“Lovely songwriting and arrangements”
— The Boston Globe
Live Videos - 2019 Performances
MICRO BIO (67 words)
Arielle Silver's songs have the heart of Laurel Canyon, the pulse of Americana, and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. On the wings of a successful 2019 crowdfunding campaign, after a decade hiatus from performing as a singer/songwriter, she heads to the studio with new songs for her fourth album, A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES, slated for early 2020.
SHORT BIO (255 words)
Arielle Silver quit her songwriting career a decade ago. After touring with a band for 6 months in support of her 3rd album, she put away her guitar, moved to Los Angeles, and landed a behind-the-scenes job in the music business. After-hours she studied and taught yoga philosophy, won a few awards for her literary writing, got married, and performed at SoCal world music festivals as a background singer and instrumentalist.
But love comes when you least expect it. In 2018 Silver fell back in love with songwriting. She began performing at house concerts and in listening rooms. Despite 10 years off, in 2019 when Silver launched a crowdfunding campaign, she raised over $26k for a new Indie Folk Americana album: A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES. The collection of new songs -- about fireflies, wildfires, and shining a light into the darkness that can seem to eclipse even the brightest dreams -- is slated for release early 2020.
Produced by Shane Alexander and mixed by Brian Yaskulka (Lisa Loeb), the album features drummer Denny Weston Jr. (KT Tunstall), keyboardist Carl Byron (Rita Coolidge), bassist Darby Orr (Naked To The World), steel guitarist Jesse Siebenberg (Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real), and mandolinist Mike Mullins (David Grisman).
Silver's songs have been licensed internationally for Film/TV. She has performed at venues around the country, including Club Passim, 12th and Porter, and Eddie's Attic, with many of her favorite songwriters, including America, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Kris Delmhorst, St. Vincent, Jay Nash, Rebecca Loebe, Chris Pierce, and more.
Powerful vocals and songwriting with the heart of Laurel Canyon, the pulse of Americana, and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel.
On the wings of a wildly successful 2019 crowdfunding campaign, after a decade of self-exile from performing as a singer/songwriter, Los Angeles artist Arielle is currently in studio with a collection of songs inspired by fireflies and wildfires. Teaming with producer Shane Alexander, mixer Brian Yaskulka (The Rescues), drummer Denny Weston Jr. (KT Tunstall), keyboard/organist Carl Byron (Rita Coolidge), bassist Darby Orr (Gary Myrick & The Figures), steel guitarist Jesse Siebenberg (Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real), A THOUSAND TINY TORCHES is expected for release in early 2020.
Arielle's third album, SOMETHING PRETTY SOMETHING TRUE, was recorded in the blue hours of winter evenings with some of Boston’s best pickers, rockers, and Americana players. Along with her second album, ON THE DASHBOARD OF A SHAKY CAR, both released on independent label Passion Records and co-produced with Passion owner, Chris Florio, her songs were broadcast on AAA, college, and internet radio stations across the US and Canada.
Featuring what The Boston Globe called, “Lovely songwriting and arrangements,” the lush harmonies on SOMETHING PRETTY and DASHBOARD showcase an array of exceptional musicians, including Adam Ollendorff (Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson) on pedal steel, dobro, baritone guitar; celloist/singer Lindsay Mac (Michelle Shocked, Catie Curtis); drummer/percussionist Scott Manley (Mare Wakefield, Moving Picture Show); bassist Mariana Iranzi (Golden Nappa Award); jazz trumpeter, Forbes Graham (Wild May, Violetville); and violin/violist Andy Eggleston (The Bluegrass Revolution).
Prior to her move to Los Angeles, Arielle toured extensively through New England, the mid-Atlantic region, and nationally. Her songs have been licensed nationally and internationally for Film/TV, and she has performed for song lovers in house concerts, acoustic listening rooms, and festivals across the U.S., including Club Passim, 12th and Porter, Eddie's Attic, and Genghis Cohen. She has shared stages with many of her favorite songwriters, including America, Elizabeth & the Catapult, Kris Delmhorst, St. Vincent, Jay Nash, Rebecca Loebe, Mare Wakefield, and Kevin Fisher.
Also an essayist and poet, Arielle’s literary work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and more, and has appeared in Matador Review, Moment, Lilith Magazine, Under The Gum Tree, Brevity, Jet Fuel Review, among others.
"Lovely songwriting and arrangements"
"Silver first seduces with a rich, highly emotional voice. Though her arty, lyrical flair reflects Ani DiFranco, Joni Mitchell and even Jane’s Addiction, it’s a very personal modern rock approach."
Performing Songwriter Magazine:
"Silver’s tough-yet-tender vocals move through the space where Lou Reed meets Chrissie Hynde, ensuring that Something Pretty Something True lives up to its name and then some."
Raleigh Spectator (NC):
"Beautifully throaty, melodic voice belting meticulous poems... a truly talented songwriter"
Lancaster Barfly (PA):
"...a patische of finely tuned female-fronted folk rock that hangs around the meeting point between Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and Beth Orton."
Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange:
"Vocally akin to Chrissie Hynde with an Armatrading shade and powered by an impressive and expansive folk funk a la Dave Matthews, Silver's first full-length studio CD — recorded 'twixt rush hour and bedtime on Boston's south side' — deserves as much attention as we can manage to give it."
Nashville Songwriter Association International, regional director:
"Sultry vocals, intimate lyrics, layered flawlessly over elegant musical arrangements, make singer/songwriter Arielle Silver's unique style of alternative jazz-infused pop a refreshing and exciting new addition to today's AAA market."
Northeast Performer Magazine:
"poetic lyrics... fantastic songs... this record traverse(s) a range of emotional terrain before the adventure is over."
"You could fall miles into Arielle Silver’s powerful voice.... [Silver] delves deep into life and extracts the deepest of emotions."
The Noise (MA):
"There’s a perfect voice and perfect musicianship on this... an urgency, passion, and honesty in the voice and intelligence in the writing and arranging... a melancholy that hangs over this that just seems right."