In 2006 the four sisters helped clear the land and lay the foundation for their forever dream home in Palmer, AK. And in 2007, the sisters helped sell the home and everything in it, in exchange for a much smaller house on wheels and a much crazier dream of playing music for a living.
They spent the first few years in the Appalachian and Ozark mountains, playing for burgers at any place that would have them, and attending jam sessions in an effort to learn and discover music. Their journey led them to Nashville, TN, where they worked and wrote with the best of the best in the music industry, including recording with Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry). What started out as a journey to discover music, became a quest to create music. Music that is real and personal and true.
After several years in Music City, TN, the girls had their own, fresh new sound, hundreds of musical connections, and all the experience that 11 years brings. They developed a passion for original music and an increasing discontent with mainstream music. They grew tired of the fabrication, the formula, the facade; the smoke and mirrors of the industry. This idea that you have to do what everyone else is doing and sing what everyone else is singing in order to be acceptable music for the world. The sisters had to do some soul-searching and decide who they really were and what they really wanted. Thus, PaperDolls was born. A fresh, new opportunity – free of any pre-existing notions or expectations – that would allow them to be vulnerable and real.
All of a sudden, music became more than just playing songs. It became of a way of expressing themselves, their thoughts, their struggles, their disappointments, their success…life. And much to their astonishment and excitement, people began relating to what they had to say.
Come to a concert and get lost in tight, four part harmony, powerful original music, and high energy performance. Come to hear real stories that you can relate to, ups and downs, the ebb and flow of every day life, moments that allow you to escape that life for a minute and just feel what you’re feeling right here, right now with PaperDolls.