Paul Bielatowicz: 4/5ths of the way to funding his solo album Preludes and Etudes

Paul Bielatowicz is best known for his virtuoso guitar work with some of the biggest names in progressive rock. He’s played, recorded and toured with the likes of Carl Palmer (ELP), Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), Les Paul… to name just a few. Paul recently finished a three and a half month world tour with The Carl Palmer Band and has been taking a little time off in New Bedford to work on his debut solo album Preludes & Etudes.

The concept of the album is simple – to present the electric guitar in its purest form, as a modern classical instrument.

Above is a sample of Nathaniel Deas' unfinished album artwork - there's a way to go before it's completed, but you can really see it starting to take shape.