We are excited to present our new recording, "Sheltered."We started this project during the onset of the 2020 Pandemic while our family sheltered in place at our home just outside of River Falls, Wisconsin. Ari had taken a gap year after high school and spent the last year building relationships and booking gigs as a young solo performer. His bluegrass band, The Silver River Band, had worked hard to earn main stage spots at regional festivals. We watched as one gig after another was cancelled leaving little hope for this year’s live performances that Ari was so looking forward to. With that disappointment came the opportunity to claim time that was always filled with work, school and being busy, and we played a lot of music. We recorded a few songs in my studio in early March, and when the lockdown continued we kept on going. We decided the time was right to create a father and son album using the hidden gift of time we now had. In the end, we ended up with eight tunes that we had an absolute blast arranging and recording. Our hope is that you enjoy these songs as much as we did spending our unexpected time together recording them in the studio.
While categorizing Chris' music might be challenging, listeners are sure to enjoy his blending of roots, jazz, blues, bluegrass and original compositions. He has successfully avoided the temtation to become a human jukebox and has focused on creating a new musical landscape for his audiences. No two performances are the same and "set lists" were tossed out a long time ago. Each of his songs reveal part of his unique journey.
Chris currently plays solo, duo, trio and bluegrass quartet formats:
-Chris and Ari Silver
-The Good Intentions (bluegrass)
-The Woolly Buggers (old-time string band)
-The Chris Silver Band (Americana, original roots music)
If you would like to inquire about booking Chris or would like more information on any of these groups, please click on the contact link.
Coming Up -
Friday, July 17th, River Falls, WI, Music in the Park Series, Veteran's Park, Downtown, 7-9 p.m. Album Release Celebration!
Friday, August 7th, Back Catalog Listening Party with Anthony Ihrig and Mother Banjo. Featuring my 2003 release "Souls and Spirits."
4:00 p.m. Facebook (Back Catalog Listening Party)
Sunday, August 9th, Chris Silver and Tommy Bentz Duo, Junior's Taphouse and Restaurant, River Falls, WI Time TBA
Saturday, August 29th, Norfolk Winery Bluegrass Festival, 2:00 p.m., Cambridge, MN CANCELLED
Saturday, September 20, 1-4 p.m., Belle Vinez Winery, River Falls, WI
Friday, October 2, 5:30 p.m., Norfolk Winery, 43150 Blackhawk Road
Harris, MN 55032