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May 2022

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SAT

Barbara Silverman

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

3:30 pm to
4:45

773 728-6000

Barb Silverman leads this engaging hands-on washboard rally covering basic rhythm patterns common to jug band, swing, old-time, and Cajun/Zydeco. You'll start with simple shuffle rhythms and build to more exciting variations and patterns. Bring your own board and thimbles or bottle openers or scratchers.
www.oldtownschool.org/classes/openhouse

14
SAT

TRIO D'ARGENT Silverman, Rosen, Colledge

Bayou Fundraiser Party (private event)
XXXX
Chicago, IL

7:00 pm

773-485-3363

Cajun gems and Oldtime favorites baked by this new threesome with decades of playing experience all melded into a new blend. Fundraiser for the scholarship fund of the Latin School. Button accordion, guitar, fiddles, triangle and washboard.

28
SAT

Silver Rose Trio: Silverman, Rosen, Veras

DuPage Community Arts Festival
DuPage County Fairgrounds Festival
2015 Manchester Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187

10:00 am to
11:00

(773)485-3363

The beloved Silver Rose Trio kicks off the music for this wonderful event in the wild west (Wheaton) on the US Bank Horseshoe Stage with country and swing chestnuts, rich harmony and some clogging thrown in. Fiddle, mando, guitar, washboard, bones and feet.
https://dupagecountyfair.org/event/dupage-communit

June 2022

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4
SAT

Barbara Silverman

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

3:30 pm to
4:45

773 728-6000

Multiple harmonies sung full throttle for beginner to experienced voices including folk songs, country ballads, swing tunes and whimsical fun songs. Harmony queen Barb captures and coasts through simple parallel harmonies on up to counterpoint and multiple part gems.
www.oldtownschool.org/classes/openhouse

11
SAT

Barb Silverman

RELAX ON STAGE
4544 N Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60618

3:30 pm

773 728-6000

"RELAX ON STAGE" workshop with Barb Silverman, multiple band leader and Life Story Theatre creator (www.silverbeammusic.com) leads this lively 80-minute workshop. Explore tools that engage an audience with charm, ease, humor, spirit and soul. We will exchange bits of life experience anecdotes to weave into our stage material. $30.
www.oldtownschool.org

26
SUN

Silver Beam Quintet: Barb Silverman, Rick Veras, Steve Rosen, Mitch Straeffer, Fred Campeau

Total Vocal Freedom Annual Gathering
Dekoven Center
21st Street
Racine, WI

7:00 pm to
9:30

773-485-3363

The multi-talented Silver Beam Quintet will provide square dancing (Barb the caller) and a rich set of classic songs for this highly skilled group of international singers. The lovely Dekoven Center sits right on the bluff above Lake Michigan, an evening promising to be gorgeous in every way.

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April 2022

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Barbara Silverman w/ Rick Veras

One of a Kind Show
Merchandise Mart
Illinois Street and the Chicago River, 7th floor
Chicago, IL

Barb is one of six selected OTS musicians to perform at this huge conglomeration of artists, artisans, jewelry and furniture makers and more, an annual all-weekend event at the majestic Merchandise Mart right on the Chicago River. Look and listen for her country ballads, swing chestnuts, washboard ruckus, and melodious voice backed by fiddler extraordinaire Rick.

March 2022

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Barbara Silverman

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

A live in-person gathering of real human beings singing in a big space together. We'll sing some haunting country duets, some three-part early rock hits, a couple of swing tunes with multiple parts. Sign up, sing up!!
www.oldtownschool.org

December 2021

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Barb Silverman, Anna Jacboson, Roy the Sax Guy, Aaron Smith, Steve Rosen, Fred Campeau, Mary Schmich, Eric Zorn, Lani Lee, Paul & Gail Tyler, Zacbe Pichardo, Zahra Baker

