Ed Silver

Ed Silver

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Country music Singer/Songwriter with heart who writes and sings most of his songs based on true stories. Like the nationally known song and video "My Name Is Julie" inspired by the true story of a brave young girl he met who was dying and eventually died of cancer. He donated all proceeds.

Biography

What just some of Ed's fans have said, says it all.

“In the dark days following my son’s death, I could not even begin to consider him a hero, as he was not just a soldier in my eyes but my living and breathing flesh and blood. Through Ed’s song I was able to accept the great sacrifice that he made for all who live beneath the flag of freedom. Thanks to Ed, I now believe that Michael is a great American hero as well my precious and beloved son.” Stephanie Tompkins in a newspaper interview about her story and the song and video Ed completed for her and her family.

"A Great Song" John Schneider - T.V.s Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville During interview with Ed Silver about his song and video at Disney.(My Name Is Julie)

"Thank you for all the great things you do for our military families." - Major General Allen E. Tackett, the Adjutant General of West Virginia (US)

A beautiful tribute to my son! Thank you!
Texas, Stephanie, Mother of Sgt. Michael C. Taylor
KIA 12/7/2005
Balad, Iraq (Letter to the Editor)

"It did touch my heart deeply" - Moby National radio DJ (Moby in the Morning & Best small town in America) (My Name Is Julie)

I am the Aunt of Sgt. Michael C. Taylor, I really appreciate everything you have done. Michael's story and memory will live in the hearts of others because of you. Thank you so much!! Proud Aunt of Sgt. Michael C. Taylor
KIA 12/7/2005
Balad, Iraq (Letter to the Editor)

I saw your piece on WBOY and was very touched.
God Bless You. (My Name Is Julie) Renee, West Virginia

That was a beautiful video. That shows the true heart of WV. I cried through the whole video. (My Name Is Julie) Jessica, West Virginia

Just wanted to say I received your video today, MY NAME IS JULIE, you talk about a tear jerker. I came across this video on the internet wow great! Straight to the heart ! I can't say enough god bless you all. (My Name Is Julie) Sue, Arizona

Dear Ed,
I found you at CD Baby. You have a great singing voice! Jeff, Maine

We really enjoyed your DVD. Thank you for sharing this with us! (My Name Is Julie) Amy , West Virginia

I just wanted to let you know that I am already a fan of yours for making a song like that and just knowing how much you care, it does make a difference. Take care, (My Name Is Julie) Yvonne, Virginia

Wonderful video you are an inspiration and a great signer. I think you were meant to meet this young girl. (My Name Is Julie) Jill, Georgia

I'll never think of collection can's the same way again. (My Name Is Julie) Daniel, Texas

Love your songs they are truly great. Terry, Nova Scotia

Thank you for your support not only with Lil Mike but in the military in general. The video was nice. Thank you for your efforts and time.
(Letter to the Editor)
Your New Fan,
PV2 Moreno, Stephen S

The video that you made for Michael "Letter To The Editor"is the ultimate tribute, not only to Michael, but also to everyone who has lost someone in the war. Tiffany, Texas

Lyrics

My Name is Julie

Written By: Ed Silver

Went to a local grocery store, to buy some milk and some bread.
And there at the checkout stand was one of those collection cans.
Pictured on the side of it there was a little girl.
I couldn’t help but pick it up, and this is what it said.

CHORUS
My name is Julie,
I’m ten years old.
My mom and dad, are gonna lose our home
Cause I’ve been sick for so very long
And I’d appreciate any help at all.

I asked the clerk about that girl, did she live around here.
He said she came in a week ago, but she was all alone.
He said she walked up really slow holden on to that little can.
He couldn’t help but let her put it there, when this is what she said.

CHORUS

I tried to track down her mom and dad, I even found a few more cans.
The stores had told me she never returned, and that the cans had overflowed.
I finally found out where she was, she had died a few days before.
I got together with a lot of friends, we got her picture and a bunch of cans.

CHORUS
Her name was Julie.
She was ten years old.
Her mom and dad are gonna lose their home.
Cause she was sick, for so very long.
And we’d appreciate any help at all.
I’m sure she’d appreciate any help at all.

Copyright 2004 Words and Music Ed Silver/BMI
edsilver@edwardsilver.com

Letter to the Editor

Written By: Ed Silver

Dedicated to the memory of Army Sgt. Michael C. Taylor

My son wasn’t well known in our little town.
He wasn’t a straight a student, but he never let me down.
On the day he joined the army, he said what’s in his heart.
I want to defend our country, and today is when I’ll start.
I was so proud of him and the man he had become.
I had to write this letter cause I know Christmas has come.
To tell you of a gift my son has given you.

CHORUS
He gave you future Christmases he could have spent with me.
He gave you all his presents could’ve been under our tree.
He gave you a gift you can’t unwrap on Christmas day.
So to you my friends I have one wish.
You’ll remember my son’s Christmas Gift.

I know it’s Christmas morning in a few days.
It makes it that much harder, what I have to say.
I just got the notice, I didn’t want to hear.
He died for our Country, I’m shedding lots of tears.
I am so proud of him and the man he has become.
I had to write this letter cause I know Christmas has come.
To tell you of a gift my son has given you.

CHORUS
He gave you future Christmases he could have spent with me.
He gave you all his presents could’ve been under our tree.
He gave you a gift you can’t unwrap on Christmas day.
So to you my friends I have one wish.
You’ll remember my son’s Christmas Gift

BRIDGE He gave up his wife and a child at home, a future with his family.

So to you my friends I have one wish, you’ll remember my son’s Christmas gift.

Copyright 2005 Ed Silver/BMI
edsilver@edwardsilver.com

Discography

All songs written and sung by Ed Silver. Recorded in Nashville with the likes of John Wesly Riles on background vocals, and many musicians who have played for many Nashville artists like Alan Jackson, Tobey Kieth and more.

"My Name is Julie" Song and Music Video Can be viewed at www.edwardsilver.com Inspired by the true story of a brave young girl who was dying of cancer who worried more about her family than herself.

"Letter to the Editor" Song and Video can be viewed at www.edwardsilver.com A tribute to Sgt. Micheal Taylor and a very special Christmas Card he sent to his mother. She received the card in the mail just hours before the military arrived at her home to tell her her son died that same day.

"I'm Sure I Can Make You Smile" Song and Video already shot will be available soon.

"My Imaginary Place" a song dedicated to the military kids who have to wait at home for their soldier parents.

"I feel Like" A funny song about some people who make you very angry.

"When I Woke Up This Morning I Had My Dream" A song dedicated to his wife Susie.

And many more.

Set List

Generally sets depend on location and requirements of production. Example: military base more patriotic songs and songs of family. All songs are original. Some songs are sung with video playing on screen in back of Ed Silver. Typical songs include those listed in dicography. Ed also does something that has gone over very well every where ever he sings. He picks someone in love from the audience and writes a love song for them right on stage off the top of his head just by having them say how they feel about each other. Then sometimes he has kids give him some words then he puts them into a song. Kids love it.