How did you come by your stage name?
‘Pablo’ is my name (Paul) in Spanish. When I was making my first solo recording, I was telling our Peruvian engineer that I still needed a name for my project, he simply said, “Pablo.”Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I grew up back in the 20th Century, a less enlightened, yet more optimistic time. The perception was that if you worked hard enough at your dream, you could make it come true. The idea that I could have a career doing something that brought me and others so much exhilaration was just too tempting. And here I am-decades later – still doing it!
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
God, drugs, & other psychedelic artists worldwide. In that order.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
There was a conscious decision to use acoustic and organic instruments as much as possible on the new album (‘Illusion of Choice’). All the songs were composed originally on guitar, piano, or mandolin. That seemed to give everything more of a psych-folk flavor. And so I started to really absorb and study that style, listening to artists like Vashti Bunyan, Espers, Incredible String Band.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
As an indie artist, breaking through the corporate structure and the brainwash it has had on society is the greatest challenge. The greatest attribute is being able to express, through art and song, subjects that mainstream artists can not address.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
When it comes to irritable, middle-aged, Caucasian, multi-instrumentalist psychedelic Funk composers from Southern California, I am unparalleled.
What are your plans for the near future?
Always recording. Always learning.
How can fans find you?