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My Morning Download: “Priest” by Marc Silver (from his Key Studio Session)

photo by Rachel Del Sordo
photo by Rachel Del Sordo

This week we are revisiting some of the Key Studio Sessions and today we feature the session we did with singer-songwriter Marc Silver. Below, download “The Priest,” from the session. You can listen to and download the entire session here. Silver assembled a band for the session that included Matt Scarano on drums, Mike Hlatky on bass, Jaron Olevsky on keys, Brad Hinton on guitar, Isaac Stanford on pedal steel, and Ryan Williams and Meg Moyer on backing vocals and performed songs from his new album A Miner’s Town, which you can listen to here.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Marc Silver

While common ground beneath the “folk” umbrella can often be elusive, one trait that comes back around again and again is storytelling. Philadelphia singer-songwriter Marc Silver has this in spades. His latest record, A Miner’s Town, started off as an exploration of the Pennsylvania shale mining industry, but it led him down variety of paths, spinning tales of industry versus ecology, of racial intolerance and homophobia by civic leaders. The album’s “historical fiction” collection of musical vignettes is thought-provoking, and Silver will bring it to the Philadelphia Folk Festival stage with a band of players assembled specifically for this project: Matt Scarano on drums, Mike Hlatky on bass, Jaron Olevsky on keys, Brad Hinton on guitar, Isaac Stanford on pedal steel, and Ryan Williams and Meg Moyer on backing vocals.  They perform at the Festival’s lobby stage on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Below, stream and download their performance for the Key Studio Sessions, and watch a video of the band performing “Priest.”

Support for The Key Studio Sessions, from Dogfish Head
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Little Big League at Union Transfer, Marc Silver at Johnny Brenda’s, Hot Tuna at Keswick Theater, The Gallerist at The Fire

Little Big League

Philly indie rock outfit Little Big League will be opening for Titus Andronicus at Union Transfer, warming up for the release of their first LP, These Are Good People (out July 11th on Tiny Engines Records). Fun fact: Drummer Ian Dykstra used to play for Titus Andronicus a few years back! Find tickets and more information here, and check out their new song “Lindsey” below.

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