Paper Bird are two sisters and their cornet-playing sista backed by a lean, old-timey band of double bass, banjo, guitar and trombone. The music is a bright succotash of ragtime, gypsy jazz, porch gospel, Motown girl group and whatever else is left in the cupboard of 20th century American music. Think of fellow revivalist Jolie Holland…on Prozac. Esmé, Genny and Sarah sing mostly in a singular voice of harmony, then wander into solo lines—only to easily reconvene. Whether together or solo, the power of their voices never fluctuates. Visit Paper Bird at their merch table after a show, and you’ll find homemade tee shirts and albums adorned with yarn. I doubt they’ll be able to meet the demand of making their own souvenirs for long.
hot on elephant
How I stopped Speed Dating my Passions & finally Committed. 236 shares New Moon in Scorpio: Only those who Believe in Magic will Find It. 7,170 shares She Smiles as she Cries: the Story of High-functioning Depression. 5,119 shares A Homemade Buddhist Ritual for Letting Go. 624 shares November Energy Forecast: Love & the Twin Flame magic of 11:11. 1,912 share Living with C-PTSD Following an Abusive Relationship. 3,012 shares 10 Things to Know about Dating a Scorpio (& Why they Love Sex). 605 shares Why we must Break to Heal. 1,045 share Why it’s Okay we Won’t ever have Sex. 329 shares An Open Letter to the Nice Guys. 491 shares