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The Silvertones

The Silvertones were founded in 1993 by Brian Wicker and Kyle Copeland. Like all bands, The Silvertones have had several line-up changes through the years. The band now consists of Brian Wicker (bass), Randy Ball (drums), Leo De La Vega (guitar) and Rob Donavan (guitar). The Silvertones’ music, mostly of which is original, reflects the various influences that the band members grew up with. It's primarily blues, with hints of jazz, swing, rockabilly and rock-n-roll.

The Silvertones have recorded five albums: * Cruisin’, which was self-produced in 1999 * Hot in The Hole, which was recorded live in July, 2002, at The Hole in the Wall in Dallas, Texas * Ride in My Cadillac, which was produced by Ryan Rader in Austin, Texas and released by Deep South Productions in 2005 * You Got Me Spinnin’, their second album on the Deep South Productions label was released in October of 2011

The Silvertones released Silvertone Avenue in May 2014. An album of all original songs. It is the first album which they have recorded any acoustic songs for.

“You might be surprised at the number of blues clubs around town: Keys Lounge, Deep Ellum Blues, Lota's Goat, Hole in the Wall, 6th Street Grill, J&J's, to name a few. It's hard to believe they can all stay in business, what with no radio station to support the genrelike rock, hip-hop and Latin music receive. Even more interesting is that one band plays so many of these joints it could single-handedly keep them all afloat. The Silvertones, four-time winners of the best blues award, have been rustling around Dallas since 1993, and to put that in perspective, blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan has been dead only three years longer than they've been together. It's an appropriate touchstone, as Leo De La Vega leads this rock-leaning blues group with loud howls and guitar wails that would make Vaughan a proud papa.” —Sam Machkovech, Dallas Observer


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