Edith Makes a Paperchain

Edith Makes a Paperchain

 Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

A whimsical, folie a six mostly acoustic instruments that combine to create a sort of gypsy, folk, pop sound. The music of Edith often inspires waltzing, laughter and a sense of curiosity, mystery, and merriment.


Edith Makes a Paperchain was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has just been named 'Best Folk Band' in the city by the readers of the Colorado Springs Independent. Edith was also the winner of the 2009 Pikes Peak Arts Council Award for Excellence in the Arts in the Popular Music category and has been described as gypsy folk, indie rock, power pop and haunted circus music.

The members bring a variety of influences to the sound based upon their diverse backgrounds.
Sarah Hope poet and songbird , played in Minneapolis bands, Death and the Raven, and Dogtooth Violet. And found herself in Colorado in '97 in search of a trailhead.
Hilary Studebaker,a lovely witch, has played viola, violin and sung harmonies in countless bands from here to Texas.
Hilary and Sarah met while playing in Colorado Springs band “The Goods”. The pair were nominated two years in a row (‘07,’08) for the Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards in the popular music category.
Mike Kimlico, bass, joins us from Burn The Maps and just plays a fierce fretless!
Matt Chmielarczyk is photographer and visual artist who played the mando and uke for stress relief and just naturally fell into the line up.
Aimee Spillane, time-keeping deity has been in many Colorado Springs bands including Head Full of Zombies, Evies’ Edge, and Naked Potato.
Jeremy Van Hoy who looks smashing in a suit, has performance degrees from the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University. He has been in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic since 1994 and the Denver Brass since 1996. He has been a guest of the Crested Butte Music Festival since 2000. He played in the local band Irrational Exuberance for four years and is currently the Colorado College band director.

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edith-Makes-A-Paper-Chain/88674933357 to listen to music and for more information.


Tunes For Tripping Down Stairs EP released June 2009.

Beau and Arrow LP released August 2010.

Set List

Edith is capable of playing a mixture of original and cover tunes for up to 4 hours.