Silver Thread Trio

Silver Thread Trio

 Tucson, Arizona, USA

According to KXCI DJ Laurie Starr, listening to Silver Thread Trio is like being seduced in church. We mix old-school American folk music in three-part harmony with our own takes on country, bluegrass, gospel and rock, and fill in the gaps with charming banter and washboard jokes.


In Tucson, Arizona's desert rock soundscape, Silver Thread Trio plays the standout role of the muse. Saccharine and sultry, they inject a softness and grace into a music scene that readily soaks up what they have to offer in the way of ethereal vocal arrangements that can soften the hardest of hearts. Their seamless three-part harmonies are their signature, and they breathe new life into century-old gospel, folk, and bluegrass tunes, charming audiences with every performance. They are an arresting, original alt-Americana act.

The angelic voices behind Silver Thread Trio are washboard-strumming Caroline Isaacs, banjo-plucking Gabrielle Pietrangelo, and guitar-picking Laura Kepner-Adney. When they aren't busy mesmerizing audiences on stage, Isaacs runs a non-profit social justice organization, Pietrangelo is a yoga instructor and elementary school music teacher, and Kepner-Adney makes jewelry and tends bar.

Formed in 2006 while involved in a Tucson women's choral ensemble, they initially intended to hit the wedding gig circuit. Their very name, Silver Thread Trio, was the respectable moniker chosen while pursuing this musical avenue. When they realized the love songs in their repertoire often ended in tragedy and despair, they decided it was time to ditch the nuptials and involve themselves in the local music scene.

No stranger to collaborative efforts, Silver Thread Trio has contributed vocals for local and national acts such as Brian Lopez, Howe Gelb, Marianne Dissard, Ryanhood, Calexico, and Amos Lee.

Trigger and Scythe, their highly anticipated sophomore release, is the follow-up to their stunning 2008 self-titled debut. Thanks to an exceedingly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Tucson community eagerly helped them raise almost twice the amount they needed to produce this latest record. They have tapped engineer Jim Waters (who recorded Sonic Youth in the 1990s) to oversee production, and are going all-out to capture the essence of their sound. They have toured extensively all over the state of Arizona and have plans to expand their reach to a wider national and international audience.

To learn more about Silver Thread Trio, visit their web site at

RIYL: The Be Good Tanyas, The Wailin' Jennys, Po' Girl


Silver Thread Trio (Old Bisbee Records, 2008)
Tucson Songs (Compilation), "Who Killed Cock Robin?" (Le Pop Musik, 2011)
Luz de Vida (Compilation), "Mockingbird" (Music Against Violence, 2011)
Trigger and Scythe (to be self-released January 28, 2012)