|The Way You Look Tonight (Kern, Fields) with Monte Mann|
|I Don't Care About The Moon|
Held and Mann have taken the road a little less traveled in the Austin music scene of honky tonk, latin-influenced, traditional rock and cover band gems. No less energetic or powerful, they blend straight, strident and syncopated rhythms with tasty lead guitar work and Paula’s understated, angelically persuasive singing that if necessary can hit the back wall without ever yelling (think Norah Jones meets Sheryl Crow). Their material blends American Songbook standards with pop-jazz and roots rock originals that hint at the breadth of Paula’s musical influences and take full advantage of Monte’s virtuosity and range.
Paula and Monte have each been performing for 20-odd years and on the Austin music for over ten years, and both have the artistry and professionalism that comes with the territory. Paula’s played many of the hallowed songwriter havens Austin is famous for, and Monte’s also performed at many well-known Austin venues, including Antone’s, Threadgill’s World Headquarters...