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July 2020

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Barb Silverman & Silver Quartet

Private Party
Dekoven Center
21st Street
Racine, WI

7:00 pm to
9:30 pm

316 295-0447

The world-wide singing organization "Total Vocal Freedom" holds their annual summer retreat in Racine, Wi and calls back my Silver Quartet for dance music, calling and a rousing song session. We are honored to oblige.

August 2020

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BUDS & SHOOTS

White Oak Savanna Folk and Smoke Music Festival
White Oak Savanna Events Farm and Sanctuary
4352 State Road 23
Dodgeville, WI 53533

1:30 pm to
2:30 pm

502 554-1990

BUDS & SHOOTS are honored to be included in this special, now yearly event organized by award-winning performer Jonas Friddle, taking place in the beautiful Wisconsin setting of White Oak Savanna. Multiple old-time national and regional acts, a barn dance, fuel and rest for the soul.

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April 2020

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BUDS & SHOOTS

Sean Violin Concerts
Seman Violins
4447 Oakton
Skokie, IL

BUDS & SHOOTS, touted for their main stage set at Square Roots Fest and their sold-out show at Space, come to Seman's for a rip-roaring, soul-filling evening of old-time, honky tonk, and originals. Four power-house voices, fiddle and banjo and mando and guitar and washboard and clogging feet! Join the fun.
https://www.semanviolins.com

March 2020

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The Teflons plus featured Stevie Doyle

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

Come join the wild fun for our 13th Annual AFTER BRUNCH BASH hosted once again by the golden-toned Teflons with country swing, old-time and early jazz chestnuts. Dobro King Stevie Doyle of the Hoyle Bothers kicks off the show, air-lifted by the stellar sounds of fab fiddler Rick Veras, and bass virtuoso Mitch Straeffer. But wait. Then the REAL fun begins when the boys back up the lush harmonies of Barb, Gail and Eugenia, the full 6-piece band! Swing and barn dances are peppered in. PLUS new this year, a rousing raffle of rare prizes. Raffle tickets included with admission. Order food from Capri next door. Kids welcome $5, adults $15, advance tickets on ticketweb. Welcome the month of March in a big way -- get your tickets now!!
www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com

Barb Silverman Quartet

Barn Dance
First Presbyterian Church
1427 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL

Private barn dance with the Silver Quartet, Barb calling dances and then the quartet performing a short vibrant song set.

February 2020

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Barb Silverman

Washboard Workshop "Grab A Board And Rub"
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Grab A Board And Rub with thimbles or bottle openers, and learn basic shuffle rhythm and percussive embellishment. Three styles of Americana music backing us up. You'll be the rhythm wonder and wizard of your block.
www.oldtownschool.org

Buds & Shoots (tentative)

Sam Bush Concert
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Buds & Shoots have been asked to open for the already-sold-out iconic Sam Bush concert on Friday, February 7 in Maurer Hall at Old Town School. We await the verdict of the Sam Bush team as to whether Sam can accommodate an opener such as we. Stay tuned.

Barb Silverman

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

Come to this inclusive ”Harmony Singing For All” workshop with easy two-part and lush three-and-four-part harmonies from Carter family to rollicking bluegrass, swing chestnuts to early rock classics. Veteran performer Barb Silverman leads with ease and vigor, a talented ”folk festival in a box” who has appeared solo and in lauded bands including The Laketown Buskers, The Teflons, Buds & Shoots and more, region-wide, on national radio, and in multiple recordings. Barb is a valued member of the Old Town School faculty in Voice, Guitar and Dance.
www.uofcfolk.org

Barb Silverman & Rick Veras

Grove Interpretive Center Grand Reopening - Private Event
Grove National Historic Landmark
1421 Milwaukee Ave 60025
Glenview, IL

Private VIP reception with folk music provided by Rick and Barb.

January 2020

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Barb Silverman

Folk Tuesday at The Grafton
The Grafton
4530 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625

Old Songs Opry hosted by Dr. Paul Tyler each second Tuesday. Short and varied set from featured guest Barb Silverman at 9pm followed by a song circle a 10. Bring a song to share.

Barb Silverman

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

Comfy and spirited Harmony Singing Workshop taught by "folk-festival-in-a-box" Barb Silverman. Match chord tones, learn simple intervals, and get the knack for creating sweet harmonies in multiple Americana styles.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

December 2019

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Reggio The Hoofer with cameos of Barb Silverman and other pro dancers.

The Nut Tapper
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin presents this annual Christmas production with professional dancers and students, a unique and exhilarating multicultural percussive variation of the classic ballet from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Witness the fascinating rhythms of swinging tap, Spanish flamenco, Mexican zapateado, and Appalachian clogging. $18 General Public, $16 Members
www.oldtownschoo.org

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

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

This the 21st year, our irresistible, fully orchestrated & harmonized sing-with-us event that is the highlight of the year. Five days of 15 musicians of the rarest quality celebrating the Christmas and holy winter music traditions of the world. Sells out quickly so call today!
www.oldtownschool.org

November 2019

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Barb Silverman, Michelle Steinman, Jordan Wankoff

Annual Scouts Event
Oak Park School
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Oak Park, IL

Annual square dance party with the Silverman-Steinman-Wankoff Trio and Meg Dedolph calling. Wouldn't miss this for the world.

