"Flashpapr began in 1995 in Ann Arbor, MI, when Fred Thomas recruited musician friends from around Michigan to contribute to his new music
project. From its humble beginnings, the music of Flashpapr was minimalist and intensely personal. Those original collaborators included Nikkie
Margosian of Lovesick, Carrie Smith of the Von Bondies, and JJ Heldman of Ohio. Jacob Danzinger soon joined as Flashpapr's violinist. .