Starnes and Shah: 'Wilt' Starnes and 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.

Starnes and Shah: 'Wilt'

Starnes and Shah: 'Wilt'

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Starnes and 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.

In 2006 the trio completed their debut EP, Here Again on the Island, recorded at the Loft Studioes in Bronxville, NY.

Their new, full-length CD is Summer in the Woodshed, which includes the track featured here, "Wilt."