Despite often near gale force winds, local guys Stolen Silver performed an amazing three song set for the rooftop sessions. The first song, Circles, showcases the band as a harmony driven folk pop master in Chicago. This was the second session in a series on our compatriot Jim’s roof in the swinging Logan Square neighborhood. These guys are the real deal! This was made quite obvious as soon as I heard the audio from my on-board camera mic and it seemed as though it was multitracked. Check back in the spring for more from these melodious masters.
Although the rhythm section of the band was forced to strip down from their typical instrumentation, the performance still came across as full and memorizing. I suggest you see Stolen Silver now while you can, before they get so big that they’re selling out all the shows.
About Stolen Silver
Comprised of ten original songs, Stolen Silver’s self-titled debut is a journey of experiences amassed from ten years spent rooming, writing, touring, and living life fully. Co-produced by long-time collaborator and friend John Ovnik, the album was recorded in Chicago at Deaf Dog Music and draws inspiration from an array of their musical faves including Bon Iver, Nick Drake, Sufjan Stevens, Seals and Crofts, and Fleetwood Mac. “We put absolutely no limits or constraints on the sounds. We really wanted to exploit the inherent mood that each song, and sound, dictated on its own” says Myers. The result is a mix of captivatingly potent tunes that exemplify their knack for incisive personal narratives and emotional deliveries. Levi and Dan’s unique ability to harmonize vocally takes center stage, but they play almost all the instruments as well. Dan Myers and Levi Britton met in Traverse City, MI before Dan was old enough to consume alcohol, and Levi had just graduated from high school. As fate would have it, they were both hired to be in the Golden Garter Review, a group created by a wonderful tourist attraction called Dill’s Olde Town Saloon that would recruit musically talented college students from colleges in the Midwest to come play for hungry crowds.
After developing a strong friendship throughout their time together in the GGR, the two moved to Chicago and spent four years as roommates in the Logan Square neighborhood writing songs every night and appearing as fixtures in the locals bars. In 2001, they started a successful, critically acclaimed acoustic four- piece pop band called Down the Line, whom they have released five albums and toured with extensively. Additionally, Dan regularly plays violin and sings vocals with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band and writing songs for major movie studios. His most recent placement was in The Weinstein Company’s Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs Evil.
As time has passed, Levi is back in Traverse City ,both guys are married to wonderful women, and finally those long nights of writing sessions are paying off through their new art folk duo Stolen Silver.