Paul Leary (born May 7, 1957) is an American musician from Austin, Texas, best known as the guitarist for American rock band Butthole Surfers. He is also the producer of a number of songs and albums by other bands, including U2, Sublime, the Meat Puppets, Daniel Johnston, The Reverend Horton Heat, Pepper, Maggie Walters, Bad Livers, Slightly Stoopid and The Refreshments, Tumbledryer Babies, and Sludge Buzzard. Leary's most recent work is producing the debut album Yours Truly by Sublime with Rome.
In 1991, he released a solo album entitled The History of Dogs. In 1994, Leary appeared on the song "Lounge Fly" from the multi-platinum album Purple by Stone Temple Pilots. He also performed backing vocals on the Meat Puppets and Bad Livers respective renditions of his song "Pee Pee the Sailor".
Paul also appeared on the 1999 John Paul Jones (ex-Led Zeppelin) solo album Zooma and the accompanying tour.
His new band is Carny whose CD is nearing completion as of December 2011. The album will be released in 2012.