Paul Deatherage is an active performer and educator in the central Kentucky area. He regularly plays with the DiMartino / Osland Jazz Orchestra, the Osland / Dailey Jazztet, the Raleigh Dailey Trio, the Ross Whitaker Trio, the Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers, and Sound Foundry jazz quartet.

Paul Deatherage is on faculty at the University of Kentucky as a drumset instructor, at Centre College as a percussion instructor, and is also on percussion staff at Lafayette High School, a 21-time marching band state champion. He also maintains a private studio at Don Wilson Music, Lexington. He holds degrees from Tennessee Technological University (B.M. Music Education), and University of Kentucky (M.M. Percussion Performance).

Paul is endorsed as a Drumset Artist by Innovative Percussion.