Silver Beam Music

January 2018

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7
SUN

The Teflons

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

2:00 pm

847 929-4220

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

20
SAT

Barb Silverman

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

3:30 pm to
5:15 pm

773 728-6000

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

21
SUN

Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

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

7:00 pm

847 602-8882

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

28
SUN

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Private event
Private event
- - - - -
Chicago, IL

4:30 pm

773-485-3363

 

February 2018

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9
FRI

Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

7:00 pm

773 549-2663

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."

10
SAT

Barb Silverman

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

2:30 pm

773-485-3363

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

17
SAT

Barb Silverman

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

3:30 pm to
5:15 pm

773 728-6000

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

25
SUN

The Teflons & Sunnyside Up

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

1:00 pm to
4:00

708 788-2118

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

March 2018

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10
SAT

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

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

6:00 pm

773-485-3363

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

April 2018

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WED

Silverman Trio

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

7:00 pm

847 918-3222

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.

- - past calendars - -

December 2017

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Eric Zorn, Mary Schmich, Barb Silverman, Chris Walz, Steve Rosen, Anna Jacobson, John Abbey, Lani Lee, Tylers Two, Zacbe Pichardo and more

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

Selling out again, five days of the Songs of Good Cheer Holiday Concert headed by Tribune icons Zorn and Schmich and supported by this stunning 12-musician cast. Multi-ethnic, multi-genre, multi-heartfelt. Five nights and two afternoons from Dec. 6-10.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman

Holiday Songs on the Washboard
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Let's glide our way through our favorite holiday songs on the washboard, from classic carols to Chanukah melodies to galloping pop tunes. For a mere $25 and a small stretch of your afternoon, you'l learn how to be the hot hit of your holiday parties.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman and The Silver Band

Evanston First Night
Evanston First Night
First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL

Joyous First Night hosts high profile musicians, great food wagons, and dancing! Join musician/caller Barb Silverman and her Silver Band heroes Chirps Smith, Steve Rosen, Matt Brown & Mitch Straeffer for first a Barn Dance and then a Country Swing Dance. A mere $30 gets you in to every event at First Night, this included!!
www.firstnightevanston

November 2017

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Jordan Michelle Barbie Trio

Annual Scouts Event
Oak Park School
XXXX
Oak Park, IL

Private barn dance for the scouts

The Teflons

Benefit for Puerto Rico and Mexico
Old Town School of Folk Music Maurer Hall
4544 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL

This multi-textured event brings 12 acts to the Maurer stage, from solo fiddlers to soul and swing bands. The proceeds go toward helping the needy areas destroyed by the hurricanes and disasters that hit our brethren and neighbors to the south. The Teflons should go on around 9:00 pm or after.
www.oldtownschool.org

Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman "Silver Rose"

Benefactors Brunch
Fork
4600 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Private event for the beneficent benefactors of the Old Town School. An informal concert/chitchat where Barb and Steve share their personal history, performance anecdotes and love of roots music.
www.oldtownschool.org

Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman "Silver Rose"

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend a few days before at the delicious Wishbone North, an intimate listening room with great food. Steve and Barbie present their priceless range of Americana country, folk and swing sprinkled with their timely humor.

October 2017

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Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

Grove Fest
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL

Join Colby and Barb's vintage old time duet and the Americana that graces two stages all day long, the rustic wooded setting, the hayrides, the pulled pork, the rhubarb pie a la mode.
www.thegroveglenview.org

Chirps Smith, Dave Landreth, Barb Silverman

Columbus Day Fest
Edward's Apple Orchard
7061 Centerville Rd, Poplar Grove, IL 61065
Poplar Grove, IL 61065

I am honored and privileged to play with two of the big dogs of old-time music fame, Chirps and Dave, for this festive fall event in the heart of the heartland, Poplar Grove.

Barb Silverman

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

Come sing harmony with a comfy, spirited group led by songstress and multi-band leader Barb Silverman. Lift your voice in two and three part country, folk, rock, and blend into one gorgeous sound.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

September 2017

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Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman

House Concert (private)
Private event
xxxxx
Riverwoods, IL

One of many house concerts of this dynamic duo of folk heroes.

Barb Silverman & Blackest Crow

Block party (private)
Block party
Lakewood Street
Chicago, IL

Barb calls square dances to the lively music of Blackest Crow.

August 2017

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Camp Songs Band: Bucky Halker, Chris Walz, Barb Silverman, Lani Lee and more

Navy Pier Lake Stage
600 E. Grand
Chicago, IL

Star-Studded Camp Band performs and celebrates their Smithsonian Folkways CD release of Camp Songs with Ella Jenkins cameos throughout and an Old Town School Children's Chorus. Barb, Bucky and Chris follow with a Bluegrass Picnic Trio also on the Lake Stage.

Barb Silverman

Retirement party (private)
Private home
xxxxx
Elmhurst, IL

Barb performs many a private event for wedding, anniversary, retirement, birthday, or just for fun.

Camp Songs Band: Bucky Halker, Chris Walz, Barb Silverman, Lani Lee and more

Wrigley Field
Clark and Addison
Chicago, IL

Star-Studded Camp Band performs and celebrates their Smithsonian Folkways CD release of Camp Songs with Ella Jenkins cameos throughout and an Old Town School Children's Chorus.

