Paul Sticca is an Americana (country, rock & blues) singer / songwriter from Western Massachusetts. Sticca ventured into music at the early age of four to become a classically trained pianist. Sticca studied at the Springfield Music Conservatory and later continued private lessons with one of the most recognized piano teachers in the area, Mrs. Ida King. Sticca put many miles on an early 1900's, road-worn, pea-green upright piano that was relocated from the salvage yard to the basement of his childhood home following its own adventure in vaudeville shows up and down the east coast in the 1950's.
While continuing to develop his music catalogue, Sticca expanded his interest to jazz-rock drums and percussion, electric pianos and other keyboards in various Springfield Public School bands (most notably under teacher Mr. Mark Todd) and also began performing with local bands navigating various musical styles and genres.
In his early twenties, Sticca began writing original music generally in the Americana genre and became fluent on a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, baritone, lap-steel and resonator guitars, Hammond and other organs, harmonica, mandolin, melodica, bass guitar and his grandfather's classic accordions. Sticca writes and performs with the band Acousticca and The Chicken Yard, as well as solo and with special guests at various music venues, festivals, concert series events throughout New England.
Most recently, the first track "Start Over Again" from his latest album release "Abandoned Radio" was aired on SiriusXM's channel The Loft on Meg Griffin's Radio show "Disorder".
LISTEN & WATCH!
We're continually updating our social media to provide you with audio and video samples. While we continue to add more materials, you can watch a live performance of Paul's song "Drunk Love" on YouTube: HERE
Recording of "Baby Anyway" (plus video): HERE
And the full band's website: www.acousticca.com
Paul continues to release singles periodically and all albums are available for purchase or preview on several sites including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp (as well as many other popular platforms).
View and listen to all albums on Bandcamp: HERE
Paul has performed at venues large and small from the Kenny Chesney stage at the Eastern States Exposition (the "Big E") and New England's largest casinos (MGM, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods) to some of the most quaint listening rooms (Red Lion Inn, Luthier's Co-op to name a few). Contact us to book Paul solo or with the band for your venue or event. View our Events page for upcoming performances and join us live when we're in your town - we'd love to see and hear from you!
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Paul's production skills have received praise from Recording Magazine, and his original music has received local, regional and international recognition. Sticca is a publishing member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Sticca recently completed his sixth full length album "Abandoned Radio", comprised of twelve tracks written and produced by Sticca and he has also written, produced and published five additional full-length albums including "Stuck" (Solo), "JuneBug" (TheChickenYard), "Long Time Running" (TheChickenYard), "Sevens" (TheChickenYard), and "Acousticca" (Solo), which have been well received with audiences of all ages.
In early 2021, the first track "Start Over Again" from his latest release "Abandoned Radio" was aired on SiriusXM's channel The Loft on Meg Griffin's Radio show "Disorder".
Most recently, Recording Magazine published a review of Paul's track "Motel 6" from his album Acousticca Abandonded Radio. The track earned a 5-star review and was recognized as the "Spotlight" track of the month (Sept '21 issue).
As Recording Magazine's Marty Peters (engineer, producer) wrote: "While our primary mission at Readers Tracks leans more to the technical side of things, we would be remiss in not stating the obvious – Paul has written a killer song here! As for the tones and timbres, we were well impressed throughout. Paul mentions several tremolo foot pedals in his gear list, and he has used them to great advantage on the track. The wide panned, tremolo’d electric guitars and Rhodes piano tones create a terse, swirling vibe that creating a cool dynamic atmosphere against the rock-solid drums."... "As you can tell, we enjoyed “Motel 6” and why not? Fine writing, performances, tones, recording and mixing earn this an easy place in Spotlight. To you Singer/Songwriters out there, we urge you to give Paul’s submission more than a few spins. There’s lots to learn from!" - So truly appreciated Marty!
HAMMOND FOR HIRE!
Got Hammond? Need Hammond? Paul has supported several of the areas top acts instrumentally and continues to offer his Hammond/Piano talents to regional band as well as those "passing through". During a review of Paul's production of the track "Stella" also received recognition from Recording Magazine (2012) noted that "Paul really knows his way around the Hammond!" and gave him high remarks on this recording as well.
You can hear his Hammond and piano skills on most of his recordings. Contact Paul to provide Hammond/Piano support on your next production - live or recording. Click here to listen to "Stella".
In 2018, Boston Voyager magazine published a feature on the band Acousticca as the band announced its formationl Read the article: HERE
Soundtracks: Several songs written by Sticca were featured in the Independent documentary "Two Wheels Through the Big Land", which was produced in 2014 and has received nearly 70,000 views.
mobile music truck!
**New for 2021**
In these trying times of social distancing and safety first... Not too far off from a Mobile Food Truck, did you know that Acousticca can play at your venue or party from our Mobile Music Truck? It's just a quick setup out of the back of the truck wherever music is needed. Music on the farm, fairgrounds, town green, parking lot or backyard BBQ, we can be there. Just provide us with power or we can spark up our generator. Either way, we'll bring the live music to you wherever you need it!