Rootsy, indie-folk band Paper Bird brings its expansive ranks to New Haven's BAR on Wed., Sept. 19. The septet, which includes vocals, banjo, guitar, bass, trumpet and drums, creates such a wide range of sounds due both to its instrumentation and the fact that each member contributes to the writing process as well. This evening of dense, layered and lush harmonies, and foot-tappin', hootin' and hollerin' American and folk music is rounded out by performances by Spirit Family Reunion and Jason James Outfit.
Sept. 19, 9 p.m., Free, BAR, 254 Crown St., New Haven, manicproductions.org. 21 and over.