Paperkid began in northwest Arkansas in the early ’80s and became a regional sensation for nearly 5 years. The band wrote and recorded over 50 original songs, all recorded at Cedar Crest Studio and produced by the late Bob Ketchum.

Since that time all of the Paperkid musicians have enjoyed continuing musical adventures, including reuniting for successful concerts in recent years. Stay tuned for more to come!




Randy Burden

Vocals, Guitars

Randy Burden knew many years ago that when he learned to ride a bike (at the age of 13) he would soon after have to get a guitar.

So he did!


John Davies

Bass, Vocals

John Davies fell out of a tree onto his head at the age of 13 years old.

He’s been playing the bass ever since!


Steve Lane

Drums, Percussion

Drummer Steve Lane started playing drums in 1974 in northwest Arkansas after he fell off his bike and hit a tree.

He has been playing ever since!


Jai Lambert

Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals

Guitarist and Keyboardist Jai Lambert started playing in 1973.

After falling off his bike, hitting his head on a tree, and landing on a culvert, he’s been playing ever since!


Images, Music, and Video

Excellent Rock/Power Pop Music From Northwest Arkansas.



Mini Concert – 1984
Money Buys Pain
Talk To Me
Recording Session – 1986
Rockin’ In Beruit
Mini Concert – 1984


PAPERKID Live ~ Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith: Second Movement ~ Historic Shipley Baking Company ~ Thursday, June 8, 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith: Second Movement, 1945-1995, the Fort Smith Museum of History will present a concert featuring local musicians on Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm at the historic Shipley Baking Company, 52 South 7th Street. The volunteer concert features Tom Ware, Lacey Schaffer-Thomas, the Pam Camp Band, Gary Hutchinson and Oreo Blue, Paperkid, Chuck Collins and Jasper, Jerry Roller and the Good Old Boys, Terry Anderson and more.

Remember the monthly calendars from Old Town? How about flyers taped to windows and stapled to telephone poles? Did you see your first real concert at Harper Stadium? Were you buying records at Elmore’s? Who remembers Bee Bumble? How about the Eternal Boogie parties?

Hear the musicians who made music history in Fort Smith, Arkansas and are still making history today! Admission is $15 per person. A bar pass is $10. An extra $25 will reserve a table for you and your friends. Wine, beer and food trucks will be available. Call: 479-783-7841.

The exhibition will remain in place in the museum’s Boyd Gallery until June 30. Learn the fascinating stories of the Music That Moved Fort Smith.

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