“Summer in the Woodshed” Feature on NPR

Dania Abu-Shaheen, Eric O'Connell, and Zilpha Starnes
Dania Abu-Shaheen, Eric O’Connell, and Zilpha Starnes

“Starnes&Shah seem like an unlikely folk band. One member is an Arabic, rock and roll hopeful from Lebanon, another a former choir singer from Texas, and one member is a heavy metal drummer from New Mexico. But the trio, now based in New York, finds common ground in heartfelt acoustic songs.

Calling themselves an “Arab expat, a dixie deportee, and a desert drifter,” Starnes and Shah features singer and guitarist Dania Abu-Shaheen, vocalist and keyboardist Zilpha Starnes and drummer Eric O’Connell.”