The Silver Hearts

The Silver Hearts

BandFolkJazz

A mixture of western roots, tin-pan-alley, blues and ragtime that has been described at various times as a "beer orchestra", "ghost town western music," "music for an Irish wake" and "a brothel blues orchestra."

Biography

“Brothel Blues”… “A Saloon Symphony”… “Ghost Town Orchestra”… “The Muppets meet Harry Smith’s Anthology of Folk Music”..”Music to rob trains by”… For the past five years, Peterborough’s The Silver Hearts have drawn comparisons as unique as their music. With a membership ranging from 12-17, and instrumentation consisting of the standard drums, bass, guitar, piano and the more obtuse, sousaphone, theramin, trombone, trumpet, harmonicas, and accordion, The Silver Hearts have established their own blend of burlesque swing, southern gospel, pre-war blues, field hollers: Exciting music, rooted in tradition.

Discography

No Place - http://cdbaby.com/cd/silverhearts2
Our Precious City - http://cdbaby.com/cd/silverhearts
Play Rain Dogs - http://cdbaby.com/cd/silverhearts3
Dear Stranger (w. Andre Ethier) - http://cdbaby.com/cd/silverhearts4