Summer of Music: Paper Bird debuts |

Summer of Music: Paper Bird debuts

New to Summer of Music tonight at Two Rivers Park is Paper Bird and its indie folk sound and rock riffs.

“Paper Bird is a band that possesses a sound that’s more than the sum of its parts,” said John Oates of Hall and Oates, who co-produced the group’s latest album. “It’s the coming together of two perfect trinities.

“It has three distinctly unique female lead singers whose harmonies blend together as one … united with an inventive, cohesive rhythm section trio. I loved their sound from the first time I heard them and they just keep getting better. They are a true musical family united by a unique and pure artistic vision … It conveys the essence of inspired Americana, while still staying true to its riveting rock regimen.”

Opening the show tonight is songwriter, slide guitar player and singer Frank Martin, with Aaron Taylor on drums, William Brown on bass and Vid Weatherwax on keyboard.

“We’ll be playing many of the songs we’ve been recording this year at Cool Brick Studios,” Martin said. “Tonight’s set will be the electric side of the band — less country and more alternative folk, think Bruce Cockburn.

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“Folk music has a long tradition of saying what needs to be said. We want to share a great time the audience, and hope a few of our songs will bring healing and unity in the wake of tragedy and violence.

“We’re also excited to perform ‘Pick Up Your Feet’ with the Center for the Arts Dance Company dancers. The song has an African lift and was inspired by a passage from Desmond Tutu’s ‘Speak Truth to Power.’”

The show starts at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. No pets, no smokes and no glass. Also, traffic will routed to Sixth street for bridge construction, so Summer of Music patrons are encouraged to take Devereux.

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