July 22, 2009
Mile High Music Festival 2009 Wrap-Up: Paper Bird
I've been following Denver's Paper Bird for about 2 years now I think, and I'm pretty sure that the only thing that has changed is that their songs are getting better, because when they started everyone in the band, and everyone they added to the band, was all ready amazing at what they did. For the past year now people have really started to take notice of this group, and for a good reason. It's feel good, swell down to the roots of the earth, grab yer lady and swing her 'round folk, lead by 3 wonderfully talented female vocalists and backed up by a various amount of musicians, this time including a guitar player (a fella I've met on several occasions by the name of Paul), a banjo player, a trombone player, and a stand up bass player. Their songs are about down to earth topics, performed in a down to earth kind of way. Sometimes it's the epitome of cheesy, Hank Williams-esq country, but even people who hate that kind of stuff agree that, when Paper Bird does it, it doesn't matter. Watch out, this group will soon be every-freaking-where.
Paper Bird - Pennies