Wed, June 6, 2012
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
1953 - San Antonio, Texas : Born into an army family Terry Lee attended 10 schools in 10 different cities. After finishing high school in Yakima, Washington he set out for Seattle, then California and continued from there to travel in the States all the while learning to play guitar and write songs. TLH has worked as a carpenter, truck driver, farm and ranch hand, cook, laborer, bar tender, booking agent and various other occupations to support himself, his daughter (as a single parent) and his music. From the first time he heard Bill Haley's "Rock Around The Clock" he wanted to be a guitar player and indeed, bought his first Stella when he was 14. Terry Lee has lived and traveled extensively in America and, since 1993 in Europe as well. His first appearance on record was on 1987's "Lowlife" compilation from Ironwood Studios and the following year with his song "Dead Is Dead" on SubPop 200.
Now, there are 12 Cd's released in Europe, all of them (except the last) on German recording labels. The first was in 1993 with "Oh What A World" on Normal Records . The next 8 CDs (Frontier Model, The Wilderness Years, Tornado Alley, Leaving West, Old Hand, Blue Room, Frozen, Tender Loving Hell: The Best Of…) were with Glitterhouse Records. The next 3 releases were with Blue Rose Records. Celebration What For in 2004 and one self-titled release called Hardpan along with one live CD/DVD - Hardpan Live – which featured American songwriters Chris Burroughs, Joseph Parsons Todd Thibaud and Terry Lee Hale. In 2007 he released his latest CD called “Shotgun Pillowcase” on the Spanish Borderdreams label.
Terry Lee lives just outside Paris, France with his wife Katy.
“[Little Silver] prove themselves on The Stolen Souvenir… haunting songs [that] touch on experimental and rock and roll sounds” - Paste Magazine, premiere of “Sleep til Morning”
“A perfect example of the new generation of folk, featuring twanging acoustic guitar punctuated by carefully conducted vocal harmonies, all dripping in … tranquility and longing. Indeed, Little Silver is quite reminiscent of Fleet Foxes or the Head And The Heart.” – Magnet
“…absolutely superb. The attention to detail, the inherent melody and vocal harmonies make for an incredible listen. You’re gong to fall head over heels…” - Austin Town Hall
The Stolen Souvenir is the debut EP from Little Silver. It’s bare and intimate, a small set of gorgeous songs co-written by Erika Simonian and Steve Curtis over the course of their first year playing together.
Erika is a veteran of several NYC bands (The Erics, The Go Kartel), and Steve is a founding member of and writer for Hem, with whom he has sold over 85,000 records worldwide and performed all over. They both play guitar, sharing a ethereal duet vocal. Live, their sound is opened up with the help of Ray Rizzo (drums/keys) and David Tarica (bass/keys). This full band lineup is back in the studio this year to put together a full-length record, while Erika and Steve are releasing a covers EP (Dress Up) this spring. The duo and the quartet will alternately be on the road in 2012 in support of both releases.
Whiting Tennis lives in Seattle and is currently playing shows solo and with an ensemble that includes bass, drums, cello, and steel pedal slide. He is currently recording and mixing a new CD and LP titled "I Do", which is slotted to be released by Tarnished Records. His last record, "Three Leaf Clover" was released on Tarnished Records in April 2006.
Whiting moved back to Seattle in 2004 after living in New York City for 12 years. While in New York he played in a group called The Scholars, and self released "Hello Dolly" in 2000. The Scholars were: Whiting on guitar and vocals, John Devore on Drums, and Hiroshi Kimura on bass, who replaced the original bass player, Pete Moe. Gerald Menke, a fantasic NYC steel pedal slide player, occasionally sat in for shows and recording. Before The Scholars formed, Whiting played in The Klugmen, (later called Savalas), which featured the hilarious and talented frontman Kevin Landers on vocals and sometimes guitar. When that band petered out, Whiting basically canibalized that group to form The Scholars. The original idea and form of The Scholars came about when Whiting met Nathan Johnson, the drummer for the Seattle Rock band Flop (fronted by Rusty Willoughby), who had moved to New York after Flop was dropped from Sony. Nathan and Whiting drank lots of beer and decided to start a band that would only gig in libraries. That group only played in Whiting's Dumbo painting studio, but was full of promise. Nathan eventually moved to northern Europe.