"an incredible singer-songwriter right in our backyard" Program Director Marc 'Mookie' Mazcor, 88.5FM (KCSN) Los Angeles
Arielle Silver is a consummate storyteller whose rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her many homes, tours, and travels across the American heartland. The daughter of a guitar-strumming architect and a religious educator, Arielle was raised on folk festival fields and synagogue pews. Her concerts and educational workshops for creative spirits of all kinds are moving experiences that celebrate the timeless power of music and stories to connect, inspire, heal, and empower.
After a decade break from performing to focus on literary writing and Eastern philosophy, her fourth album, A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES (2020), is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life. Arielle’s return to music is a testament to her renewal of inspiration, the rekindling of dreams, and the redemptive power of connective compassion that defines her artistry.
A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES got a boost as tastemaker DJ Marc "Mookie" Maczor featured her singles on KCSN 88.5FM in Los Angeles. Songs from more than half the album have been recognized in various songwriting competitions, including the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Great American Song Contest, and Music City Song Star, and featured on NPR’s Up Close And Acoustic, selected as a Favorite Album of the year at Americana Highways, and enthusiastically reviewed in American Songwriter, Guitar Girl, and more. Music Connection named Arielle in their Hot Unsigned Artists / Top Prospects, writing “Arielle Silver is a born communicator, an artist whose structured songwriting exudes intelligence and humanity. And the best part is, she's also got a knack for catchy pop hooks and fun arrangements.”