"What a gorgeous, big-hearted and masterfully played bunch of songs and tunes from two of the best musicians I know." – Kristin Andreassen of Uncle Earl, Sometymes Why
Acoustic folk duo, Paper Wings, captivates their listeners with a sound that is delicate, powerful, and refreshingly intimate. The stunning vocal harmonies of Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda soar over a rotating cast of banjo, guitar, and fiddles. These two blossoming songwriters have a unique way of weaving traditional music in to their thoughtfully crafted songs leaving you feeling nostalgic and exhilarated. Between the two of them they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Aoife O'donovan, Sean Watkins, Abigail Washburn, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, Bruce Molsky, Darrell Scott, Tim O'Brien, and many more. Their self-titled debut album was released in February 2017. Paper Wings is a genuine intertwining of two souls you won't soon forget.
Originally from Oregon, Wilhelmina Frankzerda is based out of Nashville, TN and performs around town with various acoustic artists when not on tour. She is an extraordinary young talent widely recognized for her impressive fiddle playing and profound songwriting. At just 19, she has won the National Twin Fiddle Championship, performed on the Grand Ol’ Opry, and been twice selected to participate in the Savannah Music Seminar. She released her first album of all original songs featuring chamber-grass trio, the Bee Eaters in 2015. Learn more about Wilhelmina at 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.