Genre: country, pop
With harmonies similar to the Eagles, The Byrds and America, Silverado is a joy to listen to. A long time New England favorite, they’re known to consistently deliver that good time country rock feelin’ with a high degree of excellent musicianship and precise vocal arrangements. You know their top charting singles "Hide Your Love" and "Ready For Love."
In 1973, New England natives and singer/songwriter/performers Carl Shillo and Buzz Goodwin formed the band Silverado in Hollywood, California. In the next ten years, Silverado would record and release three diverse albums. The country and pop sound of “Silverado” and “Takin it all in Stride” on RCA Records (recorded at A&M Studios and The Record Plant in Hollywood, California), and the more rock “Ready for Love” on CBS Records (recorded at Sound Mixers and Chappell Music in New York City). All three records were released nationally and internationally in nine foreign countries.
Many high profile musicians added their talents to the Silverado records, including; David Dickey and Willie Lecox from the band “America”; famed session drummer Jim Gordon; James Burton (guitar) and Ron Tutt (Drums) from the Elvis Presley Band; Sneaky Pete Klinow and J.D. Mannis on Pedal Steel; Victor Feldman (Steely Dan) and Emory Gordie (Bass, Emmy- Lou Harris). Silverado’s third album, “Ready for Love”, included Connecticut musicians Jeff Keithline (Bass) and Mike Hayden (Drums) While “Takin’ it all in Stride” included current member Tony O’Keefe.
Single releases from all Silverado albums received “Hit Pick” recommendations from major trade publications including “Billboard”, “Cash Box” and Record World”. “Hide Your Love”, the primary single from the RCA 2nd album, rose into the top ten in the New England market including WDRC and WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut. It was played in heavy rotation on WBCN, Boston, WPLR, New Haven, and hundreds more stations around the country.
On July 11, 1981, the Silverado single “Ready for Love” (from the 3rd album) was charted #92 in the country in “Billboard” Magazine’s Hot Hundred, where it remained for several weeks. Carl Shillo and Buzz Goodwin were pictured on the cover of that issue.
The group has toured major venues of the east and west coasts, and the southeastern region of the U.S., sharing the stage with Roger McGuinn & The Byrds; Dave Mason, Pure Prairie League, and Richie Havens to name but a few. Their final tour, in 1981, with John Kay and Steppenwolf, was in support of their 3rd album “Ready for Love”.
Three of the original band members Carl Shillo (guitar, lead vocals), Tony O'Keefe (Bass, vocals), and Mike Hayden (Drums, vocals) are joined by Carl’s son Alex (lead guitar, vocals) and Charlie Fisher (guitar, vocals) to bring Silverado to the live stage again. The band will perform selections from their three albums, some brand new songs, and favorite songs from artists who have inspired them.
Ticket Price: $25, $40