Welcome to the Home of Richmond, Virginia based Singer/Songwriter Paulo Franco. 

Find out more about his music, his solo performances and his band shows on this site.

Paulo is thrilled to announce his newest release, The Green Porch Sessions with Austin, TX based Singer/Songwriter Shane Cooley.

The Green Porch Sessions is a collection of co-writes that Paulo and Shane wrote sitting on Paulo's green-painted front porch in Richmond, as well as a couple of their solo tunes. These six songs all tell tales, from the love story of Paulo's parents in "Married in a Black Dress," to a man haunted by the lover he wrongfully murdered in "She Comes Calling," to a Tennessee troubadour who moved to Texas out of love for his idol, Townes Van Zandt, in "It Just Ain't Texas Without You." It also includes Shane's tune "Elizabeth City," and Paulo's ode to a lovely, lonely girl sitting all alone at a local Richmond bar, "Smoke and Misery." The EP was engineered, mixed and mastered in Richmond by Bob Rupe (The Silos, Cracker, Sparklehorse).  The EP also features Bob Rupe on Bass and Dan Sessler on lead guitar.  Johnny Hott of House of Freaks fame plays drums on She Comes Calling. 

You can see Paulo performing live on WTVR's Virginia This Morning by clicking on the links below.

PEFL On Virginia This Morning

Paulo and Chad on Virginia This Morning 9/24/14