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

This loving team of performers give 6 live holiday shows for packed audiences that have grown through the 23 years we've performed. Multi-cultural, fully orchestrated, harmonized, rhythmically embellished holiday songs of every ilk, and 450 people singing along. If you can't attend this weekend's 4 shows, just purchase a $25 streamed version of the live show (we're filming it today) that will be available Dec. 19 for a month. Evening shows Fri Dec. 10 and Sat Dec. 11 at 7:30 pm, also Sat 3:00 pm and Sun 4:00 pm. Mele Kalikimaka, Nes Gadol Haya Sham, and Seven Bright Gold Wires and The Trumpets That Shine.
www.oldtownschool.org

October 2021

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Silver Beam Trio

Harvest Moon Feast
Prairie School of Du Page
XXXX
Wheaton, IL

Private event: Silver Beam Trio (Silverman Rosen Veras) will provide lively bluegrass, old time and country standards for this outdoor family fest in the wooded prairie of Wheaton.

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Apple Fest
Giddings Plaza
Lincoln Avenue & Giddings Place
Chicago, IL

The annual delicious Lincoln Square Apple Fest promises good food galore and a smorgasboard of music: Rick and Barb play Country Swing/Tin Pan Alley to wind up Saturday's slate of Family Folk, Soul Americana, Pop Rock, and Neo Jazz. Sunday promises Old Time Country, Bluegrass, Diaspora Banjo and Brazilian Jazz. All at the fountain in beautiful Lincoln Square.
www.oldtownschool.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Grove Fest
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL

The historic GROVE FEST will have four hours of music and sweet refreshments for sale. Come to the beloved, homey, outdoor fall festival and hear Barb & Rick perform favorites from the Public Domain and some charming originals.
Ashley.DeAngeles@glenviewparks.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Rose's Big Birthday
Gillson Park and Beach
800 Gillson Park Dr
Wilmette, IL

Barb is the motivating and instructional square dance caller for Rose's significant birthday, with all her family and friends gathered. Rick Veras accompanies on fiddle.

Barb Silverman

Laird's Wedding
Oakton Woods
Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL

Barb is the inspiring square dance caller for this couple's lovely outdoor forest-clearing wedding.

August 2021

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Buds & Shoots

White Oak Folk Festival
White Oak Folk Festival
4352 State Road 23
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Award-winning songwriter/bandleader Jonas Friddle produces this wonderful 3-day fest in the idyllic beauty of Wisconsin's White Oak Savanna. Buds & Shoots are thrilled to present a stage set plus a clogging workshop alongside multiple national and regional stars. (See Buds & Shoots page.) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-oak-folk-festival-2021-tickets-97232032627
www.whiteoakfolkfest.com

Barb Silverman & Steve Rosen

Skokie Backlot Bash
Skokie Backlot Bash
Skokie and Floral Avenues
Skokie, IL

Annual late summer bash with bands all weekend ranging in style from soup to nuts. Come celebrate with us!

July 2021

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Barb Silverman, Jess Macintosh, Mark Dvorak, Anna Jacobson, Jonas Friddle, the list goes on

Preview Party for White Oak Folk Fest
Borelli's Pizza
2124 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL

This festival is so good we just have to have a little taste early! So join us on June 8th At Borelli's Pizza to preview performances from artists on the line-up at the White Oak Folk Festival happening Aug 13-15. Bring your instrument to participate in the open jam! The party goes from 7pm till 10pm with music from Mark Dvorak, Barb Silverman, Jess McIntosh, Jonas Friddle, Anna Jacobson, Andrew Wilkins...and you! The White Oak Folk Fest is going to be great, so let's get excited now! Full fest info here: https://www.whiteoakfolkfest.com

June 2021

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The Teflons

Trail Mix Acoustic Concert
Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
1100 Ridge Road
Homewood, IL

Charming outdoor three-band concert night features headliners THE TEFLONS at 8:30 pm! Event runs 6:00 pm til 9:30 pm in this enchanted forest preserve setting, trees and sky and fresh summer air complemented by great acoustics.
https://www.facebook.com/TrailMixMusicFest

May 2021

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Barb Silverman

Washboard Workshop
Old Town School of Folk Music
Your living room
Anywhere, USA

Join this popular workshop offered by percussionist extraordinaire Barb, reviewing basic rhythm techniques to accompany Jugband, Old Time, Cajun and Swing Band Americana. Have a board and something to scrape and bonk with, either metal thimbles or bottle openers.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

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