BUDS & SHOOTS: Barb Silverman, Jess McIntosh, Steve Rosen & Aaron Smith

Concert
EVANSTON SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL

Fresh off the main stage at the touted Square Roots Fest, BUDS & SHOOTS are Appalachian ballad, honky tonk hit, country chestnut, fiery fiddle tune and four-part soaring harmony all rolled into one. Did I mention the spell-binding originals? Tickets $15 now, $20 door. 847 492-8860
www.evanstonspace.com

Barb Silverman

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

Private concert

October 2019

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Barb Silverman

Bulb Fest
Chicago Botanic Gardens
1000 W Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL

Annual bulb fest with autumn colors and festive bulbs in full regalia. Barb will be the wandering minstrel with guitar, bones, washboard, step-a-tune and broad-ranging Americana songs. Kids and adults, here she comes!
www.chicagobotanicgarden.org

Barb Silverman & Jess McIntosh

Grove Fest
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL

Extraordinary fiddler and singer Jess joins singer-guitarist-washoardist-clogger Barbie for this endearing annual event with hay bales on stage, wooded paths surrounding, pulled pork and rhubarb pie. Love this family friendly fest!
www.thegroveglenview.org

Barb Silverman

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

How do you harmonize? Try out simple two-part, parallel three-part, counterpoint and multiple part songs from folk to country to swing to gospel. We will run the gamut from easy to challenging to wild. Join the fun.
www.oldtownschool.org

Silver Trio: Barb Silverman, Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff

Sierra Club Fall Shindig
Sierra Club Fall Shindig
Heller Nature Center 2821 Ridge Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

This annual celebration features a barn dance, food and much more for the Woods & Wetlands Group of the Sierra Club. Our trio provides music and dancing from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets: https://act.sierraclub.org/events/details?formcampaignid=7010Z000001wDnaQAE

September 2019

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Barb Silverman, Rick Veras, Jordan Wankoff

Lakewood Block Party
Lakewood Street 5200-5400
Chicago, IL

Semi-private street party for multiple blocks adjacent to Lakewood. Barb alternately calls square dances and leads the instrumental trio in pop and old-time country standards.

Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Silver Rose will again sweetly harmonize and boldly drive old time and swing tunes on banjo and mando, fiddle and bones, guitar and washboard. Eat great food, have some wine, sit back and enjoy.

Barbie & Jess (Silverman & McIntosh)

POSTPONED UNTIL WINTER Acoustic Brunch
Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL

Barbie & Jess (half of the much touted BUDS & SHOOTS band) will render their favorite sweet old-time harmonies, originals, and spirited fiddle tunes backed by guitar and washboard, while you eat the most delicious brunch.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

August 2019

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Barb Silverman

Square Dance Workshop (private)
The Moorings of Arlington Heights
811 East Central
Arlignton Heights, IL

Barb teaches the basics of square dancing for this eager, private group.

July 2019

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Silver Beam Dance Band

Private Party
Dekoven Center
21st Street
Racine, WI

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.

BUDS & SHOOTS: Jess McIntosh, Steve Rosen, Barb Silverman, Aaron Smith

Square Roots Festival
Old Town School of Folk Music
North Stage, LIncoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Chicago's colossal north side festival welcomes BUDS & SHOOTS: soaring straight-from-the-heart versions of old-time string band tunes, Vaudevillian novelty, snappy honky tonk, sweet originals, and four-part powerhouse vocals. Come see Folk-Festival-in-a-Box Barb on rhythm guitar, washboard, bones and feet, Jess' fire-to-silk fiddle, Folk-and-Country-Buddha Steve's driving banjo and sweet mando, Aaron's impeccable plucked and bowed bass. Collectively these four traverse national radio, prominent fests through the region, across the country and as far as Europe and Australia.
www.squareroots.org

Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman

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

Relax your ears at the music tent of the Miller Beach Farmer's Market, relax your appetite, then go relax your entire body at the duneland beach a mile north.

June 2019

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Rick Veras & Barb Silverman

Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Rick's fiddling is infused with Swing and Gypsy Jazz riffs of Johnny Gimble, Vassar Clements, and Stephane Grappelli. Barb backs him on guitar and croons the sometimes sweet and mellow, sometimes driving standards and originals.

Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman

Andrea Brand's House Concert
Brands Home
4325 N Francisco
Chicago, IL

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 312 961-7327 or email andreabbrands@yahoo.com for reservations.
andreabbrands@yahoo.com

The Teflons

Second Friday Concert Series
Barrington Area Library
505 N Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL

The original Teflon quartet is invited back to the magnificent architectural Barrington Public Library for a 75-minute concert. Boswell-sister-sounding harmonies, sweet fiddle, rhythmic banjo-ukulele and washboard, and general delight.
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Barb Silverman

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

We start with simple intervals in familiar folk and country songs, expand to 3 and 4 part standards and a few swing era songs, creating simple and more complex harmonies. Something for the new and the experienced singer.
www.oldtownschool.org
bjsilverbeam@msn.com

Steve Rosen & Barb Silverman

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

A delightful getaway on Father's Day, less than an hour from downtown Chicago, the small beach town of Miller offers its weekly Farmer's Market with Silver Rose in the music tent. Sweet!

Rick Veras & Barb Silverman

Music Night at The Patio
Cafe Brauer
2021 N Stockton Dr
Chicago, IL 60614

The stirringly lovely patio at Lincoln Park Zoo's Cafe Brauer amidst flowering native garden and winding lagoon hosts regular music nights, this one featuring violinist Veras and Songstress Silverman.

May 2019

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Barb Silverman

Private Mini Concert
Wesley
Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL

Private group of residents

April 2019

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Silver Rose (Steve and Barbie)

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

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.

March 2019

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Colby Maddox & Barb Silverman

Concert
Wishbone North
3300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

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.

Barb Silverman (extra Teflon)

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

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

Barb Silverman

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

Private mini-concert at residential assisted building

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

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www.silverbeammusic.com