It's Only a Paper Moon, Sailing Over a Cardboard Sea: Music From a Bygone Era

No Denver singer evokes the recordings of the early days of radio like Anne Rigley. Her voice is a beautiful blend of warm compassion with a hint of that old-fashioned metallic sound of a songbird behind a giant microphone. She breathes new life into classic songs and sentimental standards like It's Only a Paper Moon -- made famous in the film, Paper Moon (starring father/daughter team Ryan and Tatum O'Neal). For our Saturday concert, Ann is backed up by talented bass player, Joe Rigley and renowned banjo player, Eric Woods. Together, they create music that is nostalgic, fun and transporting.

Paper Moon: Romantic Gems of the 1940s
Saturday, August 9, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

We’ve captured a few strays from the band Stray Dogs; Joe Rigley, Eric Woods and Anne Rigley are our guests for Saturday Sessions this week. The thing is, these stray dogs are also hep cats – so all of their music, from whatever age it’s culled, happens to sound very ‘of the moment,’ too. Eric's extraordinarily gentle touch on the guitar alongside Joe's mellow bass backs Anne's remarkably sweet, pure and honest voice.

Here's a great version of It's Only a Paper Moon recorded by Ella Fitzgerald: 


Written by Chris on August 4, 2014

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