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March 2019

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SUN

Colby Maddox & Barb Silverman

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

7:00 pm to
9:00 pm

773 549-2663

Prize-winning bluegrass player Colby Maddox teams up with "folk festival in a box" Barb Silverman for a rich night of country harmonies, on-fire fiddling, impeccable mandolin solos, and washboard surprises.

9
SAT

Barb Silverman (extra Teflon)

Women's War Songs Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

3:30 pm to
5:00

773 728-6000

Sing and celebrate women's role in the World War II and post-war era, capturing the hits that highlight riveters, bread-winners, and heroines. That musical break-through influenced later black female groups. We will sing anthems from The Dinning Sisters and Andrews Sisters, Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, and The Shirelles. Led by Barbara Silverman Price $25 ($24 members)
www.oldtownschool.org

19
TUE

Barb Silverman

Private Mini-concert
Wesley Place
1415 W Foster
Chicago, IL

10:00 am

773-485-3363

Private mini-concert at residential assisted building

April 2019

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FRI

Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

7:00 pm to
9:00 pm

773 549-2663

Show up early and order some Hoppin Jack or Catfish Dinner at delightful cozy Wishbone North (or just a bubbly water) and enjoy this free concert of Banjo Steve and Washboard Barb (plus lot of other instruments.) Great desserts too.

June 2019

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SUN

Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

House Concert
Brands Home
4444 N Francisco
Chicago, IL

4:00 pm to
6:00 pm

312 307-9027

Lovely backyard concert near the Chicago River where Steve and Barbie will once again render golden chestnuts from country and swing coffers. Light refreshments, BYOB. Phone Andrea 312 307-9027 or email andreabbrands@yahoo.com for reservations.
andreabbrands@yahoo.com

July 2019

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THU

Silver Beam Dance Band

Private Party
Dekoven Center
21st Street
Racine, WI

7:00 pm

773-485-3363

Barn dance called by Barb with her talented dance band, plus a singing session led by Barb for the Total Vocal Freedom group from Illinois.

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February 2019

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Barb Silverman

Grab-A-Board-And Rub Washboard Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

New improved techniques for playing your new or vintage washboard. Rhythm patterns from basic shuffles to busier hits and slides to more intricate syncopations. Bring a board and metal bottle openers or thimbles. Join in the fun through multiple music styles.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

Silver Rose (Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen)

Brunch
Schuba's
3159 N Southport
Chicago, IL

Delicious food with delightful music, a Sunday brunch at historic Schuba's with folk favorites Barbie and Steve (Silver Rose) on banjo, guitar, fiddle, mando, washboard, bones and golden harmonies. Country to swing to you name it.

Barb Silverman

University of Chicago Folk Festival Harmony Singing Workshop
Ida Noyes Hall
59th Street
Chicago, IL

Come one come all, sing easy 2-part, exciting 3 and 4-part harmonies from rollicking bluegrass to swing chestnuts. Barb leads with ease, vigor and encouragement. Join the resonant fun.
www.uofcfolk.org

Teflons and Sunny Side Up

12th Annual After-Brunch Bash
Fitzgerald's
6615 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL

OUR 12TH YEAR!! The Teflons Country Swing Sextet and Sunnyside Up Bluegrass Quartet--two dynamic sets of music plus swing and square dance numbers sprinkled through. Capri brunch table service. Good taste all the way round.
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

January 2019

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Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

The Steve and Barbie Show
Kirstimon House (Steve's Mom)
2025 N. Sherman
Evanston, IL 60201

In this comfortable and delicious Evanston home, the Silver Rose duo will again mando-banjo-washboard-clog-bone-guitar their way through harmonies of classic country and vintage swing. Plus some originals and some tin pan alley favorites. Best by reservation
kirstimon@sbcglobal.net

Barb Silverman

How To Build Vocal Harmony Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Grasp the building blocks of harmony singing woven into folk songs, vintage rock, western swing and gospel gems. We will soar through some familiar songs and also venture out on some exciting new stacks and counterpoints.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

December 2018

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Eric Zorn, Mary Schmich, Barb Silverman, Anna Jacobson, Steve Rosen, Lani Lee, Zacbe Pichardo, Aaron Smith, Fred Campeau, Tylers and more

Songs of Good Cheer
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

The annual 6-show run of Songs of Good Cheer celebrates its 20th year!! Be part of the harmony singing, the horn blowing, the string bending and the holiday joy. Every year this show outdoes itself. This year, multiply by 20.
www.oldtownschool.org

Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

New Year's Eve Song Fest
Beck Private Party
xxxx
Evanston, Illinois

Private Party Song Fest

November 2018

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Barb Silverman, Colby Maddox

60's Hits
Private Event Birthday Party
xxxxx
Chicago, IL

A smorgasbord of hits from the 60's from Beatles to Grateful Dead to CCR and on.

Barb Silverman

Mini-concert
Wesley Place
1415 W Foster
Chicago, IL

Mini concert, private.

