After self-recording and releasing demos and his debut LP “Hand Drawn Maps” in early 2006, Paxton was invited by local producers Michael Keire and Glen Marshall, known for their work with Feist and Apostle of Hustle, to record what would become 2009’s LP “Back Home in the Village”. Exclaim! Magazine published, “the hazy, Daniel Lanois-esque vibe complements Paxton’s often-laconic delivery, and sets him apart from the common herd of no-nonsense troubadours. That’s not to say Paxton’s songs are run of the mill. He has a good descriptive sense, and anyone with any experience with gritty, working-class life will relate to everything he’s saying. Paxton’s produced a solid starting point from which to make his mark.”
Paxton has spent some hearty time on the road touring and playing with the likes of Justin Rutledge, Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene), Chad VanGaalen and many more.
Paxton’s “How the Land Lies” was released April 29, 2011 on Down by the Point Records featuring members of Bruce Peninsula and Dark Mean. On January 31, 2012, he released the single titled “Shore Pine Walk” on the Other Songs Music Co. record label followed by an official music video filmed by The Art Institute of Vancouver released on April 1, 2013. On September 23, 2014, Paxton released an acoustic EP titled “Mountain Eyes” and in 2016 released a new EP titled “Let Me Rock N’ Roll Tonight” with producer Aaron Goldstein via Other Songs Music Co. His latest solo offering, “Hunter Street Station Blues”, was released in the summer of 2017. During the spring of 2019, Paxton adopted a new pseudonym, “The Rumblings of Spring”, working with producer Michael Keire (Ellevator, The Dirty Nil), on a new EP featuring members of Feist, Apostle of Hustle, Cuff the Duke, and Elio. Paxton currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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