Eve

Silber

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Eve Silber is a singer, songwriter and guitar-player born and based in New York City. A sultry voiced songsmith and accomplished guitarist, she is best known performing a repertoire of swinging jazz originals and standards regularly in New York City’s oldest jazz joints. “She’s not only very good…she’s interesting! I can sit and listen happily for as long as she wants to sing and play.” Dave Van Ronk 

 

Eve received much of her training in NYC's West Village under the tutelage of the great Dave Van Ronk. She became a regular on the songwriter scene, recording with Fast Folk (now archived in The Smithsonian), and performing at the The Bottom Line (emergeing as activist for its ill fated fight to stay open). Studying traditional ragtime and blues guitar with Van Ronk she appeared repeatedly as his opening act, and for one memorable summer she toured in California with Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Eventually, she ended up one of many in a long line of hosts for The Speakeasy’s legendary hootenanny. Eve released an album of oringal songs (”In My Life and Times”) derived and dedicated to her studies with Dave Van Ronk. Continuing her guitar training with virtuosos Frank Christian and Roni Ben Hur, Eve ultimately left the world of open mikes and folk festivals to take residence in NYC jazz venues performing with some of New York’s most loved and hardest working horn players (including Michael Hashim, Steve Gluzband, J. Walter Hawkes and Daniel Pearson). In 2005 she released “Wasn’t There A Dream”, an album of original and standard jazz tunes produced by drummer Willie Martinez.

 

Just befoe the Occupy movement erupted in NYC, Eve began writing songs on political themes again. Engaging in the movement, (including as host for WBAI’s Occupy Wall Street Radio) she continued writing issue-based songs such  as “We Got No Time for Time“, “We’re Rolling” (for Strike Debt), "Will My Son Be Next" (#BlackLivesMatter), and “This Revolution Is Not Leaving” which became a frequently sung anthem in the streets and led the march and concert for Occupy’s first anniversary event. 

 

 

 

 “What About Climate Change” is dedicated to the memory of Father Paul Mayer, who devoted the last chapter of his long life as an activist to the crisis of climate change. "We must now fall in love with the earth again." Father Paul Mayer

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