Trio Michelle, Jordan, Barb

Lincoln School Barn Dance
1111 S Grove Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

Annual Scouts Barn Dance with spirited old time music

Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

Croatian Cultural Center Multi-Ethnic Fest
Croatian Cultural Center Community Festival
2845 W Devon
Chicago, IL 60659

A multi-ethnic community-wide festival of music and performing arts. Celebrate our diversity! Check Croatian Cultural Center website for more.

Barb Silverman

Singing Fest (private event)
Sunrise Residence Sing
2600 Clark St
Chicago, IL

Private event for residents

October 2018

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Place

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Barb Silverman

Relax on Stage
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Take advantage of this special workshop to enhance performances. Discover the tools that help you address an audience in an intimate, humorous and relaxed way. We will explore improvisation, sharing short bits of your stories and anecdotes to add to your stage act. Learn to set your audience at ease and keep your spontaneity intact.
www.oldtownschool.org

Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman (alias Silver Rose)

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Silver Rose hits the stage once again at the acoustically rich, cozy, delicious Wishbone North. They've added a couple of doozies, plus their standard fare of country faves, swing chestnuts, and unpredictable humor. Easy parking!

September 2018

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Barb Silverman, Matt Brown and more

Berkeley Public Library
1637 Taft Avenue
Berkeley, IL

Barb calls Square Dancing for a large group of youngers with Matt Brown and his team providing music.

Barb Silverman

Block party
5300 Lakewood Street
Chicago, IL

Barb calls Square Dancing for this annual block party with the best chili competitions in the city, if you ask Barb.

Barb Silverman

Mini-concert
Wesley Place
1415 W Foster
Chicago, IL

Mini concert, private.

Barb Silverman

How To Build Vocal Harmony
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60618

Open to all, so jump in with your comrades to build simple two-part, stacked three-part and weaving counterpoint of Swing and Doo Wop. We will unite our voices for a stirring blend of country and pop with Barb, veteran of national radio, regional fests, Chicago stages.

The Teflons and many more

Old Town School Armitage Turns 50.
Old Town School of Folk Music
909 W Armitage
Chicago, IL 60614

The Teflons Country-Swing Quintet, harmonizers extraordinaire, join a dozen other acts for a 50 year celebration of the historic Armitage building. Don't miss this rich fiesta.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman

Mini-concert
Wesley Place
1415 W Foster
Chicago, IL

Mini concert, private.

August 2018

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Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Private Event
XXXX
Mundelein, IL

Vintage music and a dab of square dancing provided for a pre-wedding celebration. Some popular classics, some show tunes, and a couple of circle and contra dances. Fun.

Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

Miller Beach Farmer's Market
Miller Beach
Lake Street and Highway 12
Miller, Indiana

Country, swing, and other gems bounce the market.

July 2018

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Silver Trio (Silverman, Rosen, Veras)

Hot Dog Event
Private Party
120 N LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60618

Private event for residents

Barb Silverman

Square Roots Festival
Education Tent
4544 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625

"Swing Thing" jam in the Education Tent just north of the Old Town School west building. Standards and some novelty songs, rich harmonies and some solos from whoever shows. Take the leap.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Miller Beach Farmer's Market
Miller Beach
Lake Street and Highway 12
Miller, Indiana

Inspiring the Lake Michigan waves to peak higher from a half mile away, Barb and Steve make the banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and their voices sing.

Barb Silverman

Old Town School of Folk Music
Harmony Workshop
4544 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60618

Now a quarterly event, Barb's Harmony Workshop draws the dabbler as well as the seasoned harmonizers with its two-part, three-part, four-part and counterpoint harmonies made simple and singable.
www.oldtownschool.org

June 2018

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Barb Silverman

Grab-A-Board-And Rub Washboard Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Scrape, glide, bang, tap and twiddle that board. Learn to accompany old time country and the lilting rhythms of swing. Bring your own board and a couple of thimbles or bottle openers.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

Mama Vat's Nu Orchestra: Silverman, Veras, Jacobson, Straeffer, Ramey

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival
Greater Chicago Jewish Festival Crain-Maling Stage
Cook County Forest Preserve, Oakton at Lehigh
Morton Grove, IL

The iconic Jewish Fest again welcomes the 5-star venerable "Mama Vat's Nu" in their inimitable ethnic swing featuring fiddles, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, washboard. Drink in their wild arrangements of historic Jewish hits and sweet harmonies.
jewishpocet.org

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen alias SILVER ROSE

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Back again soon by demand (of Steve's Mom) the inimitable pair rendering country chestnuts, swing favorites and sweet originals all framed by timely humor.

Barb Silverman

Battleground Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
Tippecanoe Battlefield Annual Festival
Tippecanoe Battlefield Grounds
Battleground, Indiana

Barb has been chosen as the first female MC at Battleground, hosting the big Saturday night concert with Liz Carroll, Rootchie Tootchie, Aaron Weinstein, and Volo Bogtrotters. She also offers her harmony skills in a 10 am workshop that morning. Don't miss this year's incredible beloved festival.

