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Here's a link to Paul's Open Mic YouTube video channel

It has been my privilege to host Open Mic shows for the the past nine years in the Atlanta Metro region.  During that time I have witnessed some AMAZING talent!  For the past four years I have been uploading videos to my Open Mic YouTube channel as a way of saying "thank you" to my music friends for supporting my shows.  One young lady was actually signed by Elton John to his Rocket Records development company because of one of those videos.  It is my hope that other good things might happen for my friends because of this on-going project.  The link to my channel is: www.youtube.com/user/pauldouglasopenmic.  I hope you enjoy my channel as much as I do.  PDS

Paul Currently Host's Three Awesome Weekly Open Mics!

Hey friends ~ I currently have THREE* awesome Open Mic shows a week. I hope you will invite your friends and family to our music celebrations!  Here are the venues, days and times:

Tuesdays 7-10pm
Toscana—Suwanee
4090 Johns Creek Pkwy.
Suwanee, GA 30024

Wednesdays 8-11pm
The Pub—Snellville
3902 Hwy. 78 West
Snellville, Georgia 30039

Thursdays 8-11pm  (Starting Thursday, March 6th!)*
The Arena Tavern - Duluth
2000 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, Georgia 30097

Paul's Playlist

Paul has an ever-growing list of songs he can perform. Check out this sampling of titles:

 

59th Street Bridge Song (Simon and Garfunkel)
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone (Bill Withers)
Always and Forever (Luther Vandross)
Amazing Grace (Traditional)
American Pie (Don McLean)
Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
Angel From Montgomery (John Prine)
Annie’s Song (John Denver) Aubrey (Bread)
Back Home Again (John Denver)
Best of My Love (Eagles)
Blackbird (Beatles)
Blowing in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (Willie Nelson)
Bojangles (Bob Dylan)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simon and Garfunkel)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
By Bye Love (Everly Brothers)
California Dreaming (Mamas and the Papas)
Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Carter Family)
Can’t You See (Marshall Tucker Band)
Carolina In My Mind (James Taylor)
Come Together (Beatles)
Copperline (James Taylor)
Comfortable (John Mayer)
Country Road (James Taylor)
Country Roads (John Denver)
Cover of the Rolling Stones (Dr. Hook)
Danny Boy (Traditional)
Danny’s Song (Anne Murray)
Darcy Farrow (John Denver)
Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road (Loudon Wainwright III)
Desperado (Eagles) Diary (Bread)
Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Don’t Worry Be Happy Drift Away (Dobie Gray)
Dust in the Wind (Kansas)
Easy Like Sunday Morning (Commodors)
Everything (Buble)
Farther Along (Traditional)
Feeling Groovy (Simon and Garfunkel)
Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)
Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Fire on the Mountain (Marshall Tucker Band)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Forrest Lawn (John Denver)
Free Falling (Tom Petty)
Georgia on My Mind (Willie Nelson)
Get Here (Oleta Adams)
Glory Bound (The Wailin Jennys)
Goodbye Again (John Denver)
Goodbye Girl (Bread)
Grandmas Feather Bed (John Denver)
Groovy Kind of Love (Phil Collins)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Handy Man (James Taylor)
Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother (Hollies)
Heart of Gold (Neil Diamond)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
Hey Good Lookin (Hank Williams)
Hey Jude (Beatles)
Hotel California (Eagles)
House at Pooh Corner (Kenny Loggins)
House of the Rising Sun (Animals)
I Saw the Light (Hank Williams)
I Shot the Sheriff (Eric Clapton)
I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton)
I’ll Fly Away (Traditional)
I’ll Have to Say I Love You (Jim Croce)
I’m on Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Johnny Cash)
Imagine (John Lennon)
In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)
Just a Little Talk with Jesus (Traditional)
Kathy’s Song (Eva Cassidy)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Knocking on Heavens Door (Eric Clapton)
Landslide (Stevie Nicks)
Leader of the Band (Dan Fogelberg)
Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
Leaving on a Jet Plane (John Denver)
Let It Be (Beatles)
Long Monday (John Prine)
Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
Love Will Keep Us Alive (Eagles)
Lyin Eyes (Eagles)
Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
Man of Constant Sorrows (Soggy Bottom Boys)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Matthew (John Denver)
Melissa (The Allman Brothers Band)
Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Moonshadow (Cat Stevens)
My Girl (Otis Redding)
My Sweet Lady (John Denver)
Never Been to Spain (Three Dog Night)
Nights in White Satin (Moody Blues)
Old Man (Neil Young)
Over the Rainbow (Eva Cassidy)
Our House (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
Paradise (John Prine)
Peaceful Easy Feeling (Eagles)
Pieces of April (Three Dog Night)
Please Come to Boston (Dave Loggins)
Poems Prayers and Promises (John Denver)
Rainbow Connection (Willie Nelson)
Rhythm of the Falling Rain (Dan Fogelberg)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Ripple (Grateful Dead)
Rocket Man (Elton John)
Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)
Rocky Raccoon (Beatles)
Run for the Roses (Dan Fogelberg)
Sail On (Commodores)
Same Old Lang Syne (Dan Fogelberg)
Scarborough Fair (Simon and Garfunkel)
Seven Bridges Road (Eagles)
Shenandoah (Traditional)
Simple Man (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Shower the People (James Tayor)
So Far Away (Carole King)
Someone Like You (Van Morrison)
Something in the Way She Moves (James Taylor)
Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Stand By Me (Otis Redding)
Steamroller Blues (Taylor)
Stop Hey What’s That Sound (Buffalo Springfield)
Stuck on You (Lionel Richie)
Summertime (George Gershwin)
Sunshine on My Shoulders (John Denver)
Superman (Five for Fighting)
Sutter’s Mill (Dan Fogelberg)
Sweet Baby James (Taylor)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Take it Easy (Eagles)
Take it to the Limit (Eagles)
Tear in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
Tequila Sunrise (Eagles)
Thank God I’m a Country Boy (John Denver)
The Best of My Love (Eagles)
The Church in the Wildwood (Carter Family)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers)
The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (REM)
The Rose (Janis Joplin)
The Way We Were (Barbara Streisand)
The Wedding Song (Traditional)
The Weight (The Band)
This Old Guitar (John Denver)
Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
To Love Somebody (Bee Gees)
True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters)
Unwell (Matchbox 20)
Vincent (Don McLean)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
What a Day for a Daydream (Lovin Spoonful)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
What a Wonderful World This Would Be (Sam Cooke)
When I am 64 (Beatles)
When You Say Nothing at All (Alison Krauss)
Who’ll Stop the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Why Georgia (John Mayer)
Wildfire (Michael Martin Murphey)
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Carter Family)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Yesterday (Beatles)
You Belong To Me (Kate Rusby)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)

Paul Douglas and the Blu Skies Band is now available for your events!

Blu Skies has launched as a collaborative project of Paul Douglas Sanner and John Tyndall with Russ Rainwater jumping in as percussionist. With decades of music influence and skill between them and with their great musical chemistry blu skies lights up the stage with ballads and dance tunes from a variety of popular genres. To book Blu Skies please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may call Paul Douglas at (770) 883-0360. Here are some band member details:

Paul Douglas Sanner

Vocals and Electric Acoustic Guitar

Paul Douglas is an award winning vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who has been making acoustic based music for a span of more than three decades with influences like James Taylor, the Beatles, John Denver, the Eagles, Michael Buble, Tom Petty and many others.

Paul is well known for his clean, clear & melodic vocals and creative/inspiring guitar instrumentation (flat picking and finger picking). He shines either solo with an acoustic guitar, or fronting a band covering vocals and guitar. Whatever Paul plays, he plays with passion and a unique twist that hooks the crowds and makes them come back for more!

