Paul Alexander Williams was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He received his first guitar from, community activist, Chester “Buddy” George and started teaching himself to play the instrument at the age of fifteen.
When he was nineteen Paul started working in bars and nightclubs, having received instruction and encouragement from local musicians. His early mentors were local guitarists Tom “TC” Brown and Jimmy McCann.
Paul Alexander Williams is the guitarist for R&B dance band “Steppin Out featuring New Image”, the RPM Voices of RI, a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the Lois Vaughn Jazz Band. He is the Music Coordinator at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative as well as a Board member of the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society.