Paper Moon Shiners House Concert
September 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15
Paper Moon Shiners—Elena Antinelli and Frank Meyer—are an Austin, Texas duo who specialize in vintage songs and originals inspired by American music from the early twentieth century. Their old-time sensibility and vaudeville undertones command an infectiously entertaining evening with cracker blues, vintage jazz, swing, ragtime, Americana roots, and folk.
“Our music is linked with the past, sometimes surreal and funny, sometimes operatic and sad. We mine time periods that conjure up smoky, overcrowded speakeasies, dust-bowl medicine shows, and Mississippi Delta juke joints.”
Meyer, a seasoned musical veteran, met Elena, who had never sung before, at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2007. Antinelli’s creative background in film, photography, and storytelling, coupled with Meyer’s quest for original songs, brings imaginative emotive landscapes to their songwriting process as can be seen and heard in their latest release, Illusions of Composure.
Frank was in town this past summer, on his way to Colorado. While he was here, he played a new song, “What’s So Great About Hate.” His impromptu performance of it was so spot-on that I could sense which parts were written for Elena, even though he was here alone and sang solo. He also stood up and recited a brilliant spoken word piece, “Dirt.”
The Shiners are a band for whom the door is always open in our rooms: Wolverton Home Concerts, Folk Alliance International, not to mention twice here in Magdalena, the first house concert at kind of a small array in 2018 and as part of Music on Main, Magdalena at Warehouse 1-10 in 2019. We are looking very forward to the third appearance of Paper Moon Shiners in Magdalena, this Fall when we celebrate the Equinox with them on Wednesday, September 21. Doors: 7:30 pm / Music: 8 pm. All $ goes to the artists.