Paul Handelman was born and raised in the heartland of northwest Missouri. His time as an Army Ranger, ranch manager, cattleman, songwriter, and all around wandering spirit have led him to hang his hat in Montana, Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, Washington, and Texas. Each place he's called home has brought with it countless experiences that shape his storytelling. He's been inspired by too many artists to name and had his music classified into too many genres to care. He's simply a cowbilly hippy and a storyteller at heart.