"Impressive original compositions and vocal harmonies sit convincingly alongside covers of Hank Snow, Tommy Jarrell, as well as Hazel Dickens" -Vintage Guitar Magazine
"Simply crafted and executed, these songs bring an innovative and timeless sound to their music" -Bluegrass Unlimited
"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
Americana 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. The two blossoming songwriters have a unique way of weaving traditional Appalachian music in to their thoughtfully crafted songs leaving you feeling nostalgic and exhilarated. Not only are they two of the finest musicians of their generation, they also take on the honorable task of keeping the rich history of acoustic music alive. Their self-titled debut album was released in February 2017 and will release their second album in the spring of 2019. Paper Wings is a genuine intertwining of two souls you won't soon forget.
20 year-old musician, Wilhelmina Frankzerda, is originally from Summit, OR but now is based out of Nashville, TN. She was classically trained on the violin from an early age, but became drawn to traditional styles of fiddling. She has since become widely recognized for her impressive talent on the fiddle as well as the guitar. She has won the National Twin Fiddle Championship, performed on the Grand Ol’ Opry, and attended the Savannah Music Seminar twice. During her teenage years, she started composing and writing songs which lead her to release her first self-produced album of all original songs 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 music of the 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 playing 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, performed with Laurie Lewis, and 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.