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"Living With War - Songs Of The Times"

SILAS on Neil Young's Living With War Today song list TOP PICKS -
SILAS tunes "WWJD?" and "A Thousand Children" are in the TOP PICKS that can be linked through Neil's site Living With War - Songs Of The Times.

- Neil Young


The new SILAS CD is in the current rotation on KLCC's FRESH TRACKS. 89.7 FM




GENRE: Alt-country rock, with a hint of politics and a hint of Jesus

"Can't stop thinking 'bout you," vocalist Todd Dennis sings over and over again on "Medicine Bow," the first track of SILAS' self-titled upcoming release. And he has a point. After putting this album on repeat a few times your thoughts have a certain country twang to 'em — they've been SILAS-ized. Dennis, Steve Arriola, Stephen Spatz, Scott Dillinger and Sean Brennan make up the alt-country band with a dash of jam and a pinch of roots-rock.

The juxtaposition of "Atlas" and "The Inland Empire" at the end of the album showcases the diversity of SILAS. "The Inland Empire" is revved up and rockin', like a good ol' backwoods hootenanny, while "Atlas" carries a melodic melancholy, liable to make you remember when the corn crop failed and Pop's three-legged dog, Lucky, had to be "taken out back." SILAS is quality contemporary country with that unmistakable Eugene influence. — Tim O'Rourke

Tim O'Rourke - Eugene Weekly "Locals Only" (May 18, 2006)
- Eugene Weekly


SILAS recently completed their first full length CD at Eugene's Gung-Ho Studio, with the immense creativity and technical wizardry of owner/engineer, Billy Barnett. Their self-titled debut was released in 2006. You can currently PURCHASE the CD online at


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SILAS' original music sprouted from a collective love of 20th century American music. The band's growing disdain for the current state of the union fed the down home passions of SILAS' uniquely American sound. The band achieves their rootsy sound by tending to the influences the members have soaked up over the years, inspired by music legends such as the Allman Brothers, JJ Cale, the Band and Elvis Costello as well as contemporary artists Ryan Adams, Son Volt and Wilco.

Hailing from the Willamette Valley of Oregon, SILAS was born in 2003. They have consistently developed and refined their original material in the Roots-Rock/Americana vein.
SILAS' inspired live performances have drawn favorable reviews from their fans', the "Silastines", who have applauded the "thoughtful songwriting" and "incredible musicianship" of the band members.