Pauly is a writer originally from New York City and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
Pauly is currently a reporter specializing in poker, sportsbetting, and the gaming industry. He is the author of a non-fiction book about his experiences as a poker reporter... Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker. He is also the author of a novel titled Jack Tripper Stole My Dog. Proceeds to all of his books go toward running this site and funding Phish tour.
Pauly started Coventry after he got back from Vermont in August 2004 and finally washed all that mud off his feet. He wanted Coventry to be a place for his friends to share their Coventry experiences. It then turned into a blog about post-Phish life and eventually evolved into a group blog where the contributors share their favorite music, talk about the stories that happened at the concerts they saw and festivals they attended.
Pauly is an admitted Deadhead and has seen the Grateful Dead 46 times. One of the greatest moments of his life was meeting Jerry Gracia a couple of months before his death in the summer of 1995.
Pauly saw Phish over 250 times (151 shows from 1989-2004 and 100+ shows in the 3.0 era) and even caught six shows in Japan in June of 2000. He's been to epic moments in Phishtory such as Big Cypress and the Hampton Reunion shows in 2009. He walked into the final Coventry shows after being turned away at the interstate like so many other fans.
Over the last ten years, Pauly has been to different music festivals including Bumbershoot, Jazz Fest, Bonnaroo, Langerado, Vegoose, High Sierra, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Mile High Music Festival, Outside Lands, Cocahella, and he even attended Big Day Out in Australia.
In addition to Coventry Music, Pauly writes for several other blogs including Tao of Pauly, Tao of Poker, Tao of Fear, and Tao of Bacon. You can follow Pauly on Twitter... @taopauly. He usually handles the twitter feed for @CoventryMusic while Phish is on tour.