Erika & Steve

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Erika and Steve – Brooklyn House Concert

We’re screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-9-31-45-amplaying a stripped down duo show at the home of our good friends Kira Smith and Pete Sinjin on December 2nd. Pete will play a few songs to start, then we’ll play a set, then we’ll do some stuff together. Everyone will BYOB. Friends and neighbors and strangers will fill a home with music. There’ll be stuff to eat. The world is complicated right now. We won’t attempt to fix that, but we’ll have a good time singing for all those interested. Full info is here. Join us!

Willie’s “Red Headed Stranger” at Joe’s Pub

Stescreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-4-39-55-pmve and a host of his pals (including Little Silver’s Ray Rizzo) will perform Willie Nelson’s cowboy operetta “Red Headed Stranger” at Joe’s Pub in NY, NY on Saturday November 26th. Michael Arthur will be on hand to “live-illustrate” the tale of love and betrayal as it unfolds.

This record has gotten a staggering amount of play on Little Silver’s combined stereos and assorted devices through the years, and it’s a great honor to give it a whirl at a spot like Joe’s Pub. Tickets are here, and the Facebook event is here. If you’re at ease with food and family gatherings, come give thanks with us!

News afoot: SOMEWHERE YOU FOUND MY NAME is almost here!

I believe we, Little Silver, began recording this album in February of 2014, moments before our second daughter was born. Needless to say her arrival set us back some, and it’s just now that we’re putting the finishing touches on this full-band, full-length record.

Recording over 2.5 years means that some songs have come and gone and some new ones have taken their place; the result is a swirly, lush, driving, evocative odyssey. On this gray, cold and oddly beautiful October day, I couldn’t be more excited about the moment when we bring this collection your way, so stay tuned!

Hootin’ Again at Threes Brewing, 4.13.16

We sing a host of songs, traditional and non, with a songbook for all to follow and it’s a big ol’ sing-and-play-along. Bring an instrument and your voice, or just come listen as you pore (pour? ha!) over Threes Brewing’s comprehensive beer list.

We last hosted one of these back in November and everyone left with a happy feeling and that sometimes needed reminder that music is for everyone. If you’re thinking about it, you need not any longer – come!

The Three Ring Bender Presents: The Hootenanny!

April 13, 2016 @ 8:30

Threes Brewing – 333 Douglass Street in Brooklyn

Presenting the THREE RING BENDER

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Ray and I very pleased to announce our monthly residency, called the Three Ring Bender, at Threes Brewing! Each month we’ll learn a bunch of songs — or just plain play them regardless of our level of learning — and invite a musical conspirator out on a limb with us. Early confirmed guests include Pete Galub, Sohrab Habibion, and Annie Nero. Come see how we fare….

 

Some back pages

Just received this fan-video of “Salvador Sanchez” (a Sun Kil Moon cover) from a house concert we played in San Francisco two years ago! Thanks Chris – it was fun to hear one of those ‘Dress Up’ tunes in action.

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Aaaaaaannnnnd, a 3 year old photo I came across from our friends’ wedding in the Adirondacks. Just ’cause.

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The People’s Garden

Both the J train and the rain were well-timed overhead, and we had a total ball. Here we are shaking our booty, and celebrating a wedding anniversary and several successive years of shows at this stupendous garden, a totally out-of-time and out-of-place spot in Bushwick. The kindest folks around in attendance. Happy end of summer!

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Mission Studio photos

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We recorded an album’s worth of basic tracks this spring at Brooklyn’s Mission Studios in Brooklyn. It was the first time that we’ve had the chance to really settle in for several days of recording with Ray and David, and we wanna do it again, like right now. So fun (and Erika was even 8 months pregnant…). Here’s a link to a photo gallery, all courtesy of Patrick McNulty. Links to music coming before long!

The Littlest Silver (part 2)

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Samantha Adelaide Curtis, born April 17th, shown here in her natural habitat with her sister Hazel.

Rock Shop Thanks

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We had so much fun at Rock Shop the other night. Here it’s making Steve get all bendy. Thanks to all who came, and special thanks to The Go-Kartel (get a website!!) and Steve Shiffman and the Land of No for joining us. Both of ’em rocked it.

The Getaway

20131101_163956…so a band drives into the mountains to write some songs. Read all about it.

More love for Sun Kil Moon cover

Our cover of “Salvador Sanchez” found itself among some very fine company on this mixtape from Wake the Deaf. It truly is an excellent mix. It kept Erika in the house for almost a full day, listening, when it first came out….

“Stolen Souvenir” video by Peter Hamlin & Nina Frenkel

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Peter Hamlin and Nina Frenkel took this song on a dreamy, animated ramble, and we’re totally dumbstruck and thrilled with what they came up with. Load the video fullscreen and give it a look… We also gave this little interview to IFC on the making of video for its premiere on their site. [and, hey, update: Nina and Peter won a 2012 International Motion Arts Award for this flick! Pretty serious stuff…]

“Little Silver Rocked – Yes Rocked – The Glasslands Gallery”

Speak Into My Good Eye ran this review of our show at Glasslands, which, it must be noted, was a very very fun night for us. Many thanks to The Inner Banks and Yellowbirds for helping cram a chilly night with great music.

Secret Sound Shop – Basement Tapes

Our buddies from Secret Sound Shop spent some time with us in a dim and echoey basement a few months back, and they wrote this good post as record of the event. We served up renditions of Sleep til Morning and Food From the Cow, all amidst some real basement flotsam.

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The Unimaginable

My Old Kentucky Blog calls out Little Silver’s utter gall in taking on Sun Kil Moon on our covers record, and then comes around to say that, well, it’s a pretty great cover. Check out their premiere of the track here.

New Song for Gregory Crewdson Documentary

We were got the chance to record this cover of the Speedies’ “Let Me Take Your Photo” for a new film from our friend Ben Shapiro called Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

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 The track, which was written by Crewdson’s band growing up, closes the movie out, and it was lotsa fun. Want to hear the original? Believe us, you do. Here.

The film premiered at SXSW, has since shown all over, and is gorgeous. Here’s some info. Get yourself to a screening, and stay settled in your seats to hear Little Silver croon as the end credits roll.

“Where We Met” video by Jim Collier

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We celebrated the release of our debut record with this video from the wond’rous Jim Collier. Jim’s worked with both of us in the past (he did this for Hem and this for the Sprinkle Genies), and he drove with us from Windsor Terrace to Coney Island one hot summer day.