Marc's Americana/Bluegrass band, The Stonethrowers, began playing together in January 2007 for the release of his first CD Release, Stonethrowers. Since then, Marc has enjoyed the company of the band on four more recordings: A Miners' Town (2013), California Avenue (2011), Naïve Lovers (2010), and Past Is Prelude (2008). The band blends a passion for original and traditional songs, with a unique mix of country and popular music. Lead singing with great vocal character and seamlessly blended three-part vocal harmonies fill out their energetic delivery.
The Stonethrowers have performed with: Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Jerry Douglas, The Seldom Scene, Claire Lynch, Shawn Mullins, Chuck Prophet, Vienna Teng, Moe, and others. Past Performances include appearances on the 2010 Philadelphia Folk Festival (main stage), The Kimmel Center, The Sellersville Theater, The World Café (Philadelphia & Wilmington), Musikfest, Penns Peak, The Tin Angel, and many other great venues and festival.
A Stonethrowers performance will make you feel like you are a guest in a good friends living room. Stage banter projects through the large diaphragm condenser microphone keeping you intimately informed of what is going on in their heads as they navigate their nightly set lists. Speaking of set lists… The Stonethrowers will bring you along a ride from joyous and energetic improvisations, to mournfully sad songs about love and loss. With a song list of 4-5 hour your are likely to hear your favorite original songs as well as artists like The Beatles, Peter Rowan, George Jones, The Band, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams, Tom Waits, Gillian Welch, Steve Earl, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt, Ricky Skaggs and more.
Winner: Best Band at Pickin In The Panhandle Sept. '08
"Take back your heart/ I don't want it no more," pleads Philly song-slinger Marc Silver on Past Is Prelude, his third album. Another tune finds him on similar footing: "I don't wanna leave just to learn/ All I need was inside your heart." Just as timeless as those sentiments is the plucky, bluegrass-tinged folk delivered so sharply by Silver and his regular band the Stonethrowers. There's banjo and mandolin, upright bass and pedal steel, and lots of harmonies raining down, all serving to brighten Silver's somewhat mournful songwriting. But like the well-worn Appalachian tunes he looks to for inspiration, his own work is uplifting in its clear-eyed honesty. (Doug Wallen) Philadelphia Weekly Review Nov. 2008
"A little bit of folk, a little bit of country and a whole lot of three-part harmonies add up to make this band one you don't want to miss." Philly Metro: Jan. 2008
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Come Back HomeMarc Silver
Darlin, You Can StayMarc Silver
Early Morning DreamingMarc Silver
Every KnotMarc Silver
Find Some TimeMarc Silver
My Earthly BedMarc Silver
Lay Me DownMarc Silver
My Last BreathMarc Silver
10 Years (No Greater Love)Marc Silver
Out On The RoadMarc Silver
Pull In On The ReinsMarc Silver
Take Back Your HeartMarc Silver
When It Is My TimeMarc Silver
You're Still On My MindMarc Silver
Blues Stay Away From MeTraditional
Dead FlowersRolling Stones
Folsom Prison BLuesJohnny Cash
I'm So Lonesome I Could CryHank Williams
Honky Tonk BluesHank Williams
Just BecauseB. Shelton - J. Shelton - S. Robin
Love Of The MountainsTraditional
Love Please Come HomeTraditional
Naked As We CameIron & Wine
Norwegian WoodThe Beatles
Old ShoesTom Waits
Raleight and SpencerTraditional
Red Clay HaloGillian Welch
Short Life of TroubleTraditional
Sitting On Top of The WorldTraditional
Weary Blues From WaitingTraditional
White Freight LinerTraditional
You Ain't Going NowhereBob Dylan
Your Still On My MindGram Parsons
Where The Soul of Man Never DiesTraditional
Bury Me Beneath The Willow TreeTraditional
There's More Pretty Girls Than OneTraditional
Sunny Side of The MountainJimmy Rogers
Whiskey In A JarTraditional
Can't You Hear Me CallingTraditional
If I LoseTraditional
Why You Been Gone So LongTraditional
On and OnTraditional
Foggy Mountain TopTraditional
She Left Me StandingTraditional
I'll Go SteppingTraditional
I've Just Seen A FaceThe Beatles
I'm Blue, I'm LonesomeTraditional
Savoy TruffleThe Beatles
I want You (She's So Heavy)The Beatles
I willThe Beatles
Wagon WheelOld Crow Medicine Show
Out On The WeekendNeil Young
Long May You RunNeil Young
$1000 - $10000
Pedal Steel Guitar
Banjo available upon request
Gillian Welch, Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, OCMS, The Beatles, Wilco, Neil Young, Flatt & Scruggs, Crooked Still, Radiohead, The Stanley Brothers, Tom Waits, Tim O'brien, Iron & Wine, Jimmie Rogers, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Bill Frisell etc
Anniversary Party in McConnellsburg, PA on 10/26/2013
"The whole band was fantastic. Not only did their talent WOW the crowd, but they really got into the spirit of the event. They were the perfect mix of bluegrass, country and folk for our event and our crowd. We're going to figure out a way to make them honorary Fulton Countians!!"
