Evie Ladin Band & Paper Wings

Dual CD Release Concert
Odd Fellows Lodge, Nevada City, CA
212 Spring St, Nevada City, CA 95959
$20 general admission, $30 premium seating


“Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve.” -San Francisco Chronicle

“Ladin’s voice is a revelation. Clear, strong, delicate and emotive all at the same time…her exemplary examples of adult love songs deal with complicated subject matter, yet never lose their swing or get bogged down by maudlin sentimentality. In fact, the music is gorgeous.” – No Depression

Tenacious, innovative string musicians/dancers with a pulsing neo-trad heart, the Evie Ladin Band – Evie Ladin, Keith Terry and Erik Pearson – throws down soulful folk songs with a four-dimensional live show.

Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, writing from life in modern cities, blurring the lines between music and dance, “I had no idea!” is how audiences describe the ELB’s captivating concerts. The 2012 eponymous release Evie Ladin Band won Americana Album of the Year from the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Vote and their 2016 release JUMP THE FIRE reveals the tight trio the band has become – after many miles, and a host of new songs, a truly original sound in new old-time Americana – taking home the silver from 2017 Clifftop’s illustrious Neo-Trad Stringband contest.

The polyrhythmic heat of Evie’s clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.

Known as a driving force behind San Francisco’s Stairwell Sisters, Evie is fluid in traditional Appalachian arts, even as she brings an urban edge and contemporary vision to her own stories, deep interpretations of old songs, contemporary percussive dance. Folk music in her family life, early urban hip hop in her teen life, diving deep into the African side of old-time country music and dance.  Music, dance and song became inseparable.

Keith Terry (bass, Body Music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. A pioneer in contemporary Body Music, Keith produces large-scale intercultural collaborations and education. Keith brings a cinematic ear to playing bass as tonal percussion, with bells, box, body and toys.

Erik Pearson (guitar, banjo, vocals) is a musician’s musician with the Crooked Jades, storyteller Diane Ferlatte, and his solo projects. His original banjo tune “Fork & File” was the soundtrack for a rapids rafting scene in Sean Penn’s movie Into the Wild.



“The debut of West Coast duo Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda acheives a remarkably authentic Appalachian sound that belies the ladies’ young ages. Self contained, employing fiddle, acoustic guitar, and clawhammer banjo, their impressive compositions and vocal harmonies sit convincingly alongside covers of Hank Snow and Tommy Jarrell, as well as Hazel Dickens’ “Only the Lonely” No mean feat.” -DF

“Showing their love for traditional and old-time music, Wilhelmina Frankzerda (guitar, fiddle) and Emily Mann (banjo, guitar, fiddle) exhibit their unique instrumental and vocal sound in this project of mostly original material. That material includes “Seven Miles”, “Rush Creek”, “Winter Storm”, and “Shoe Shiner”. Also included is Hank Snow’s “Prisoner’s Dream” andHazel Dicken’s “Only The Lonely”. Simply crafted and executed, these songs bring an innovative and timeless sound to their music. Paper Wings will be a new addition to fans of old-time and traditional stylings.” -Bluegrass Unlimited

Paper Wings captivates their listeners with a sound that is delicate, powerful, and refreshingly intimate. The stunning vocal harmonies of Emily Mann and Wilhelmina Frankzerda soar over a rotating cast of banjo, guitar, and fiddles. The two blossoming songwriters have a unique way of weaving traditional Appalachian music in to their thoughtfully crafted songs leaving you feeling nostalgic and exhilarated.

Not only are they both seriously accomplished multi-instrumentalists, they also take on the honorable task of keeping the rich history of acoustic music alive. They are the 2018 recipients of “A Good Idea” fund from Australian Folk-Pop duo Oh Pep! to sponsor a week dedicated to songwriting.

Paper Wings’ self-titled debut album was released in February 2017 and their second album will be released in 2019. Paper Wings is a genuine intertwining of two souls you won’t soon forget.

Twenty year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter, Wilhelmina Frankzerda, grew up in Summit, OR and is now based in Nashville, TN. She was classically trained on the violin from age 4, and later became drawn to traditional styles of fiddling. In her early teens, she started writing songs and picked up the guitar. She has won the National Twin Fiddle Championship, performed on the Grand Ol’ Opry, and attended the Savannah Music Seminar twice. When she was just 17 years old, she released her first self-produced album of all original songs in collaboration with chamber-grass trio, The Bee Eaters. She is also currently touring with Joy Williams (formerly of four-time Grammy Award-winning Folk, Country, and Americana duo, The Civil Wars).

Emily Mann is a Big Sur, CA native with her heart in the music of the Appalachian mountains. She grew up immersing herself in a variety of traditional music styles at music camps and is a fluid and well rounded musician as a result. While at home in many genres and traditions, her playing is strongly influenced by her time spent with oldtime musicians such as Paul Brown, Bruce Molsky, and John Herrmann. She has toured with Darol Anger’s Furies, performed with Laurie Lewis, and is also a current touring member of old-time string-band, The Crooked Jades. Emily stands as a musician of deep intention and curiosity, ably conveying tradition into the future.