HPPR Living Room Concert: Paper Moon Shiners - LIVE IN AMARILLO

Aug 9, 2019

Multi-instrumentalist Frank Meyer & vocalist Elena Antinelli are the Paper Moon Shiners.

Folks, we have a fantastic ol' timey jazz-folk duo for you. Their sound evokes a bygone era, so if you love tunes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, as well as gypsy jazz and swing music, you'll dig the Paper Moon Shiners. They'll bust out some mouth trumpet, kazoo, enchanting vocals, and a lot of fancy pickin'. Mark your calendars, and we'll see you there!

Paper Moon Shiners—LIVE IN AMARILLO
Friday, August 30th 
Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley)

Doors @ 7p / Show @ 7:30p Suggested Donation: $15 ~ ***Make life easy & please bring cash!

RSVP online here, or call 806 367 9088.

Please check these two out online on their website and Facebook, and tell your buddies! This will be a really fun show.

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ABOUT PAPER MOON SHINERS: There is a spiritual space between the desire to live a full life and the awareness the devil is always looming. If that space were a location, it would run right through a speakeasy. The lights would be low, libations aplenty, & the music would be as natural and effortless as sweat on a hot delta night.

Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Frank Meyer and vocalist Elena Antinelli, Paper Moon Shiners create that very sound. The Austin, TX band write and perform well-crafted roots, ragtime, early jazz, blues and folk music that is a clear balance of wit, depth and spirit.

The duo’s gleefully irreverent stage presence and unlimited creativity are turning heads while their versatility and musicianship consistently take center stage. Two very unique voices, Elena and Frank fearlessly brace their songs with the perfect bone structure of rhythm grounded in groove. The couple’s self-produced, self-titled 2013 debut album was well received and gave them a foothold for several U.S. and European tours. In 2017 they shared festival rosters with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Poltz, Billy Strings, James McMurtry and more.

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Watch the Paper Moon Shiners perform their song "Swing It, Sister," LIVE!

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Meyer, a seasoned musical veteran (BB King, Luther Tucker, Gary Primich) met Elena, who had never sang before, at Quiet Valley Ranch, home of the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2007. Stupefied at her lack of knowing about her own innate talent when he heard her singing along with the radio he slowly convinced her to challenge her glossophobia and to sing in public. The ensuing result was the birth of Paper Moon Shiners in 2011. Antinelli’s creative background in film, photography and storytelling coupled with Meyer’s constant quest for original melodies and songs brings imaginative emotive landscapes to the bands songwriting process as can be seen and heard in their 2018 release, Illusions of Composure.

This latest release features Kyle Crusham (Edie Brickell, Ben Harper), John Hagen (Lyle Lovett), Danny Levin (Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Cole), Oliver Steck (Bob Schneider) Marvin Dykhuis (Tish Hinojosa) and Richard Bowden (Ryan Bingham), is a vibrant collection of roots-based hoots, wistful waltzes and lowdown blues and ballads. Along with a Prohibition sound, the genuineness of Paper Moon Shiners’ arrangements and recordings make their music more timeless than retro. “Illusions of Composure” sets the mood for sepia-toned stories of whimsy, longing, and, as in “Ease My Mind,” wishes for less complicated lives.

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Watch the Frank and Elena perform their song "Carolina Moon."

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The duo’s songs range in subject from the Greek lessons of King Midas to the graveness of realizing one’s mortality in “Everybody’s Leaving.” In every song the instrumentation compliments the lyrics flawlessly. Sparse, jaunty percussion using trashcans, a megaphone and a suitcase, brings vaudevillian humor to the mix. Even P.T. Barnum would have fallen for “Cap Gun Dory.” “Black Widow Spider” groans like a steam engine with a southern drawl. Paper Moon Shiners’ vintage sound and vaguely unsettling characters have the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of an Edward Gorey pen and ink drawing.