1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Jersey Corn Pickers (Record Release Show!)

Philadelphia Music Co-Op Presents :

Jersey Corn Pickers (Record Release Show!)

Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers, HogMaw

Thu, July 17, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Jersey Corn Pickers
Jersey Corn Pickers
The Jersey Corn Pickers are a Philly area band that plays original and traditional, high energy bluegrass and Americana music. Their style is informed by their love of old time, folk, rock, blues, traditional country, and all manner of American roots music.

They are busy performing at clubs, coffee houses and festivals all over the northeast promoting their self-titled debut CD. They’ve opened for bluegrass legends Peter Rowan and Tony Trischka and many more. They recently performed at the 2013 Philadelphia Folk Festival and appeared on the Gene Shay Folk Show on WXPN in Philadelphia. Their live shows are rowdy affairs that will put a smile on your face!
Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers
Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers
"Marc Silver is living proof that singer/songwriters don't need to shout outrageously shocking lyrical lines in order to attract well-deserved attention... His confessional songs draw you in, rather than drag you along... a truly noteworthy artist that walks quietly, but carries a big gift." Dan MacIntosh [Spin Magazine]

Born in Missouri, Marc came from a family with an enduring love of music. As a child Marc found his first musical storytelling passion while composing themes to wild cowboy and Indian chases on the “black keys” (which he later came to know as the pentatonic scale). Piano and violin lessons in elementary school led Marc to buying his first electric guitar and amplifier (a B.C. Rich and Peavey) in 1992.

He began his guitar studies learning the blues, Phish, and Zeppelin songs with friends after school. In 1993, after winning the Missouri State Wrestling Championships, Marc stated in an exit interview that he was interested in pursuing music and starting a band. He’s been wrestling with the muse ever since.

Marc left the flatlands and moved east to study jazz and guitar at The University of The Arts. This was a great period of musical challenge and personal growth for Marc. Ultimately, though he did write and record an instrumental jazz-fusion record, Marc continued the struggle of finding his own voice in the music he was trying to express.

By 2006, working as a part-time music educator by day, Marc had compiled a list of original songs he felt were worthy of performing to live audiences. Weekly open mics all over the city helped develop his confidence while introducing him to other musicians who eventually became bandmates. Bolstered by this new enthusiasm, Marc started writing “Nectars Sweet and Rare”, “Lay Me Down” and other songs which led to his first recording Stonethrowers.

By October 2008, just in time for their first appearance at the prestigious Philadelphia club, The Tin Angel, the final pieces of the band came together in what is now called Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers. They have since opened for Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chuck Prophet, Hot Club of Cowtown, Moe, King Wilkie, and many other touring national acts. The band blends a passion for traditional song, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and country swing with a unique mix of original songwriting, bluegrass and folk music. Lead singing with great vocal character and seamlessly blended three-part vocal harmonies fill out their energetic delivery.

The recording of Naïve Lovers began at a very emotional time for Marc. He first set foot in the studio with Andrew Lipke just a few weeks after the passing of his father. With twenty songs undocumented, Marc went in to record what he thought might become three different records. All of the songs were laid down in demo fashion with guitar and voice before really focusing on the ten songs that became Naïve Lovers.
What started as an accidental meeting of musicians around a campfire has become a progressive bluegrass bomb that has exploded on the festival scene in the North East! By playing original music in an innovative style that is both experimental and familiar, HogMaw has quickly gained a reputation as something that you have to see first hand.

In only 4 years together HogMaw's resume includes over 60 festival appearances and nearly 200 total performances. These include major musical events such as the 50th Philadelphia Folk Festival, 2 appearances at DelFest in Cumberland MD, Camp Jam in the Pines in Monroeville NJ, Allentown, PA's Musikfest. They have opened for National acts such as GRAMMY award winners The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Bluegrass legends like Peter Rowan, The Seldom Scene, and Tony Trischka. HogMaw also appears on the band scene and has the honor of opening for jamgrass powerhouses Cornmeal, Hackensaw Boys, and Cabinet. They have also had many headlining performances of their own at major hot spots for original music such as The Trocedero, World Cafe Live, Tin Angel, and North Star Bar in their homebase of Philadelphia. The Blairstown Theater, The Strand Capitol Theater in York PA, The Sellersville Theater, The Historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ and various clubs all over the northeast. The band headlined the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Bucks Co. Bluegrass Festival at Snipe's Farm in Morrisville, Pa and also won the 2009 York Revolution Battle of the Bands where they played for a full stadium of 7000+ people.

Through a fan based fundraising project HogMaw was able to release their full length debut effot "Wake" in July of 2012. Produced by Ernie Tokay and mixed/mastered by Grammy winner Phil Nicolo, "Wake" is a daring romp featuring their own brand of THUNDERGRASS songs, transcending instrumentals, and a whole lot of wood chopping! "Wake" truly is an acoustical accomplishment that came out to much critical and local acclaim. The band hopes to tour and make a national splash through 2013 with the new release. "Wake" is available on iTunes,, and, you can also give it a listen for free on the music service Spotify as well.

HogMaw is Matt Baldwin on guitar and vocals, multi-instrumentalist Colin Reeves on mandolin, banjo, dobro, manjo (combination banjo mandolin), and occasional guitar, and Ryann Lynch on fiddle and foot percussion. Joining the band in 2012 is Johnny Calamari on upright bass and harmony vocals.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147