Formed in Lawrence, KS in 1991.

Past shows


Sound description: Post-Grunge, Alternative Metal, Grunge, Heavy Metal, Alternative Pop/Rock

Similar to: Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam




Name Released Label
Album cover Dragline 1993 A&M Records
Album cover Death to Traitors 1995 A&M Records
Album cover Home Is A Strange Place 2000 Koch International


A third of the triumvirate (see also Stick and Kill Creek) that rose to the top of the Kansas scene about the time that Nirvana made all the labels realize that they, too, needed some grunge. Paw was the only one to make it very big at all on the national scene, however, signing to A&M Records and scoring a minor hit with "Jesse" (and its seemingly out-of-leftfield pedal steel solo). Paw put out two hard-rocking melodic albums - "Dragline" (1993) and "Death to Traitors" (1995) - before A&M dropped them in 1996. The band resurfaced in 2000 with founding members Mark Hennessy and Grant Fitch and new recruits Jesse Larson and Jason Magierowski. Their third album "Home is A Strange Place" was released on Koch Records.