Funky, Poignant, Upbeat, Romantic, Playful, and Tender….. describe Laura Silverstein’s instrumentals played with passion on her 1930 Gibson L0 guitar.
“Something Blue – Fingerstyle Guitar and More” is an eclectic compilation of instrumentals spanning centuries and genres, and featuring fingerstyle guitar, joined on some tracks by violin, mandolin, and/or bass.
Playing styles ranging from folk to blues, ragtime, Hawaiian slack-key, contemporary, and swing, Laura Silverstein’s guitar playing celebrates the power, passion, and versatility of fingerstyle guitar. Laura’s performances take listeners on a journey through love, joy, humor, and life--all expressed through the wonderful and expressive voice of the guitar.
Laura has recorded two CD’s of instrumentals for fingerstyle guitar. Her first was “Auditory Allusions,” and most recent is “Something Blue – Fingerstyle Guitar and More.”
Laura is a frequent performer at a variety of venues in Southern California and beyond. She also plays banjo and guitar in High Hills Bluegrass Band, which has opened for the Dixie Chicks, and has shared the stage with bluegrass greats such as Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs and Eddie Adcock at various festivals. High Hills can be heard frequently at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.
Laura’s guitar playing reflects the influences of John Fahey, John Knowles, Judy Fjell, Kay Eskenazi, Harmony Grisman, Eddie Pennington, Kent Hillman, Eric Schoenberg, Pat Donohue, Doc Watson, and Marcel Dadi. Laura loves to share her passion for fingerstyle with others, teaching guitar at the Pacific Northwest Women’s Music Celebration, WildJamminWomen, and Women Making Music. She’s a regular participant at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, where she learns from and networks with other guitarists from around the country every summer.
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