“Elena Antinelli and Frank Meyer complement each other perfectly, thread full of emotion, devotion and love for the music of the 20’s and 30’s. Pleasantly minimal orchestration on their debut release leaves lots of space for the fascinating, confident and grounded voice of Antinelli. Musical Gems”

~Country Jukebox, German radio/website

“Elena Antinelli sings like she means every last vocal inflection and trill, while her musical partner, Frank Meyer, adds plenty of character with his gravel voice and easy playing style on guitar, ukulele and steel body resonator guitar. Their music is a step back in time to the days of Prohibition and juke joints with plenty of character and colourful delivery in Who’s that Knockin’? (Trad), Come on in My Kitchen (Robert Johnson) and Carolina Moon (Joe Burke & Benny Davis) stealing the spotlight. However the seven songs written by this unique duo can stand up against such competition with both Space and Same Thang particularly prominent.”

~Paul McGee….Lonesome Highway, Irish magazine/website

“Wonderful music, made by passionate musicians who have made a delightful album with conviction and pleasure. An absolute must!”

~ Moors Magazine, Dutch

“Elena Antinelli and Frank Meyer dive deep into the history of American music. The impression you get is like being in the times of the Great Depression and stepping into a vaudeville theater with the traditional music and songs written by Meyer. Nostalgia, yes, but Paper Moon Shiners are not looking for polished museum pieces. This is live music that revives ancient times. And that especially revives experience.”

“The world needs more quirky, entertaining bands like Paper Moon Shiners!”


“It is a noble goal from the ‘Paper Moon Shiners’-couple Elena Antinelli and Frank Meyer to initiate a revival on the sound of the early 20th century. A broad variety of music styles like blues, jazz, swing, ragtime and folk is passing by on their debut record, which is providing a perfect fit for nostalgics and vaudeville fans.“


“Some people in the music world credit the movie “Oh, Brother Where Art Thou?” for this current resurrection of old time music from the Depression Era. Very well possible, but musical styles are like waves, they surprise you and go and come back again. the Paper Moon Shiners breathe life back into the vintage songs of days gone by. They specialize in covering music from the Vaudeville Era to the present and write their compositions in the same vintage spirit. The matching musical styles are swing, jazz, blues, ragtime, folk and skiffle. A quote from Terlingua Music says it all: “They’re like a musical time machine, showing how and why the 20’s and 30’s were so musically interesting and fun.”

~Johanna J. Bodde, Insurgent Country, Dutch Magazine

“Paper Moon Shiners are very strange ducks in the pond of American roots music. Unlike their musical colleagues, Elena and Frank have specialized in vintage songs and they also compose the American music from the earliest 20th century as inspiration. Frank plays jazz guitar, resonator, and ukelele and like Elena he also takes a ot of the vocals. The bass voice of Frank and somewhat frail, sometimes flapper-like voice of Elena complement each other perfectly. You may be wondering how the sound of the beginning of the last century put together with a limited set of instruments even works. Well then, you have not reckoned with the talent of this duo. Moreover, this just makes minimal instrumental accompaniment sure all attention is drawn to the voices, making the songs get even more cachet. tCabaret, vaudeville, blues, vintage jazz, swing, ragtime and American folk, it all sounds very clever. If the scratch of the 78 rpm were imitated, you would hardly be able to discover that these recordings are from 2015.”

~Keys and Chords, Belgium Magazine

Just like the movie, The Paper Moon Shiners breathe life back into the songs of days gone by. The band is Elena Antinelli on vocals and Frank Meyer on vocals, guitar, dobro, ukulele and the invisible kazoo. They specialize in covering music from the Victrola/ vaudeville era to the present, sprinkling in some original compositions written in the vintage spirit. “


“They’re like a musical time machine, showing how and why the 20’s and 30’s were so musically interesting and fun.”

~Terlingua Music

“This band combines musical skill with a real sense of humor that had us laughing as well as moving to the tunes.”

~Kit O’Connell, Firedoglak

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