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Deborah Silverstein and the Band of Erics
Deborah Silverstein: "An evocative singer-songwriter with a fanciful edge. Her Americana music is rich in harmony and rooted in mountain melody."
Deborah has been a presence on the Boston area acoustic music scene since the mid 70's when she was a founding member of the New Harmony Sisterhood Band. She broke onto the national scene with her solo album, "Around the Next Bend" (on the Flying Fish/Rounder label), which was nominated for Best Folk Album of the Year in the Boston Music Awards. In recent years, Deborah performed with the 4woman a capella group, Taproot. Taproot recorded two CD's which include many of Deborah's original compositions.
Her song, "Draglines" about strip mining in hometown in W. PA, became an environmental anthem, recorded by among others, Peggy Seeger and Dolores Keene, a mainstay of the lrish folk scene.
Deborah is performing currently on the acoustic circuit with singing partner, Eric Wells, contributing stunning guitar and vocal harmony accompaniment. In addition, local acoustic bass hero, Eric Levenson, provides his spot on rhythm and, when available, multi-instrumentalist Eric Kilburn contributes mandolin, dobro and vocals. Along with these and other fine local musicians, Deborah recorded her first new album of all originals in 30 years, Precious Time
Together, Deborah and her Band of Erics capture the lyrical and musical essence of Singer-Songwriter Americana at its finest.
Roslindale Open Mike