The Silver Hearts
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The Silver Hearts


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"Winnipeg Folk Festival"

"In the last set for the day stages on Sunday afternoon, and the definite highlight of the entire weekend, Peterborough's The Silver Hearts took the stage. They entertained the hot, humid crowd with their captivating blend of Dixieland meets Jim Jarmusch music, making for a strange, splendid set and also the perfect ending to a wonderful festival." Stacy Abramson - Exclaim!

"Vancouver Folk Festival Program"

"We have presented a lot of musical groups on these verdant shores over the last quarter-century or so, but never a group quite like The Silver Hearts." - Vancouver Folk Festival

"14 piece Silver Hearts play country blues hybrid"

"Once in a while you attend one of those gigs where a band you've never heard of catches you totally by surprise. Last year it was Peterborough's Silver Hearts that performed this feat with a last minute weeknight gig at The Marquee Club." Stephen Cooke - Halifax Herald


"Triumphant, passionate and inspiring are not adjectives that usually describe showcase gigs. Yet Peterborough's finest folkestra led a frenzied crowd with Sadie-ish country, barrelhouse blues, New Orleans hot jazz and otherwordly duets between the saw and theremin. Must be seen to be believed." Michael Barclay - Exclaim!


Live At The Gordon Best Theatre (2001)

No Place (2002)

Take This Hammer EP (2003)

Our Precious City (2006)

Dear Stranger (2007)



The Silver Hearts are a large musical ensemble from Peterborough, Ontario. The band is a collection of talented and seasoned musicians playing a dizzying array of instruments including piano, guitars, horns, strings, accordion, theremin and percussion. The band plays mostly original music and features several singers. Currently ranging from 8-10 members, we have played countless concerts and festivals across Canada, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Toronto Harbourfront Centre, Peterborough Folk Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Mariposa, Toronto Jazz Festival, Canadian Music Week, Pop Montreal, NXNE and Mariposa-in-the-City. The band has recorded five albums and received repeated acclaim for our memorable live performances. The band has been the subject of numerous documentaries and articles in national newspapers and music magazines. Our album “No Place” received CBC Bandwidth’s Album of the Year AND garnered the same radio show’s Live Performance of the Year. The Silver Hearts also won the 2006 Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Blues Artist.

2010 was a special year for The Silver Hearts. It was our 10th anniversary and we were one of only two Canadian acts to be invited to play at the prestigious Arabaki Festival in Sendai, Japan in May. In 2011, we are revisiting some old and forgotten material for a recording this coming fall. We want to continue playing interesting concerts and festivals and sharing our music and our show with the people!