Paul’s Musical Influences

It is hard to pin down all my musical influences. There are so many great artists I love.

My main musical influences are Jim Croce, the Beatles, Cat Stevens, and Leonard Cohen.

Jim Croce
Jim Croce


Cat Stevens

Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen

Growing up, I was mainly a folk junkie, in grade school and high school, and I really related to acoustic music. However, as a child I remember going to see a Beatles movie, where all the girls were screaming so loud it heart my ears. This experience left a lasting impression on me. Of the Beatles my two favorite musicians are George Harrison and John Lennon.

The Beatles

After high school and throughout college, my favorite artists were Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffet, Neil Diamond, Tom Petty, The Grateful Dead and Al Stewart.


Bob Dylan


Kris Kristofferson


Jimmy Buffet


Neil Diamond


Tom Petty


Grateful Dead


Al Stewart

When Fleetwood Mac joined forces with Steve Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham it was stellar.


Fleetwood Mac

Check out my albums Life Blood and Old Man In a Modern World and listen for my influences.

Jim Croce Photo Credit Wikimedia Commons, Leonard Cohen Photo Credit Wikimedia Commons, Neil Diamond Photo Credit Ger1axg, Tom Petty Photo Credit Takahiro Kyono, Grateful Dead Photo Credit Chris Stone, Al Stewart Photo Credit Vandonovan, Fleetwood Mac Photo Credit Weatherman at Wikipedia.

Author: Paul Arow

Paul Arow is a gifted singer/songwriter who arranges and produces quality music. The music is easy-listening, country rock, blues and light rock written in a classic style. Paul has had a lifelong love of music and started writing songs during high school and then became a member of the Arizona Song Writers Association. His involvement with this association helped to hone his song writing skills. He is currently an independent producer/ recording artist.

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