After several successful years on the independent circuit,
acoustic pop/rock band Silers Bald finally makes its national debut
with Essential Record's Real Life in 2003. Shane Williams (vocals, guitar,
piano), Warren Bazemore (guitar, vocals), Jason Jacobs (drums), and
Marcus Myers (bass, hammer dulcimer, violin) call themselves "Silers
Bald" because it marks a place of rest and shelter along the beautiful
Appalachian Trail. Just like this destination point, band members hope
their music offers the comfort of home and the clarity of an unencumbered
Silers Bald began in 1996 with Bazemore and Williams,
when, after playing old rock and roll songs in their dorm room at the
University of South Carolina, a large crowd assembled outside their
balcony to listen. Soon, this interest on campus led to them playing
at a nearby coffeehouse. About 300 friends and fans gathered to hear
the popular duo. That night, Jason Jacobs (drums) joined for the first
time, using borrowed plastic bongos and a tambourine. A year later,
accomplished violinist/dulcimer player Marcus Myers was added, and Silers
Bald was complete.
During their seven year independent run, Silers Bald performed
an average of 150 shows a year in at least 27 states, rotated a few
bass players, went through five touring vehicles, and released four
independent projects that sold in excess of 40,000 records. In 2002,
though, the close-nit band began feeling they had reached their peak
and started looking for some new direction. The Silers Bald band committed
their future to the Lord, as He was the one who had led them this far.
About this time, Cliff Young of Caedmon's Call approached
the band and helped them land a recording contract with Essential Records.
Their debut album, which features Caedmon's Call members, was soon released.
This enthusiastic CD is filled with the sounds of electric and acousitc
guitars, synthesizers, and a fiddle, flute, saxaphone, piano, and hammered
dulcimer. Band members hope this album encourages listeners to live
the life God has for them and not be swayed or intimidated by society's
view of life.
Since their debut release, Silers Bald can be found touring
with labelmate Andrew Peterson and playing at various summer camps and
weekend retreats. While performing, Silers Bald does not follow a set
agenda. They instead prefer to let each unique atmosphere dictate where
the night goes, while always taking time for plenty of converstaion.
Silers Bald Albums:
Real Life (2003)
Real Life EP (2002)
Silers Bald (2000)
Nothing Else Beside (1999)
Live at Town Theater (1998)
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