“Lovely songwriting and arranging” - Jim Sullivan
— The Boston Globe
“An urgent commanding vocal that melds KT Tunstall with Florence and the Machine... We love this track!”
“There was something about "Someone Else's Dream" that just pulled me in and didn’t let go. The melody, the lyrics… I had to listen to this song over and over again.”
— Folk Radio DJ Jon Stein, Hootenanny Cafe - WTBQ / WJFF Radio Catskill
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The heart of Laurel Canyon, the soul of the Chelsea Hotel.
"Arielle Silver is a born communicator, an artist whose structured songwriting exudes intelligence and humanity." -- Music Connection (Hot 100 Unsigned Artists / Top Prospects 2020)
Los Angeles-based Arielle Silver took a decade hiatus from performing and touring across the US, but returned to the stage in 2019, and in 2020 played over 80 shows, including livestream shows from her backyard shed. From there, she released her new AAA singer-songwriter album, "A Thousand Tiny Torches," which has garnered top reviews in American Songwriter, Americana UK, For Folk's Sake, and more.
A consummate storyteller, Arielle crafts songs that are luminous, literate, and alive. Her rich, expressive alto voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo the American heartland. The narratives on her new album, which was supported by a successful crowdfunding campaign, crosscut exacting details with universal themes about the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.
In addition to performing, Arielle's songs have been licensed for film/TV; her literary work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets Anthology; and she hosts a weekly livestream on books and songs, Tomes & Tunes, with media partner FAR-West. In the time of COVID, Arielle has also taken her 12+ years of yoga teaching and retreat leading experience to launch an online yoga studio.
Singer-songwriter Arielle Silver has the heart of Laurel Canyon and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. A consummate storyteller, her rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo travels across the American heartland. Her latest album, A Thousand Tiny Torches, is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.
Festivals: RoadNation Livestream Road-less Series (Twitch), BhaktiFest (Joshua Tree), Lowell Summer Music Festival (Massachusetts), Moksha Fest (Los Angeles), Ahimsa Festival (Los Angeles)
Radio: KPFK-FM (Los Angeles), KSKA-FM (Anchorage), WXIR-FM, WVTF-FM, WFWM-FM, Gimme Country, WXOJ, WMNF-FM, WXKW, WXOJ, KZCT, WTBQ-FM, KWSS-FM, KC Cafe Radio, BluesandRootsRadio.com, Radio Wigwam (UK), KAXE, KCAC, KSMF, KUMD, KXUL, KZRC, WRRW, WSCB (and more here)
Venues: Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Club Passim (Boston), John Anson Ford Amphitheater (Los Angeles), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta), 12th and Porter (Nashville), The Middle East (Boston), The Evening Muse (Charlotte, NC), The Lizard Lounge (Boston), John & Peter's (New Hope, PA), Fitzgerald's (Houston)
2020: International Songwriting Competition Semifinalist (Headlights)
2020: Music City SongStar Semifinalist (Someone Else's Dream, What Really Matters)
2020: Music Connection: Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands / Top Prospects 2020
2020: Americana Highways: Reader's Favorite Albums 2020 (#15)
2020 ASCAP Foundation Country Songwriting Workshop in honor of Garth Brooks
2020 The Grey Eagle Radio Show / Mark Skin Radio - Top Songs of 2020 (What Really Matters)
2019: Timber and Steel: The Best Folky Christmas Songs of 2019
2020: American Songwriter: Daily Discovery
2020: Official pick for The Alex Theatre 90th Birthday Celebration, Glendale, CA ("Headlights") - September 2020
2020: Official pick for the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission Virtually Burbank Showcase ("Headlights") - November 2020
2019: American Songwriter Lyric Contest: 2nd Place ("The Calling")
“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. ”