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Chris Silver

Mandolin Instructor

As roots music renaissance performer and multi-instrumentalist, Chris Silver has made a name for himself as a songwriter and is known throughout the U.S. for his virtuosity on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle.  His music is soulful and innovative and takes the listener to a musical space where Americiana roots music is fused with jazz, blues, folk and country with the sensibility of a contemporary singer/songwriter.  

 

Silver’s career began as a bluegrass musician performing at local Twin Cities clubs throughout the mid 1980s.  In the late 80s and early 90s he performed with the nationally touring band, Stoney Lonesome and made multiple appearances on national radio and television shows, festivals, and concert halls through the U.S. and three continents.  He changed his musical direction in the early 2000s to weave roots, Americana, blues and global influences, refining a sound that is recognizable for its emotional power.  His live song lists and recordings include his own songs along with timeless gems.

 

Silver has recorded eight albums for the Catch and Release label and two albums (Stoney Lonesome) on Red House Records.  He has also recorded as a guest artist on dozens of recordings including a session with Taj Mahal.

Chris Silver
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