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 roustabout have led him to hang his hat in Montana, Georgia, North Carolina, Missouri, Washington, Texas, and Oklahoma. 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 and a storyteller at heart.