Papertrees hail from Philadelphia, PA. They began as the solo project of Allison Polans but have evolved into a family of sounds that aspire to spread across the world . They are sometimes described as a "soulful, quirky, eclectic, jazzy-folk band who aren't afraid to get loud when it's necessary."
Papertrees hails from Philadelphia and are constantly evolving. They began with Allison Polans (from Bucks County, PA) writing songs, strumming a guitar, and singing it up but have now grown into a family of sounds. The core crew also consists of Deirdre Loughridge (cello), Phil D'Agostino (upright bass), Nate Gonzalez (keys/organ/accordion), Carl Cheeseman (electric guitar, sound effects) and Alec Meltzer (drums/percussion). They are sometimes described as a "soulful, quirky, eclectic, jazzy-folk band who aren't afraid to get loud when it's necessary."
After a 2007 completion of an EP that is sold at shows, papertrees are preparing to work on their first full-length album with the desire to spread their music all over the world.
Polans sometimes tours solo as a one-woman band to meet new people and share their songs, including a performance at the 2008 SXSW Music Festival and 2008 CMJ Music Festival.
They are very proud to be a part of the versatile Philadelphia music scene with lovely, talented collaborators and friends, all while aspiring for wider recognition.
Full-length currently in process. EP for sale at live shows or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originals include but are not limited to:
Travelers in Faraway Lands
On the Run
Be Your Drum
The Way You Look Tonight
Between the Bars