Denver-based Tennis was born of couple Patrick Riley and Aliana Moore’s nearly seven-month sailing trip. Upon returning home, the duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their shared experience.
The result was Cape Dory, an intimate and concise recollection of life on a 30-foot sloop. After the success of their first album and realized what was initially a bedroom-recording project had quickly evolved into a band. The challenge of a second record was upon them so guitarist Riley, vocalist Moore and drummer James Barone headed to Nashville to work with The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney to mature and vary their sound.
Riley describes the new direction as “Stevie Nicks going through a Motown phase.” The result is their recently released second album, Young and Old. Since the band’s formation over five years ago, Paper Bird has been playing its joyful blend of folk, roots, and Americana to delighted audiences across the country. Their unique sound is a combination of a dynamic and energetic rhythm section intertwined with effortless and flowing harmonies. With three full length albums and several national tours under their belt, Paper Bird has steadily grown in both their success and sound while continuing to expand and explore what the band can do musically.
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