Paper Wings is a new old-fashioned acoustic duo featuring Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda. These two young artists have been deeply immersed in the West Coast music scene for most of their lives. Now they are joining forces to create music that's based on their shared love of tradition, old beauty, and the compelling need for new and original sounds. Their duo features classic vocal harmonies over a rotating cast of fiddles, guitar, and banjo. Between the two of them they have had the pleasure of performing with Aoife O'donovan, Darol Anger, Sean Watkins, Darrell Scott, Laurie Lewis, Tim O'Brien, Mike Marshall, Kai Welch, John Reischman, and Rushad Eggleston. Their debut album was just released in February 2017. Their music is fine and supple, rough and ready, innovative and timeless.
More about Wilhelmina:
Fiddler and songwriter, Wilhelmina Frankzerda is a rising musician in the new acoustic music scene. Originally from Summit, Oregon, she is currently based in Nashville, TN. Her roots are deep in traditional American music as well as, celtic, classical, and pop music. She is the former Oregon State Fiddle Contest Junior Champion and National Twin Fiddle Champion and was selected to study and collaborate at the Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar twice. She recently released her first solo album, FLIGHT, featuring all original music. wilhelminamusic.com
More about Emily:
Emily Mann is a Big Sur, CA native with her heart in the old Appalachian mountains. She grew up immersing herself in a variety of traditional music styles at music camps and is a fluid and well rounded musician as a result. While at home in many genres and traditions, her artistry is strongly influenced by her time spent with oldtime musicians such as Paul Brown, Bruce Molsky, and John Herrmann. She has toured with Darol Anger's Furies and she is also a current touring member of old-time string-band, The Crooked Jades. Emily stands as a musician of deep intention and curiosity, ably conveying tradition into the future.
From a young age Emily and Wilhelmina were both exposed to and inspired by the new and growing edge of acoustic music pioneered by the likes of Darol Anger and Mike Marshall. They take great influence from artists such as Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Delmore Brothers, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan. They've grown up going to music camps together and have a long history of musical camaraderie.