About Paper Bird
A blend of folk, roots and Americana has emitted from the group that calls itself Paper Bird. For some years, they've enamored fans around the world with their energy, rhythms and dynamic harmonies. Their success, like a ball of yarn unraveled, continues to grow at a slow, steady and ultimately successful pace.
Seven members. Seven albums. Many national tours. The numbers are good for the group comprised of sisters Genny and Esme Patterson (vocals), brother and sister Mark and Sarah Anderson (percussion / vocals and cornet/trumpet), Macon Terry (upright bass), Paul DeHaven (guitar), and Caleb Summeril (banjo). Together, they make a joyful noise that has based itself in Denver, Colorado but spread around the world.
The band known for playing in five-beat and seven-beat meters has been described as "vintage" and "timeless," but their sound continues to evolve. From their formation (2007, with the self released "Anything Nameless and Joymaking") to the latest album release ( 2013's "Rooms"), Paper Bird has continued to release new material at a steady pace.
If there's one thing this group is really known for, however, it's their live performances. There's a reason crowds keep growing, and it's Paper Bird's fresh take on sounds of eras gone by. Fans have oft cited their rare and alluring approach to music. Certainly it has won the hearts of critics, too. The group was voted into the Top 10 Best Underground Bands by the Denver Post for three years in a row, and in 2009 was named "Top Local Band" by 5280's Top of the Town.
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Past 12 Months
date city state venue 2/20/2015 Avon CO Nottingham Park 4/14/2015 Denver CO Bluebird Theater
date city state venue 2/28/2014 Colorado Springs CO Ivywild School 3/1/2014 Fort Collins CO Aggie Theatre 3/19/2014 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern 3/20/2014 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 5/5/2014 Lawrence KS The Bottleneck 5/6/2014 Columbia MO Rose Music Hall 5/7/2014 Saint Louis MO Blueberry Hill 5/8/2014 Nashville TN The Basement 5/9/2014 Atlanta GA Atlantic Station 5/10/2014 Charlotte NC U.S. National Whitewater Center 5/13/2014 Birmingham AL The Bottletree Cafe 5/14/2014 New Orleans LA Freret Street PubliQ House 5/16/2014 Austin TX The Parish 5/17/2014 Dallas TX Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill 5/18/2014 Oklahoma City OK Music Hall-OK 6/5/2014 Pigeon Forge TN Dollywood 6/6/2014 Pigeon Forge TN Dollywood 6/19/2014 Walla Walla WA Main Street Studios 6/20/2014 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern 6/23/2014 Chico CA Big Room 6/25/2014 Mill Valley CA Sweetwater Music Hall 6/26/2014 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill 9/3/2014 Denver CO Denver Botanic Gardens 9/6/2014 Sisters OR Sisters Folk Festival 9/7/2014 Sisters OR Sisters Folk Festival 9/26/2014 Bellvue CO Mishawaka Amphitheatre 10/7/2014 Kansas City MO Czar Bar 11/8/2014 Boulder CO Boulder Theater 12/26/2014 Denver CO Bluebird Theater 12/27/2014 Steamboat Springs CO The Chief Theater
date city state venue 2/21/2013 Dallas TX Club Dada 2/23/2013 Houston TX Fitzgerald's 3/5/2013 Raleigh NC The Pour House Music Hall 3/8/2013 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge 3/9/2013 St. Louis MO Plush Saint Louis 3/11/2013 Columbia MO Rose Music Hall 3/12/2013 Kansas City MO The Riot Room 3/19/2013 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep 3/20/2013 Carbondale CO Third Street Center 3/22/2013 Denver CO Oriental Theater 4/2/2013 Salt Lake City UT Urban Lounge 4/3/2013 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 4/4/2013 Seattle WA Sunset Tavern 4/6/2013 Bellingham WA The Green Frog 4/9/2013 San Francisco CA Hotel Utah Saloon 4/9/2013 San Francisco CA Hotel Utah 4/27/2013 Denver CO L2 Arts and Culture Center 5/3/2013 Chicago IL Martyrs' 5/5/2013 Toronto ON Horseshoe Tavern 5/9/2013 Brooklyn NY The Rock Shop 5/15/2013 Columbia MO Rose Music Hall 6/9/2013 Santa Fe NM Railyard Performance Center 6/22/2013 Missoula MT Stage 112 7/19/2013 Denver CO 3 Kings Tavern 7/21/2013 Denver CO Irish Rover 7/29/2013 Atlanta GA The Earl 8/4/2013 St Louis MO The Gramophone 8/15/2013 Denver CO Hideaway Park 9/14/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 10/31/2013 Boulder CO Fox Theatre 11/22/2013 Paonia CO Paradise Theater Colorado 12/2/2013 Indianapolis IN White Rabbit Cabaret 12/13/2013 Carrboro NC Cat's Cradle 12/17/2013 Knoxville TN Barley's Taproom 12/19/2013 Columbia MO Rose Music Hall 12/20/2013 Kansas City MO The Record Bar 12/30/2013 Denver CO Hi-Dive 12/31/2013 Denver CO Hi-Dive
date city state venue 6/30/2012 Jackson WY Pink Garter Theatre 7/6/2012 San Francisco CA Hotel Utah 7/8/2012 Los Angeles CA Bootleg Theater 7/22/2012 Denver CO GOZO 9/7/2012 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House 9/7/2012 Denver CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House 9/12/2012 Atlanta GA Smiths Olde Bar 9/13/2012 Charlotte NC The Evening Muse 9/17/2012 Brooklyn NY The Rock Shop 9/18/2012 Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall 9/19/2012 New Haven CT BAR 9/20/2012 Lakewood OH Mahall's 20 Lanes 9/21/2012 Lakewood OH Mahall's 20 Lanes 9/22/2012 Columbus OH Rumba Cafe 9/25/2012 Grand Rapids MI Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill 9/26/2012 Chicago IL Township 9/26/2012 Chicago IL Township 10/15/2012 Denver CO Twist & Shout 10/16/2012 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans