End of Summer…

We stayed busy this Summer, playing a lot of weddings and our new weekly gig at Café 21 downtown. We’ve been adding some new material to our set, like Baden Powell’s “Berimbau” and “Chan Chan” from Buena Vista Social Club, as well as some new original tunes (and some old ones we’d forgotten about). Last Saturday we played once again at the Mission San Juan Capistrano with percussionist Steve Haney and bassist Sam Johnson for a private event. It’s an awesome setting for a gig, and super fun to play as a quartet! Sam grabbed a photo:


See you Sundays at Café 21!

June 1 French concert program

We’re getting ready for our concert June 1 with accordionist Lou Fanucchi. It should be a fun show, Lou will play some solo pieces, then we’ll join him to play as a trio, then we’ll play the opposite way after the intermission. Here’s the concert program:

Solo accordion by Lou Fanucchi:

Sens Unique – Astor Piazolla

Made for Wesley – Jimmy Rosenberg

Waltz for Nicky – Richard Galliano

Valde d’Amelie / La Vie en Rose – Yann Tiersen / Édith Piaf

Lou Fanucchi and Paper Moon:

Valse de Montres – Yann Tiersen

Bossa Dorado – Dorado Schmidt

Indifferénce – Joseph Colombo & Antonio Muréna


Guitar duets by Paper Moon:

Gymnopédie no. 1 – Erik Satie

Gnossienne no. 2 – Erik Satie

En Feu – Paper Moon

Bistro Fada / Valse d’Amelie / Autumn Leaves – Stephane Wrembel / Yann Tiersen / Joseph Kosma

Dark & Stormy – Paper Moon

Tout le Monde – Paper Moon

Paper Moon and Lou Fanucchi:

La Noyée – Yann Tiersen

Dark Eyes – Traditional

Swing Gitane – Traditional

For Sephora – Stochelo Rosenberg 

Paper Moon with accordionist Lou Fanucchi in concert June 1, 2014 in La Jolla!

We have rescheduled our concert of French music with accordionist Lou Fanucchi for June 1st, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Congregational Church of La Jolla. We’ll be playing all kinds of French music from gypsy jazz to classical pieces from French composers to music from French cinema. Go to the CCOLJ website for tickets (look for the “Gypsies in Paris” buy button), we’ll see you there!


Paper Moon in July 2013

Hello!  We hope you’re having a great summer…  we’ve been working on a CD of Argentine Tangos as well as an album of original tunes.  This month we have 2 shows that are open to the public.  On Saturday, July 13, 2013 we’ll be at Westfield Mission Valley mall from 2 to 4pm.  And on Sunday, July 21, 2013 we’ll be at the very nice La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla from 6 to 9pm overlooking the ocean.  This will be our first time at La Valencia, so perhaps it will become a regular thing, come out and see us!




Latin American guitar concert in La Jolla April 20th, 2013

On Saturday April 20th at 6:30pm we will be performing a concert in La Jolla, California featuring guitar music from Latin America, including a little Spanish music. Music in Latin America is of course influenced by Spanish music, but African and native Latin American cultures contributed a huge part to what are now legitimately distinct styles of music – we’ll be presenting our own arrangements of pieces from many of these styles, from Brazilian choro, Venezuelan waltzes, Cuban habanera (the precursor to tango), and an entire set of Argentine tangos! Also, we will perform 2 songs, written by each of us, which are original compositions inspired by some of these styles. We hope to have a special guest too!

The concert will be hosted by the Congregational Church of La Jolla, located at 1216 Cave Street in La Jolla. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and military. You can purchase tickets directly from the church’s homepage (look at the right side of the page). Or call us at 619-341-0552 if you have any questions or want to buy tickets directly from us. We hope to see you there!!


Saturday, April 20th, 2013


1216 Cave Street

La Jolla, California 92037




February 2013 in Paper Moon land

Thanks for visiting our new blog! We’ve been approved to play a concert at Congregational Church of La Jolla on April 20th, 2013 at 6:30pm… we will be presenting an assortment of Spanish, Cuban, and South American music with an entire set of Argentine tangos – a selection of songs we are recording a CD for. We hope to have the album ready by then. Stay tuned for more details..

In the meantime, we’re still performing at private events around San Diego. Last month, we sat in with the great local guitarist Dusty Brough at La Gran Tapa in downtown San Diego. Here we are playing a tune from the Brazilian mandolin composer Jacob do Bandolim called “Santa Morena”: