Paper Moon Shiners are an Austin, Tx duo who specialize in vintage songs and originals inspired by american music from the early twentieth century. Their old timey 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, over-crowded speakeasies, dust-bowl medicine shows, Mississippi Delta juke joints & harlem renaissance nostalgic night clubs."
“…there’s a man in there that’ll pay you ten dollars to sing into his can!” and thus the movie “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou” resurrected a musical style of the depression era that most of us had only experienced in old movies with tinny soundtracks or poor copies of archaic recordings.
Just like the movie, The Paper Moon Shiners breathe life back into the songs of days gone by. The band is Elena Antinelli on vocals and Frank Meyer on vocals, guitar, dobro, ukulele and the invisible kazoo. They specialize in covering music from the Victrola/ vaudeville era to the present, sprinkling in some original compositions written in the vintage spirit.
~HOUSTON MUSIC REVIEW