How Randy Jackson Met Paper Tongues

In a recent interview with MTV, music industry icon Randy Jackson reveals how the eclectic North Carolina-based group Paper Tongues got their big break. According to Jackson, Paper Tongues singer Aswan North approached the American Idol judge while he was eating lunch at an LA restaurant, knowing he was also a musician and would appreciate the band’s unique sound.

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Paper Tongues’ blend of rock, rap, funk and soul is quickly making its mark on the music scene. The music video for their single “Ride to California” has just been added into rotation on MTV2’s Rock the Deuce and MTVU, with their debut album scheduled to hit stores on March 30th. The band is currently part of the Hello Hurricane tour with Switchfoot. For more information on the band and on upcoming tour dates, visit Paper Tongues’ official MySpace page.

Tour Dates w/ Crash Kings
Feb 11 Cain’s Ballroom 2nd Stage Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb 13 Midland Theatre – KRBZ’s Afentra’s Valentines Party Kansas City, Missouri
Feb 14 The Rave – FM 102.1 Kramp & Adler Missed Connections Mixer Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Feb 17 The Waiting Room – KIWR 89.7 The River Presents Paper Tongues Omaha, Nebraska
Feb 19 McGuffy’s House of Rock – WXEG Presents Paper Tongues Dayton, Ohio

Hello Hurricane Tour w/Switchfoot
Feb 22 Cains Ballroom – Hello Hurricane Tour with Switchfoot Tulsa, Oklahoma
Feb 25 The Black Sheep – Hello Hurricane Tour with Switchfoot Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 26 Ogden Theater – Hello Hurricane Tour with Switchfoot Denver, Colorado

May 1 The Bamboozle- Meadowlands Sports Complex East Rutherford, New Jersey

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