He has an ever growing play list of cover songs that he makes his own. He continues to write his own music – based on his life experiences – to perform for his listeners. Paul Douglas is a professional musician with an easy going spirit who plays with passion and wins the hearts of his audience.

 

John Henry Tyndall

Keyboards, Vocals, Miscellaneous

John Henry has been playing the Atlanta area for many years. He started with a traveling rock band way back in the early 80’s. Now he plays a variety of music from rock classics to blues to show tunes to original compositions. John lives in Grayson, Georgia with his beautiful wife Lisa and two dogs, Pepper and Timmy.

“I play a variety of styles and present a unique singing and music listening performance.”

“My influences are varied and include Toad the Wet Sprocket, Leon Russell, Elton John, Split Enz, Procol Harum, Fats Waller, They Might Be Giants, The Who, The Beatles, Tom Petty, any Broadway musical. I love listening to big choral groups - barbershop quartets - loud rock music-soft rock music-blues, jazz and real old fashioned country.”

 

Russ Rainwater

Percussions and Vocals

Russ, an Atlanta native, is an incredibly talented percussionist, guitarist and vocalist. His winning personality shines on the stage along with his “beat on” rhythm. Years of experience has served Russ well allowing him to blend in just the right sound every time.

My Daddy's Letters - by Paul Douglas Sanner

One of my most cherished songs on my soon to be released album is dedicated to my Dad and Mom, William O. and Minnie Belle Sanner. My parents just recently celebrated 60 years of marriage ~ they have four children and numerous grand and great grand children. My Daddy's Letters shares the unique story of how they met and how our family came to be.

My dad is a Marine (Semper Fi) and he has a Japanese rifle last fired at him off of Okinawa during WWII. He met my mom when he returned home from the war. As it turns out they dated for just 3 months and were married when only 3 weeks later he was shipped back off to war (to Korea) for a whole year. An important way that my parents got to know each other was through their letters back and forth for that year.

God has blessed me with WONDERFUL parents and this song is a tribute to them. But this song is also a tribute to EVERY one of the heros who have volunteered to serve and protect our freedom! So many individuals and families make these kinds of sacrifices every day. God bless them and our amazing country!


My Daddy’s Letters

Found them in my attic as I cleaned the other day
Safe inside a wooden box I’d hidden them away
Pages worn and weathered from the passing of the years
The paper had turned yellow and some ink was stained with tears
As I sat down on the attic floor to read them one more time
Tears began to flow again and my heart began to chime
For a love that spanned a lifetime, the oceans and a war
Recorded there by his loving hands ~ in my Daddy’s letters

She was barely 21 he a young man of 23
They tied the knot in her parent’s home this brings a big smile to me
Fifty seven years later great grand kids on their knees
They’d say it’s just a work in progress but it was meant to be
For just three weeks after they were wed he was sent back off to war
And for twelve long months she pined for him as he fought on a distant shore
Though she’s read his letters daily the strain would take its toll
She’d bide the time and ease some of the pain ~ with my Daddy’s letters

To my darlin’ Minnie that’s how the letters start
Seems to me an eternity that we have been apart
When I make it home to you we’ll raise a family
Five or six rowdy kids sound about right for me
But if somehow I should give my life in this just cause for which I fight
Please know that I love you and everything will be alright
His words were filled with courage there was always hope and cheer
My heart is moved by these words that I read ~ in my Daddy’s letters

Daddy turned 80 just a few months ago
His knees are wearing on him so he hobbles some as he goes
But everywhere I see him I see mama by his side
They make a cute couple and their love fills me with pride
Daddy still writes letters to mama most every day
Words not with pen or ink in an ordinary letter way
He’ll take her hand give her a hug and say I love you dear
I thank you Lord for these words that I read ~ in my Daddy’s letters.

Found them in my attic as I cleaned the other day