Bon Jovi & Border Country: An Interview with Tres Altman of The Paper Stars

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Originally published on BolderBeat

The Paper Stars are a folk Americana band based out of Eldorado Springs, CO. Lead singer and guitarist Tres Altman’s rustic, and at times heartbreaking lyrics layer on top of an alt-country ensemble that is perfect for a road trip, cozying up by the campfire, or even just cracking open a beer on your porch while watching the world go by. Their latest release Border Country weaves in and out of love, hope, hardship, and loss with musical ease that is both comforting and pleasing to the ears. Tunes like “Caroline” and “We All Know The Way” are the perfect mix of blues, country, and rock n’ roll reminiscent of bands like WilcoDrive-By Truckers, and Whiskeytown. I had the opportunity to talk with Tres about Bon Jovi, how creativity spun from tragedy, and The Paper Stars upcoming show at The Fox Theater. Read more...