Guitarist Paul Dryer is no stranger to diverse music styles. Over the past 40 years, Paul has played in jazz, bluegrass, rock and gospel bands and numerous vocal groups. Originally from Kentucky, Paul has lived in the Dallas area since the early 1960’s. He also plays mandolin, banjo, harmonica, whistle and Irish flute with the Dallas band 5 Second Rule, and appears regularly with the TIMES Band & Session Players. He is currently president of the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES) and manages its products booth at the retreat and area festivals. He teaches both guitar and mandolin at the North Texas School of Irish Music and has taught guitar at the O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp..
Every year I am impressed with the talent and dedication at the retreat. The instructors are really interested in mentoring the students and approaching the music with generosity of spirit and an appreciation for the full context. I learned a great deal!