Planes on Paper


“…quiet but mighty. Navid and Jen have captured magic between them, and the result is a truly beautiful musical partnership.”
– Heidi Drockelman, Editor-in-Chief,

“This is folk music at the highest level.”
– Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music

“Planes on Paper expertly maneuvers dual vocals to produce this eerie, serene, beautiful aesthetic […] simultaneously mellow and powerful.”
– Fallon Schlossman, WNYC New York

“[…] it’s easy to see why Planes on Paper is starting to attract serious attention on the neo-folkie scene.”
– Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times


There is a vocal synergy that exists between Navid Eliot and Jen Borst, the two core members of the Washington-based folk group Planes on Paper. They each have clear, unique voices, but when combined, a special kind of musical beauty emerges.

As a one year-old project, Planes was already receiving high praise from a nearly endless list of media outlets across the country: The Seattle Times, American Songwriter Magazine, KEXP Seattle, WNYU New York, The Revue, Ear To The Ground, and The Stranger, to name just a few. Now 2.5 years into the band, the praise continues, and the songwriting duo is drawing crowds on both coasts of the US as well as playing noteworthy festivals… all without yet releasing a full-length album; that unconventional path speaks volumes about the strength of Planes on Paper’s live performances. Described as, “a cohesive, stark showcase of pure, unadulterated song craft,” they are a show not to be missed.

Their debut full length album, Edge Markings, will be released in late 2017 or early 2018.


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