Ham Jam House Concert

Paula Held

Paula Held, a fine songwriter, singer, and guitarist from Austin has written and played her music in and around Austin for some time and has attracted a significant fan base over the years.

Her debut album, DRIVE, draws from the music of early jazz standards and 60s folk icons, rendering a sophisticated pop-jazz sensibility. "With a voice as immediately familiar and tender as a dear friend or fondly remembered lover, Held spins her songs from natural imagery and a vivid sensual lexicon." writes Austin music critic Rob Patterson. "She draws from the finest and most sophisticated strains across the breadth of popular music to weave a sound that transcends genre to become timeless and endearing."