Redding man takes home new age Grammy

A Redding man has returned home after winning one of the highest honors in the recording industry. Hidden in the woods in Redding, Paul Avgerinos blends electronics, instruments and his voice to create

News 12 Staff

Feb 23, 2016, 2:45 AM

Updated 3,070 days ago

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A Redding man has returned home after winning one of the highest honors in the recording industry.
Hidden in the woods in Redding, Paul Avgerinos blends electronics, instruments and his voice to create new age music. His latest album, "Grace," won best New Age Album at this year's Grammy Awards.
He got his start playing rock, jazz and classical music in the 1970s, and then took jobs in orchestras and touring with musicians. He says he opened a small studio after realizing that he wanted to create new age music.
"I found that music had the power to soothe me and calm me and give me joy and peace," Avgerinos says. "And then I realized, well if it could do that for me, it could do that for other people."
Avgerinos was up for a Grammy last year, too, but this year netted his first win. He calls it humbling to be recognized by his peers in the industry.
He's expecting his first child with his wife any day now.


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