Silver City Bound
Following the recent and heralded release of its EP ‘Take My Picture,’ which reached the top ten of Bandcamp’s Americana chart, Silver City Bound traveled to Azerbaijan to do concerts and workshops on behalf of the U.S. Department of State’s Arts Envoy Program. While in Azerbaijan, the band collaborated with local musicians and performed at the high profile festival America Days.
On their way to Azerbaijan, the band will stopped in Istanbul, Turkey to collaborate with “Country For Syria” May 14 and 15. Based in Istanbul, “Country For Syria” (https://www.facebook.com/countryforsyria/) is comprised of American, Turkish, and Syrian musicians who play a mix of American and Arabic folk music and do performances and collaborations with Syrian refugees all over Turkey.
The proceeds went to “Istanbul & I”, an organization that is focused on helping refugees in Istanbul from various countries build a positive relationship with the city and sponsoring creative projects.
Silver City Bound’s intent is both to raise money and awareness for the Syrian refugee crisis as well as to show strength and solidarity with other young artists living and working in Istanbul. Together, they will celebrate the positive cultural power of music and hopefully plant the seeds for further collaborative work. Silver City Bound’s mission is to promote cross-cultural collaboration and dialogue through American roots music.
Directed by Kelly Teacher
Music and lyrics by Sam Reider and Justin Poindexter, BMI
Accordion, Keys, Vocals – Sam Reider
Guitars, Vocals – Justin Poindexter
Bass – Noah Garabedian
Drums – Will Clark
Horns – Eddie Barbash, Ben Flocks, Sam Crittenden
Recording and mixing by Sam Owens
Mastering by Nate Woo