Paul Brandon Gilbert (November 6, 1966) is a guitarist best known for his work with Racer X and Mr. Big. Following his departure from Mr. Big in 1996, Gilbert pursued a solo career.
Born in Carbondale, Illinois, into a middle class family, Paul started playing guitar at the age of 5, but soon gave up, becoming frustrated with just learning simple nursery rhymes. Around age 11, he took up the guitar again, but with a skewed memory of the technique; Paul revealed that he "played only with upstrokes, used only the low 'E' string and only used [his] middle finger on the fretboard," at an Ibanez sponsored guitar clinic August 12, 2005 in Concord, CA at Spitzer's Music. Frustrated after trying to play the intro to "Barracuda" by Heart, he took lessons and his teacher explained the error of his ways. His technique corrected, Gilbert continued practicing and by the age of 14 he developed a local band in Greensburg, PA named Missing Lynx. They played together for approximately two years...
Track listing: Get Out Of My YardHurry UpThe Curse Of Castle DragonRadiatorStraight Through The Telephone PoleMarine LayerTwelve TwelveRusty Old BoatThe Echo SongFull TankMy Teeth Are A Drum SetHydon Symphony No. 88 FinaleThree E's For EdwardYou KidsHurry Up (Studio Live Version) http://www.paulgilbert.com
Track listing: Get ItGirl CrazyBe My WifeMr. SkinBeautiful Girls Are InsaneMidnight MaryanneHeavy Disco TripKate Is a StarDown to MexicoTell the TruthWrong ManGilberto ConcertoLas Vegas ChristmasBarbie Bang Your Head http://www.paulgilbert.com