Pool Stop Manager Tops the Music Charts.
This Saturday, October 4th, The Paul Harrington Band will open at Rockwall’s 6th annual Rib Rub & Run. Rockwall’s trusted pool supplier, Pool Stop will be serving grilled specialties off the Big Green Egg and deals on their outdoor living equipment and services. While locals visit the Pool Stop booth, they’ll enjoy classic tunes from lead singer and Pool Stop manager, Paul Harrington.
“Paul is the face of our store”, said Pool Stop owner, Harvey Rippy. “He’s a loyal guy that will play his harmonica while on his way to clean pools or play a happy birthday tune for a family while grilling at our store on Fridays.”
Rockwall locals are constantly drawn to the savory aroma coming from Pool Stop’s one-stop outdoor living shop on Steger Towne road where manager, Paul Harrington prepares his specialties on the Big Green Egg grill. What many locals don’t know is that Harrington is a chart-topping musician.
One Saturday afternoon, Harrington received a call from a producer recalling his talent for the harmonica. Having received an offer to record a harmonica piece, Harrington accepted and stopped by the studio. Just weeks later, Harrington’s tune opened the smash single, “Timber” with Pitbull featuring Ke$ha making the top of the charts. “
My part was featured on the song more than I thought it would”, Harrington said. “The song really took off and created quite a buzz in Dallas”.
Harrington received his first harmonica at 9 years old and then taught himself how to play. Throughout his 50-year career, Harrington has been featured in a Dolly Parton album, commercials with Mcdonald’s and Chevy trucks, and an album he produced for his own group, The Paul Harrington Band.
“Paul is the best harmonica player I’ve ever played with”, said Will Smokey Logg, lead guitar and vocalist for the Paul Harrington Band. “I’ve known Paul for 20 years and he’s always been able to smoke the rest.” The past 10 years working at Pool Stop has allowed Harrington to pursue his career as a manager and a musician. Harrington continues to enjoy being a member of Rockwall’s family-oriented community. It’s no question that Rockwall is proud to have his reliable service, fun appearances on the Pool Stop Facebook and Twitter pages, and his classic harmonica tunes.
“I moved up to Dallas in 1983 when it was the jingle capital of the country”, said Harrington. “I’ve stayed because of the great area and the fact that Pool Stop has been so nice and flexible with my schedule, providing me the opportunity to record and still go on gigs.”