Hearties,Today I have a special treat for you all. I just had the opportunity to chat with Paul Greene again!
I've had the privilege of interviewing Paul Greene a couple times over the past few years, and it's always great getting to catch up. He has quite a bit going on right now with his album releasing soon, WCTH getting renewed for season 7, and more.
Since I'm sure you're just as excited as I am, let's get started!
Mercy: Can you share a little about any updates since our last chat?
Paul: I finished a new album very recently. It's going to be released on May 8th. That same day, I'll be doing a concert here in Hollywood at the Hotel Cafe. This is a passion project! It's an album I did in dedication to my dad who passed of ALS, and some of the proceeds are going toward the ALS, as well as for autism research. It's a few older songs, and a bunch of new ones, and one cover on the album. The single is out now, which is called The Stone.
It'll be available on Bandcamp and most likely everywhere else, too. That's one of the exciting things going on right now.
Of course, When Calls The Heart comes back on the air shortly here, and then we got picked back up for season 7, so that's exciting as well!
Mercy: If you weren't an actor, what would you like to do?
Paul: Music for sure. Helicopter pilot... definitely something in the realm of music. I really like making it, performing. Probably directing things, which is my next step anyway in film. Music and/or director. Those are the things I'm interested in.
Mercy: What are three things you can't live without?
Paul: My guitar, honest & open communication inside of relationships, and I think it would be really hard to live without my phone. I record everything into it, search everything on it, and learn everything through it. It's my way of traveling the world, I buy tickets there, watch inspiring videos there. So yeah, I would say - both unfortunately and fortunately - my handheld information portal that also is used as a telephone.
Mercy: What would be a good theme song for your life?
Paul: Bohemian Rhapsody, probably.
Mercy: What is the most useless talent you have?
Paul: I can talk like Donald Duck. *Demonstrates* It's actually a good talent, it's not useless because a lot of kids dig it. But it's the first thing that came to mind.
Mercy: if you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Paul: For sure, time travel!
Mercy: If you lived in the When Calls The Heart time period, what is the one thing you would miss the most?
Paul: The internet *laughs*
Mercy: Can you share a little bit about the 2 Paul's In A Podcast?
Paul: Someone on Twitter told Paul Campbell he should do a podcast and he was like, "Who do I do it with?" Someone said, "Do it with someone whose name starts with P." So he was like, "Well, Paul?" And we're buddies. It kind of came, just like that. I'm not exactly sure how we ended up doing it, but it was kind of a Twitter conversation that turned into that. *laughs* We just interviewed Tricia (Helfer) and its kind of just a conversation.
We're going to try and do another one soon for sure.
Paul's a good dude!
Mercy: Do you have any upcoming movies or projects you can share about?
Paul: There are a couple romantic comedies I'm producing that a good writer friend is creating. There are a couple of those stories and scripts that are at different stages of development that I'm looking to direct and also produce. There's a short film I finished that I'm just waiting for the audio mix to be complete. I have a show coming up at Troubadour for Music and Carnegie Hall (Carnegie Hall is December 2nd), an autism fundraiser for Kate Winslet's Golden Hat Foundation, and then the show at the Troubadour is here in LA on the 15th.
There's another pilot that I'm connected to and working on and then a couple other movies. There's lots, nothing time, date, stamp, set at this moment, but about five projects in discussion. There's stuff happening for sure!
Mercy: You mentioned Carnegie Hall, you got to perform there last year as well, right?
Paul: I did, yes. That was a life-changing experience!
I got to overcome a lot of fears. I love performing, but Carnegie Hall is the biggest place I've played. Also, it has the most history and fame. It's just an amazing venue - and the tradition there! It made a difference for autism and it made a difference for me; it's actually what inspired me to start recording my album.
Mercy: What musical artist has influenced your music the most?
Paul: I want to say Leonard Cohen. Not necessarily the style of my music, but my favorite lyrics. Perhaps on this record especially Neil Young, I would say. Both of them are kind of my big musical influences.
Paul, thank you so much for fitting an interview into your very busy schedule! It was a pleasure talking to you.
Friends, Paul is one of the kindest, most genuinely nice, talented people I've gotten to interview. If you don't already, please click through the links below and follow him on social media.
Also, be sure to buy his album when it comes out on the 8th and be watching Hallmark Channel this Sunday & Monday for the return of When Calls The Hearts and Dr. Carson Shepherd!
Thanks for stopping by for a chat!