July 2017

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Barb Silverman & Colby Maddox

Square Roots Fest Spontaneous Square Dance
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

A joyous kick-off to Square Roots as Colby Maddox leads a troupe of fiddlers and Barb calls some simple barn dances right there on there street. No muss no fuss. Just fun.
www.oldtownschool.org

Friends of Ella Jenkins

Camp Songs CD Release Honoring Ella Jenkins at Square Roots
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

A skilled cast of musicians back up 60 years of living legend Ella Jenkins for a Camp Songs recording that will be performed at Square Roots in Ella's honor. Look for Bucky Hawker, Lanialoha Lee, Chris Walz, Erin Flynn, Lenny Marsh, Barb Silverman and more.
www.oldtownschool.org

Rick Veras & Barb Silverman

Locally Sourced at the Patio
Lincoln Park Zoo Cafe Brauer
2021 N Stockton Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

The Lincoln Park Zoo's lovely garden- boardwalk-view Cafe Brauer (delicious food) sponsors Chicago talent in a weekly series. Rick and Barb are among a dozen Old Town School scoops of American and World music.

Silverman Trio: Silverman, Maddox, Smith

Miller Beach Annual Sand Castle Competition
Beach at the end of Lake Street
Miller, Indiana

A delightful annual event on the historic South Shore Beach where Lake Street meets Lake Michigan. A sand castle competition with music. Can you dig it?

June 2017

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Barb Silverman

Route One House Concerts
RSVP for address
Flossmoor, Illinois

Escape to the pastoral south suburbs to a lovely Flossmoor home for one in a series of intimate house concerts. A relaxed late afternoon gathering to hear some originals, some swing, some novelty songs. RSVP valeriebirk@gmail.com
valeriebirk@gmail.com

Silverman Trio: Silverman, Maddox, Straeffer

Lake Effekt
Lake Effekt Arts Festival
400 to 600 blocks of South Lake Street
Miller, Indiana

Several blocks of Lake Street in the historic village of Miller are closed down annually for this celebratory event with food, music, art and vendors. The trio bridges the vast country and swing arcs of American music.

Barb Silverman

Blue Jean Gala
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

The annual fundraiser "Blue Jean Gala" kicks off with 4 of the faculty's spunkiest stretched at different spots along Lincoln Avenue. Barb will appear by Bistro Campagne/Due Lire, Bill Brickey at Miku, Chris Walz at OTS, and Anna & Evan Jacobson at Fork. Free and easy.
www.oldtownschool.org

May 2017

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Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen "Silver Rose"

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Barb appears in her swingy, bluesy, original and vintage regalia with one of her favorite Americana partners. Come early and order dinner at the delicious Wishbone, and feast your ears as well.

Barb Silverman

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

Come join the group that sang 2 and 3 part country and folk and early rock harmonies. This is a follow-up to the March workshop also open to newcomers. Lift your voice in song with like-minded eager singers and blend into one gorgeous sound.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Miller Beach Farmer's Market
Miller Beach Farmer's Market
667 S Lake St
Gary, Indiana 46403

Steve and Barb bring their spontaneous folk-country-swing to the sands of Indiana for a Farmer's Market sponsored by the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District. Three delightful hours soaked in banjo, washboard, guitar, harmonies, fresh produce and the warm sands of the south shore.

April 2017

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Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

House Concert
Gordon House
6104 N. Maplewood
Chicago, IL 60659

The inimitable Steve and Barbie Show comes back to the north side at Shelley's delightfully decorated homey bungalow. Rare old time harmonies, rich mando solos, banjo and bones, washboard virtuosity, happy swing tunes and humor abound. $15. REFRESHMENTS. Reservations shellouise42@me.com
shellouise42@me.com

Barb Silverman

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

Here's the requested follow-up to the February session, open to brand new arrivals as well as previous. Bring a board and two thimbles or bottle openers. You will review the basic rhythm patterns and embellishments that make you a percussionist extraordinaire. (Barb will have 2 extra boards so check with the desk if you want to be one of those two.)
www.oldtownschool.org

March 2017

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Barb Silverman

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

Barb warms up your voices, teaches some simple intervals, then soars you into easy two-part harmony favorites, followed by stirring and haunting three-part harmony gems.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

February 2017

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Barb Silverman

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

Become a percussionist ala washboard -- and improve your guitar strumming skills. Bring your own washboard and thimbles (fingerpicks or bottle openers, something metal) to this hands-on breakdown of simple rhythms common to old-time, swing and cajun music.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman

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

Barb' popular Harmony Singing Workshop for all levels. We'll launch into singing simple two-part country harmonies, swing, early rock hits, and some challenging 3-part counterpoint. Fun and fulfilling.
www.uofcfolk.org

The Teflons & Sunnyside Up

10th Annual After-Brunch Bash
Fitzgerald's
6150 W. Roosevelt Road
Berwyn, IL

Bring your dear ones and your dancing shoes to our 10th ANNUAL AFTER BRUNCH BASH at rustic, beloved Fitzgerald's. Hot licks Sunnyside Up bluegrass quartet, harmonic and lush country swing from The Teflons, and dancing throughout. Table service from Capri. Doors open 12:30. Get there early. Tickets: http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/…/After-Brunch-Bash-wit…
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

2018 Silverbeam Music
www.silverbeammusic.com