Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers

Bluegrass Band from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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About
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

Reviews
"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


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25+ GigMasters Bookings
2009 - Top Folk Band

Anniversary Party

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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!!

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Wedding

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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

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Wedding Reception

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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.

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Fundraiser

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We hired Marc Silver and the Stone Throwers for a fundraiser with about 150 people. Marc and his band were phenomenal. Very professional, but fun and laid back. The talent was exceptional, with great versatility and range of music. They even let my daughter and her friends sing with them for a few numbers. I would highly recommend them for any venue.

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Convention

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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!

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Wedding Reception

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Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers are an exceptional band! They helped to make our party a great success. They are not only phenomenal musicians with great vocal harmonies, but they are also friendly and a breeze to work with. Our guests were very curious how we found such a fantastic bluegrass band. They receive our highest recommendations. Karyn L.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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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!

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Graduation Party

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My friends and I were in search of a way to spice up the standard graduation party! Having grown up in rural area where good pickin' is a must at any event....we seached online for a good bluegrass band, which is when we came across Marc and the Stonethrowers. The band accommodated our every want, and the party was unforgettable! People had learned their songs prior to the night, they played our favorites, and they hung out all night! I would recommend them to anyone, and I plan on having them play any event I have in the future, even if I have to fly them to where I am! A must have, a true professional, great guys and amazing musicians! Catch them while you can!

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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. ;)

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Picnic

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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.

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2017
Aug
5
Wedding Reception
North Brunswick, NJ
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2014
Oct
12
Wedding Reception
Washington Crossing, PA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
Oct
4
Anniversary Party
Basking Ridge, NJ
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Aug
16
Wedding
New Hope, PA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
May
31
Wedding Reception
White Plains, NY
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Oct
26
Anniversary Party
Mc Connellsburg, PA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Oct
27
Wedding Ceremony
Philadelphia, PA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Jul
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Darien, CT
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2012
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2
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Weehawken, NJ
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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30
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2011
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30
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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10
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They Love Each Other
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Come Back Home
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Take Back Your Heart
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White Freight Liner
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Where The Soul of Man Never Dies
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With Care From Someone
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Can't You Hear Me Calling
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If I Lose
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Why You Been Gone So Long
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She Left Me Standing
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I've Just Seen A Face
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Don't Think Twice
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There's A Fool Such As I
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Please note 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.
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