Paul Kotapish

Paul Kotapish plays mandolin and guitar with Wake the Dead and the Hillbillies from Mars, and has toured and recorded with Kevin Burke’s Open House, the Hurricane Ridgerunners, Euphonia, and many others. Paul’s playing is rooted in the vintage rural music traditions of Appalachia, Ireland, and beyond, but it also embraces pop idioms like rock and country. By day, Paul is managing editor for the San Francisco Classic Voice, and he is a former editor and writer for Acoustic Guitar and Strings magazines. Learn more at