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    Paul Orta & The Kingpins

    Presented by at Shakespeare Pub

    April 7, 2012

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    Paul Orta & The Kingpins

    Shakespeare Pub presents Paul Orta & The Kingpins.

    Paul Orta has fronted his band The Kingpins (a.k.a. The International Playboys) and various other groups around the world. He has played in the U.S.A., Spain, England, Ireland, France, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark & The Netherlands. He has opened for B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Morrison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Walker, James Cotton, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dennis Quaid band with Huey Lewis to name a few. Paul Orta is also on: see discography.

    Paul Orta born in Port Arthur, Texas (hometown of Janice Joplin) was first influenced by Louis Armstrong at the age of 7. After 9 years of playing the coronet in the school band, Paul Orta quit because the band never played blues or Jazz. Within a half a year he picked up the Harmonica and in three months, he was in his first professional band (The Bayou Boogie Band) when he was 16.

    He was also nominated “Texas Harmonica Tornado” by Buddy Magazine in 1987. Paul Orta has played at the Battle of the Harmonicas in San Francisco and the Texas Harmonica Rumble in Austin, Texas. He has also has been a and active promoter of “Blues in the Schools”. Paul Orta is also a songwriter whose songs have been covered by different groups around the world.

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    14129 Memorial Drive
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