Theodore Irvin Silar
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Theodore Irvin Silar

Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States

Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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Discography

CDs of original music available:

ROCK AND ROLL
Harsh Fate (with the Ghastly Fops rock and roll band)

COUNTRY
3-Song Country Demo
One Innocent Man (with Tom Walz)

NEW ORLEANS STYLE (WITH PIANO)
Ararat Songs

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I have played cocktail jazz in classy restaurants, boogie woogie in smoky dives, old time country in rural fire halls, electric blues in Austin roadhouses, and original rock and roll at Keystone Berkeley, among other styles and venues. Just for a kicker, I studied jazz piano in San Francisco with Wilbert Baranco, a jazz master who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Johnny Otis, and Cab Calloway. He discovered Charles Mingus and arranged, composed, and conducted soundtrack music during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Also, I studied classical music with Julliard-educated Harold Evans, who studied in Paris with the legendary Nadia Boulanger, who studied with Faure, who studied with Niedermeyer, who studied with Moscheles, who worked with Beethoven, putting me approximately 6 degrees of separation from Beethoven.

Songwriting Awards
1. Honorable Mention 2007 Billboard World Songwriting Contest for song, “One Innocent Man.”
2. Honorable Mention 2007 Unisong International Songwriting Contest, for song, “Cell Phone Call from Iraq.”
3. Top 20 Finalist 2007 Unisong International Songwriting Contest, for song, “Sally and Johnny.”
4. Special Mention 2007 MusicAid International Music Awards (UN-sponsored song contest)
5. Honorable Mention 2008 Peacedriven Songwriting Award, for song “Afghan Lullaby.”