MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
21+, free, 9pm
Since the band’s formation in 2007, Paper Bird has been playing its joyful blend of indie folk, roots, and Americana to delighted audiences nationwide. Paper Bird toured extensively in 2012 to support Carry On, their most recent release (a live album), and has just announced fall tour dates with plans to release a remixed and re-mastered version on vinyl. In addition, the band is currently in pre-production for a new album, tentatively set for release in February 2013.
Their unique sound is a combination of a dynamic and energetic rhythm section intertwined with effortless and ﬂowing harmonies and the group’s backbone is their songwriting, musicianship and a general allergy to all limitations and trends. With seven members and no designated leader, the possibilities for Paper Bird are constantly unfolding, with ﬂuctuations in style and mood akin to weather patterns. A household name across Colorado, Paper Bird has toured extensively in order to develop its voice and presence across the country. With three full length albums and several national tours under their belt, Paper Bird has steadily grown in both their success and sound while continuing to expand and explore what they can do musically as a unit.
The seven members of the band include: Mark Anderson (drums), Sarah Anderson (voice, trumpet), Paul DeHaven (guitar), Esme Collins (voice), Genevieve Patterson (voice), Caleb Summeril (banjo, guitar), and Macon Terry (bass). Each individual writes songs for the group, which keeps the group’s catalog growing at a healthy pace. Paper Bird’s live performances showcase diversity and fun vibe of the group while providing a fresh and unique take on the indie folk genre that best describes them. Young in age but timeless in spirit, Paper Bird continually captures the hearts of new listeners and long-time fans. Their rare and beautiful approach to music led them to be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and were voted in the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by the Denver Post three years in a row, as well as being 5280’s Top of the Town “Top Local Band.”
Paper Bird has released two studio albums, Anything Nameless and Joymaking (2007) and When the River took Flight (2010); as well as Carry On (2011), which was the score to a collaboration with Ballet Nouveau Colorado of the same name.
9/10: Conway, AK @ Hendrix College
9/12: Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
9/13: Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
9/14: Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
9/15: Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
9/17: Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop
9/18: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
9/19: New Haven, CT @ BAR
9/20: Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls 20 Lanes
9/22: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
9/23: Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub
9/25: Grand Rapids, MI @ Tip Top
9/26: Chicago, IL @ Township
9/28: Winona, MN @ Boats and Bluegrass