Stolen Silver

Stolen Silver

Go Long Mule

Thu, October 27, 2011

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

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Stolen Silver
Stolen Silver
Stolen Silver is the musical culmination of a decade-long friendship between songwriters Levi Britton and Dan Myers. It's a union that dates back to their days as roomates in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, one that entails a history as previous touring bandmates, collaborators, and, most importantly, singers. Their voices are instruments, effortless and vital to their mutual craft. On their self-titled EP co-produced with John Ovnik, their styles swerve along a spectrum that spans from Indie-Folk to Americana, from Pop-Rock to more explorative soundtrack moments where the spaces in the songs are equally important to their narrative, undoubtedly due to Myer's work as a film composer. This new chapter takes them into unfamiliar territory both in the studio and on the stage, where ideas are fresh and nothing is left unattempted. Their sound is quickly evolving, as is their lineup. Since their initial vision of a folk duo, they've expanded to a full six-piece assembly, a determined collection of seasoned multi-instrumentalists and drummers. Half the band resides in Chicago while the other hails from Traverse City, Michigan- a circumstance that forces them out on the road yet leaves plenty of room for both immediacy and intimacy to take shape.

Still in their first year, praise continues to build. Their hard work has already taken them to headlining bills at LA's Hotel Café and Chicago's renowned venues Hideout and Schubas, where they hosted a month-long residency in February. They've earned the seal of approval from WXRT and WLUW Radio, WGN-TV, UR Chicago, the Tribune's Red Eye, and they've released a video for their single "Carbon Copy" while recently popping up in the tastemaker blogosphere. Spots in the audience become harder to snag as they continue to weave fresh material into their live shows, and the next year sees Stolen Silver touring while recording follow-up material that stands to build the perfect acoustic facade while expertly demolishing it, rising in it's place a structure of challenging hooks, golden-layered harmonies, and a latticework of electric guitars, keyboard atmospheres and percussive textures that still wouldn't be out of place with where they've come from. It shouldn't be long before the rest of America gets to watch this happen.
Dan Myers and Levi Britton met in Traverse City, MI before Dan was old enough to consume alcohol, and Levi had just graduated from high school. As fate would have it, they were both hired to be in the Golden Garter Review, a group created by a wonderful tourist attraction called Dill’s Olde Town Saloon that would recruit musically talented college students from colleges in the Midwest to come play for hungry crowds.

After developing a strong friendship throughout their time together in the GGR, the two moved to Chicago and spent four years as roommates in the Logan Square neighborhood writing songs every night and appearing as fixtures in the locals bars. In 2001, they started a successful, critically acclaimed acoustic four- piece pop band called Down the Line, whom they have released five albums and toured with extensively. Additionally, Dan regularly plays violin and sings vocals with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band and writing songs for major movie studios. His most recent placement was in The Weinstein Company’s Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil.

As time has passed, Levi is back in Traverse City ,both guys are married to wonderful women, and finally those long nights of writing sessions are paying off through their new art folk duo Stolen Silver.
Go Long Mule
Go Long Mule
Pieced together after a series of fateful barroom encounters, Go Long Mule has created a style that is as much cheers and laughter as it is a drunken brawl. This group of multi-instrumentalists renders tales of the beauty parlor and the junkyard alike with the stylings of rag-and-bones folk, roots-rock, and psychedelia. Accessible yet indefinable, this sonic collage stitched by this wayfaring bevy is perhaps best described as nothing more than a reflection of the band’s multifarious members. Ryan Anderson’s melodic rambling combines the shipwrecked lyricism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the wit and wisdom of Tom Waits. The group is rounded out by Steve Leaf on guitar, Dan Ingenthorn on bass, Mark Zoller on drums, and Isaac Lyons on keys. They released their debut record "Kissing the Gunner's Daughter" in the summer of 2011. Their sophomore record "Albion" was released in 2013.
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com