Paulo Almeida

Paulo Almeida, drummer/percussionist, arranger, composer

Drummer/percussionist, composer and arranger of multiple music genres.

Jim Carey's Father

There is more than 1 video out on the internet of Jim Carey speaking of his father who didn't try to be a comedian because he didn't think he could make it.  He was an accountant and felt like having that "safe" job was a better way to go.  When Jim was a kid, his father lost his job and they had to struggle to survive.  Jim strongly feels that since there is a risk to lose you a job that you don't like, you might as well do you best to make a living doing something you love.  It's an interesting place to be in, where I am in Nashville, as a working musician.  I am getting work as a musician, but it's not as plentiful as I would like, and with all freelance work, even though I'm a busy it does not guarantee that I will continue to be busy for the coming months.  But I have to remind myself that now is the time to try and do what I want to do now while I can and I don't have a family to support rather than to just get a safe job, like I did in New York, and then end up not being happy with my day-to-day life.