Legal name: Paul Leary Walthall
Paul Leary (born May 7, 1957) is an American musician from Austin, Texas, best known as the guitarist for American rock band Butthole Surfers. He is also the producer of a number of songs and albums by other bands, including U2, Sublime, Meat Puppets, Daniel Johnston, The Reverend Horton Heat, Pepper, Maggie Walters, Bad Livers, Slightly Stoopid and The Refreshments, Tumbledryer Babies, and Sludge Buzzard. Leary's most recent work is producing the debut album Yours Truly by Sublime with Rome.
In 1991, he released a solo album entitled The History of Dogs. In 1994, Leary appeared on the song "Lounge Fly" from the multi-platinum album Purple by Stone Temple Pilots. He also performed backing vocals on the Meat Puppets and Bad Livers respective renditions of his song "Pee Pee the Sailor".
Paul also appeared on the 1999 John Paul Jones (ex-Led Zeppelin) solo album Zooma and the accompanying tour.
His new band is Carny whose CD was to be released in 2012. In 2014, he joined the Melvins for their album Hold It In and wrote three songs for it among other contributions.
- ^ a b c AllMusic Biography, "A native of San Antonio, TX, Leary (whose full name is Paul Leary Walthall)..."
- ^ a b Texas Births, 1926-1995, Paul Leary Walthall, Birth Date: 1957-05-07
- ^ "Sublime With Rome". Sublime With Rome. Retrieved 2014-07-16.