butterfield, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, David Bromberg, Paul Siebel, Mary McCaslin, Sonny Stitt, Jon Hendricks, Bobby McFerrin, and many others. He founded the jazz-fusion group Kilimanjaro, which released several award winning recordings and performed at jazz festivals worldwide, including Montreux, Montreal, Atlanta, and Roskilde, in Copenhagen. He also was a founding member of The Unknown Blues Band featuring Big Joe Burrell, which performed in the Northeast for over 25 years. Paul’s three solo acoustic CDs, “Steel-String Americana”, “Roots and Branches”, and “From Adamant to Atchafalaya”, have received numerous rave reviews for their fresh takes on blues and jazz standards, old-timey country tunes, and original pieces from the “American roots” tradition. Recent appearances include Healdsburg, Woodstock (NY) and Newport Guitar Festivals, MerleFest, Lunenburg Folk Festival, and many other venues. Paul has taught guitar for over 40 years, including positions at Dartmouth, Skidmore and other colleges. He presently teaches at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont.