Almost born on the airplane from Columbus to Philly, The Jangling Sparrow prefers to quietly let others play their hand.
He has cultivated a passionate, loyal following with original yet reverent, arresting music.
Edgy and misty, Edelman's lyrics, song crafting, vocals, technical prowess and raw performances are the stuff that make people feel that they've truly discovered something special and earned him universal respect by peers as well.
Veteran of notable Philadelphia bands, The Butcher Holler Boys, Naked Omaha, The Boxcars, and The Jangling Sparrows, Paul has shared bills with Scott Miller, Robert Earl Kean, James McMurtry, Neko Case, Big Sandy, Langhorne Slim, Patty Larkin, Marah, Matt Hebert, Cordero, McGowan, Drive-by Truckers, Buried Beds, Twinemen, Neil Cleary, Bottle Rockets, among many others.
Paul has worked with some of the industries greatest names, he has recorded with Jimmy Johnson (founder Muscle Shoals Studio), Nashville Session Staple drummer, Martin Parker (Ricky Scaggs, Allison Krauss, Pattti Loveless) And Keyboardist Steve Fordham ( Mavis Staples)
Paul recently relocated to Asheville, NC where he quickly grabbed winner of the 2009 Flat Rock Music Festival songwriter competition and is set release his new efort-Stranger Things and Truer Words-in winter 2013.
You can sample and purchase The Jangling Sparrows first album- North American and Susquehanna -on ITunes and at www.cdbaby.com.