- Todd A.
Wedding in Cornwall Bridge, CT on 08/16/2008
"Marc and the band were amazing - friendly, professional and fun, they were exactly what we needed. Great bluegrass delivered by folks who could get people up dancing and share in the revelry! We loved their music online, and as we had hoped they were even better live. They helped us to add some personal touches to the set, and were a total pleasure to have at our wedding. Highly recommend them. Do it before they get famous and are no longer available!
Thanks so much,
Ronnie and Nikolle"
- Nikolle K.
Wedding Reception in Babylon, NY on 05/22/2010
"Marc Silver and the Stonethrowers absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way -- the put on an excellent show, and their music helped make our wedding very special. Many guests asked for their cards so that they can hire them for their own events, and we will definitely ask them to play for our next big party. We give them our highest recommendation. "
- Seanna B.
Convention in Ithaca, NY on 11/14/2009
"Marc Silver and the Stonethrowers were a huge hit at our conference! They gave a fantastic performance and were truly a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them! "
- Dara K.
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Villanova, PA on 11/07/2009
"These guys were fantastic. They were very professional at every turn & played some great music. I took some time away from greeting guests, etc. to check them out. We are looking for an excuse to hire them again. Great band!
- Kevin S.
Wedding in North Wales, PA on 10/03/2009
"Amazing performance, amazing talent, amazing people! Marc Silver and the Stonethrowers put a lot of effort into making our wedding day special. They gladly accepted special requests and if they never played a song before, they learned how to. Their performance was so genuine and sincere. It's obvious they take pride in their musical talents. Not only are they exceptional musicians who know how to set an awesome ambience, they are the kindest people you will ever meet. My husband and I felt so honored to have them perform for us and our guests on such a special day. ;) "
- Kristin K.
Picnic in Stanfordville, NY on 07/25/2009
"Start to finish, I thought they were excellent. Good communication before the gig. Very talented, accomodating and professional. They lent a great vibe to the party and we had no issues at all. Very highly recommended and without reservations."
- Michael P.
Family Reunion in Point Pleasant, NJ on 06/28/2009
"the band was just great, they were flexible and open and friendly and really ehlped to make our event special. and great music too!"
- Jane Ellen M.
Wedding in Turbotville, PA on 07/04/2009
"Marc Silver and the Stonethrowers are an incredibly talented band. They were on time and very flexible with last minute changes at the reception. Most importantly our guests loved them."
- Karen H.
Wedding Reception in Califon, NJ on 06/19/2010
"Not only were these guys super talented and sounded awesome, they really helped to make my wedding, my dream wedding. They were fun, easy going, and flexible to our schedule throughout the night. I would highly recommend them to anyone!!!!!!"
- Wendy G.
Wedding Ceremony in Philadelphia, PA on 10/27/2012
"Marc and his band were amazing. I did not have to worry about a thing. They added our specific song requests and played them beautifully. Our guests were impressed and a week and a half later, they keep asking about them and complimenting them and us for our decision! I would highly recommend them to anyone! Nicest folks, too!"
- Sara W.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Darien, CT on 07/13/2012
"What a magical might - Marc and the Stoneyhrowers were amazing!"
- Elizabeth S.
Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers’s Response:
"The "Stoneyhrowers" definitely brought their strongest, most "magical might" to this party :-). Thanks for having us Elizabeth!"
Wedding Cocktail Hour in Weehawken, NJ on 06/02/2012
"Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers did a wonderful job playing for the cocktail hour of my wedding. The guests loved them and we received many comments on the music. I would definitely recommend them."
In addition to Philadelphia, Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown
and many other locations in and around the Philadelphia area.
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