Barb Silverman and Steve Rosen

Miller Beach Farmer's Market
Miller Beach
Lake Street and Highway 12
Miller, Indiana

Steve and Barbie rock the Indiana dunes all the way to the lake with country and swing favorites at the homey Miller Beach Market for 3 delicious hours.

May 2018

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Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Steve and Barbie just can't quit adding on nuggets and chestnuts to their Silver Rose show. Come to the delicious, comfy and intimate Wishbone North, order a wine or some hopping jack, then sit back and ingest it all.

April 2018

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Barb Silverman

Harmony Workshop
Alsip-Merrionnette Park Public Library
11960 S. Pulaski Rd. Alsip, IL 60803)
Alsip, IL 60803

"Folk Festival In a Box" Barb Silverman brings her easy and inspiring coaching skills to yet another venue. A harmony arranger in multiple bands, Barb will lead the way with country, folk and swing chestnuts while participants' voices and spirits soar.

Silverman Trio

Trio In Concert
Fremont Public Library
1170 N Midlothian Rd
Mundelein, IL 60060

A retrospective of the great Jewish composers' music. The Silverman Trio boasts Barb Silverman of The Schticklers fame, violin master Rick Veras who hails from theatre productions and jazz combos, and the in-demand bass player Mitch Straeffer with his vast resume in jazz, classical and swing. All three performers are steeped in the musical traditions of the great Jewish songwriters.

Barb Silverman

Harmony Singing Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Now becoming a regular event, the inspiring harmony event for beginners, experienced, and in-between. Country two-part, lush three-part and some counterpoint classics from folk to blues to swing and round the block, easy and uplifting. Come one come all.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman, Rick Veras et al

Jewish B'Nai Mitzvah Reception
Temple Judea Mizpah
8610 Niles Center Road
Skokie, IL 60077

Private event Jewish and Pop

March 2018

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Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Private Party
Private Party
XXXX
Chicago, IL

Private Party

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

House Concert
Scott Wills Concert Series
1840 W. Eddy St.
Chicago, IL

Scott has kept the home fires burning and filled with intimate music for a decade or two. Once again Silver Rose graces his beautiful graystone living room with vintage country/swing and timely humor.
scott@scottwillsdesign.com

Barb Silverman

"Relax on Stage"
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

New and inspiring workshop on how to be engaging, humorous and relaxed on stage for your performances. Barb has a vast performance roster and is known for her easy and natural stage presence. Learn how.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barbara Silverman

Washboard Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Keep your washboard skills sharpened with yet another workshop by master rhythm-maker Barbie. Bring your own board, a couple of metal whatevers, and nimble fingers.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

February 2018

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Place

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Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Colby and Barb have a dynamic full-range show of bluegrass, old time, originals and tin pan alley favorites. Rick Veras stated, "This is one of the best duos ever I've ever heard."

Barb Silverman

University of Chicago Folk Festival Harmony Singing Workshop
U. of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall
59th Street
Chicago, IL

Annual soaring harmony event at the venerable U. of C. Fest for novice singers, two-part harmonizers, 3 and 4 layer part-singing groups covering chestnuts from early country, folk, spirituals and swing.
www.uofcfolk.org

Barb Silverman

Harmony Singing Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Another full house of singers from the novice to the experienced learning two-part parallel, three part more complex, and multiple part-singing harmonies. We've had a blast blending a dozen or two dozen voices. Join the fun for just $25.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

The Teflons & Sunnyside Up

11th Annual After-Brunch Bash
Fitzgerald's
6615 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL 60402

Going strong for our 11th year, the inimitable pairing of The Teflons Sextet and Sunnyside Up Quartet. Swing, bluegrass and dancing. A winning combination.
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

January 2018

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The Teflons

Teflons in Concert
Morton Grove Library
6140 Lincoln Av
Morton Grove, IL 60053

The Teflons quartet resurfaces for this sweet afternoon concert in lovely Morton Grove, intimate, relaxed and refreshing swing and vintage country.

Barb Silverman

Washboard Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Come drill the rhythm patterns you already learned in another workshop of Barb's, or learn for the first time the patterns of percussion that are exclusive to the washboard. Great fun and easy enough to capture. $25.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

Lake County Folk Club
Lake County Folk Club - Grayslake Heritage Center
164 Hawley Street, Grayslake IL
Grayslake, IL 60030

A long-time and venerable concert series, the Lake County Folk Club will host Colby and Barb, each accomplished band leaders who appear together at Midwest stages by special request. Colby is a prize winning Bluegrass mandolin and fiddle player, and Barb is a "folk festival in a box." Phone or text for tickets.
www.thelakecountyfolkclub.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Private event
Private event
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Chicago, IL

 

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