Chasing around unknown bands and artists for years has allowed me to meet some really incredible musicians, and in a few cases, call them friends. One of those people is Shane Hines, a songwriter originally from the Washington, D.C. area, now living in Nashville. As a writer, Shane is one of the most honest that there is.
A few years ago, Shane moved to Nashville and is really finding his stride there, nurtured by a community of songwriters and kindred musical souls. More recently, he’s teamed up with Megan Conner, a smoky-voiced country sweetheart, to form a new duo called PaperHouse.
I know, I know. Duos are the “it” thing right now and everyone seems to be doing it for the sake of doing it. But, some people are just born to write and sing together, and sometimes the stars align to make it happen. That is very much the case with Paperhouse. One listen to their desire-driven, hard-driving rocker of a first single, “Cannonball,” and you’ll agree that the band name is a bit of a misnomer. This musical house is as sturdy as they come.
Keep your eyes on this pair, gang. I have a gut feeling about them.