Singer/songwriter Craig Silver has compiled an impressive track record writing and performing songs on everything from politics and pop culture to love and the universal quest for spiritual fulfillment. Silver has performed on CNN, National Public Radio and the Sci Fi Channel and has been heard on dozens of radio and TV stations in New York and throughout the country. Based in New York, he's also performed in Europe and Latin America.
PLANET DANCER, Silver's second CD, offers up more of Silver's songs of social and political satire, including his stinging comment on
the energy crisis, "Gasoline is the Heroin of America." He takes listeners on a mystical musical journey with songs like "Have You Seen The World?" and weighs in on the difficulties of romance in "Love, Sex and Madness." Silver's song about Sept. 11, "How Do You Tell The Children?," was presented on Bob Sherman's folk radio show, Woody's Children, on New York's WFUV.
Billboard magazine has compared Silver with legendary folk troubadour, Phil Ochs.
PLANET DANCER was produced by Nick Holmes, who has contributed to albums by such music luminaries as Jerry Jeff Walker, Carly Simon and Bette Midler.
Press Here's what they've said about the music of Craig Silver:
"Enormously moving" --Bob Sherman, host of Woody's Children, WFUV radio.
"Craig Silver performs ... in the best Phil Ochs tradition" --Billboard magazine
"Honest-to-goodness singer/songwriter poetry; it's hard not to want to share it with the world." --Independent Songwriter
With swelling, gospel-like instrumentation, and a vocal like that of a country hymnist, this song about 9/11 and its aftermath. It touches the many disturbing and conflicting emotions the event produced. Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer/Songwriter
A dirge against war, sketching a barren landscape where the only ones who thrive are the merchants of death, the world's arms dealers. A quietly insistent organ and contemplative guitar give the piece a poetic shimmer. Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer/Songwriter
Also in a mystical bent, this song challenges listeners to imagine themselves floating beyond time as physical beings as big as space itself. Expansive, contemplative folk rock in the vein of Emmylou Harris?s ?One Big Love? and Lennon-McCartney?s ?Across the Universe.? Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
A jazz-flavored spin through a harrowing sci-fi vision: what if all our machines, appliances and electronic toys decided to mount a revolt against us? A spookily effective aural environment is created with a sparkling melody and gently lapping synthesizer accompaniment, Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer/Songwriter
A rock anthem for a new epoch, simultaneously a gleeful celebration and rueful warning, presenting dueling vistas of the future. Hard rocking, with blistering guitarwork and passionate production by the master of apocalyptic insanity, Al Cohen. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Featuring bluesy harmonica and stabbing guitar, this fiery indictment of the greed culture takes up where socially conscious songsters like Neil Young and Phil Ochs left off. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Opening with a machine-gun drum rat-a-tat, the song immerses you in the alternating emotional seasons of risk, fear, desire, aggression that characterize modern life. Provocative folk rock, in the mode of artists like Steve Earle, with a hint of Bob Marley. Male Vocals, Folk, Political Folk
A rollicking ?alt. country? take on the energy addiction that?s plaguing America. A stingingly effective piece of musical satire, with energetic mandolin and even a tuba tossed in; the song has been a favorite on indie radio. Male Vocals, Folk, Political Folk
A heartfelt paean to a child who has yet to be seen and the power she can hold over one?s life. A sweet-natured, highly evocative ballad about the mystery of birth. Has a Tracy Chapman flavor to it. Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer/Songwriter
A raga-like meditation on spiritual transcendence ? music to get you high on the mountaintop of your choice. Like Ravel?s ?Bolero,? it lulls with pulsations of sonic warmth and instrumental fire. A haunting melody with sensitive vocals, it has an Al Stewart, Rennaisance-like atmosphere. Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Acoustic guitar strumming with harmonica melodies, in between verses, simple vocal melodies, song about Valentine's day and it's social, commercial and economic implications Sounds like Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan. Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer/Songwriter
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