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Paper Bird - "Make My Dreams Come True" (Hall & Oates Cover) (premiere)

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Colorado's Paper Bird release a new album of sublime Americana crossed with rock 'n' roll, all produced by none other than John Oates.

Colorado's Paper Bird have been turning heads on the Americana scene with their unique sound featuring three female lead vocalists. So much so, in fact, that John Oates of the legendary Hall & Oates became a fan of the group and then signed on to produce their new self-titled album releasing September 9th via Thirty Tigers. That's just in time for the AmericanaFest crowds to have digested their new music ahead of their appearance at the festival on September 24th. You'll hear influences from Fleet Foxes, the Lone Bellow, and Fleetwood Mac on Paper Bird and, of course, from John Oates himself as the band honors him with this delightful take on the Hall & Oates classic, "Make My Dreams Come True".

Carleigh Aikins tells PopMatters that "Oates is a wonderfully open, generous artist and we were so grateful to learn from him and to better our craft through observing his. When he came to the ranch, we simply thought he was going to help us write. When he asked if we wanted to record with him we were over the moon."

Paper Bird is now available for pre-order ahead of its September 9th release date.

TOUR DATES

Aug 25 - Pickin in the Park - Paonia, CO

Aug 26 - Meow Wolf - Santa Fe, NM

Aug 27 - Songbird Cellars - Beulah, CO

Aug 28 - NedFest - Nederland, CO

Sept 9 - Vega - Lincoln, NE

Sept 10 - Subterranean (downstairs) - Chicago, IL

Sept 11 - Pittsburgh Winery - Pittsburgh, PA

Sept 14 - Mercury Lounge, NYC - early show

Sept 15 - Dock - Ithaca, NY

Sept 16 - The Drake -Toronto

Sept 18 - 9th Ward - Buffalo, NY

Sept 22 - Willie’s Locally Known - Lexington, KY

Sept 23 - New Vintage - Louisville, KY

Sept 24 - Americana Fest - Nashville, TN

Nov 1 - Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ

Nov 3 - Bootleg - Los Angeles, CA*

Nov 5 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA*

Nov 6 - Vintage Winery - Redding, CA*

Nov 10 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR*

Nov 11 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA*

Nov 12 - Hi Fi - Eugene, OR*

Nov 13 - Volcanic Theatre - Bend, OR

Nov 16 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT*

Nov 18 - The Olympic - Boise, ID*

Nov 19 - The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT*

Nov 30 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA (DC)*

Dec 3 - Johnny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA*

*Co-headline with The Ballroom Thieves

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