THANK YOU to our loyal live acoustic music fans!

Booking Agents: Now booking engagements for 2019-20. Call 651-501-7979 today to discuss dates.

We love to perform live music for you at area music venues, restaurants, patios and bars.

The Paul Esch Trio, featuring Tim Sunde on bass guitar and John Hiiva on drums and percussion, has now performed over 100 live music shows at outdoor patios, bars and restaurants in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the past few years.  This year watch for us to bring out the WOW factor!

Some of our favorite places to perform live music included

Looking for things to do in St. Paul? Things to do in Minneapolis? Outdoor dining to sample great food, beer and wine and enjoy the sounds of live acoustic music.

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Pioneer Press Pick Best Patios in the Twin Cities 2019:

2019 Event Calendar

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Paul studied with national finger picking champion Pat Donohue of Prairie Home Companion fame. His experience includes leading duos, trios and five piece rock bands.

"Paul offered us a guarantee for bar sales and delivered way more than he promised. Dan O'Gara, O'Gara's Bar & Grill

"There's no doubt about it: You guys were born to sing, perform and make people laugh and smile. Highlights of the year have definitely been seeing you play." Paul Miller, fan

"Thank you for your performance at Normandale College this quarter. It is so nice to work with such a professional, someone who truly understands the college market. Your positive attitude, the depth and range of the music you play, and your wonderful audience interaction made you a favorite at Normandale. We look forward to having you back." Wanda Kanwischer, Normandale Community College.

"It sounded so good, when I came in I could not believe it was live." Fan, Paradise Landing.

"You guys are great. Awesome. We had a great time. It was so fun. You are better than ever. When are you playing next?" Fan, Danny's Bar & Grill.

"Paul, heard you were fantastic last night! Thank you!" Tracy Barth, Catering Director, Dellwood Hills Golf Club.

"I've really enjoyed your style of tunes. Hope to see you soon. Thanks!" Oli Weir, Owner, Sail Away Cafe

"Thanks much Paul! You were great and everyone loved the music!! Can't wait to have you back." Travis Fitzsimmons, Manager, Angelina's Cafe

"Your music was amazing! We cannot thank you enough for making our Friday Nite social so fun!" Judy Wilds Shimota, owner, W7 Collection

"Paul prides himself on the depth of his music and takes that energy to the community." Joe Salchert, Scooters Programing, University of St. Thomas

"Paul offered us a guarantee for bar sales and delivered way more than he promised." Dan O'Gara, owner, O'Gara's Bar and Grill