This week's Westword cover story details the rise and reconfiguration of one of Colorado's most recognizable bands. Now, Paper Bird and longtime vocalist Esme Patterson are making the best music of their careers
, but they're doing it without each other. Photographer Jon Gitchoff captured the new version of Paper Bird, featuring singer Carleigh Aikins, in action on October 8 at a tour stop in St. Louis.
Paper Bird will play the Bluebird Theatre on December 26; Esme Patterson will do the same on December 17.