Paul left the military in early 2017, and began a career pursuing music. He was able to move to South Central Texas where he now works the land as a cattle rancher in-between his truck tours across the midwest and Texas.
Padre Paul Handelman has described himself as Unbridled, which became the title track of his debut EP. His songwriting and lyrics are doused in imagery and work tirelessly to tell the stories he yearns to share through his music. He's been inspired by artists such as Tyler Childers, The Steeldrivers, Forest Beutel, Luke Bell, Sturgill Simpson, Jamey Johnson, Colter Wall, and many more. When you turn up Padre Paul on your speakers you'll experience a blend of Americana, Folk, and Country grit that draw ties to the artists who inspire him, and gives him a way to tell his own story.