After self-recording and releasing demos in early 2006, Paxton was invited by local Hamilton ON producers Michael Keire and Glen Marshall, known for their work with Feist and Apostle of Hustle, to record what would become 2009's "Back Home in the Village". Exclaim! Magazine published, "The hazy,Daniel Lanois-esque vibe complements Paxton's often-laconic delivery, and sets him apart from the common herd of no-nonsense troubadours. He has a good descriptive sense, and anyone with any experience with gritty, working-class life will relate to everything he’s saying. Paxton’s produced a solid starting point from which to make his mark."
Paxton has spent some hearty time on the road touring and playing with the likes of Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene), Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Chad VanGaalen and many more. He has been featured on CBC Radio One’s ‘Bandwidth’, CBC Radio 3’s Podcast with Grant Lawrence, Aux TV’s ‘Master Tracks’, CMT’s “The Soundtrack” and many other national media outlets from coast to coast. Paxton was also one of the first performers to be featured on Southern Souls, a popular Canadian music website similar to Vincent Moon's La Blogothèque of Paris, France, and he was the first to be featured for a second and third performance.
Paxton's "How the Land Lies" was released April 29, 2011 on Down By The Point Records featuring members of Bruce Peninsula and Dark Mean. On January 31st, 2012, he released the single titled "Shore Pine Walk" on the Other Songs Music Co. record label. Paxton is currently working on a new album in his hometown, Hamilton, Ontario.