The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
The Grand Fallacy


For almost 30 years, I’ve had opportunities to collaborate with many talented musicians, singers, and songwriters — as a bassist, songwriter, and producer. I love working with others and bringing out their best.


I’m active in a number of musical projects, and some have regular live shows. Here’s a list of my upcoming gigs. Find out where and when you can catch me playing live. Support local music!

Geek Wrangler

Like a lot of working semi-pro musicians, I have a day hustle. Mine’s pretty great — building, enabling, and serving incredible teams of software engineers as a director of global software engineering at Red Hat.

Adventures in recording, part 8.

A talented young songwriter and singer from the Fredericksburg area, Sarah Perrotto, recently performed her first original solo show downtown. I'd met her months earlier at a late pub night...
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Soundcraft Ui24R.

Since just before New Year 2013, I've owned and loved the (now discontinued) Line 6 StageScape M20d digital mixer. It has provided me over ten years of solid performance, and...
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The best girl.

I'm warning you in advance: this story doesn't have a happy ending. If you stick around, it's on you. In September 2010, I set out in search of a new...
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