Eileen Rose (vox, guitar)
The Legendary Rich Gilbert (guitar, pedal steel)
Johnnie Barber (drums)
Slick Joe Fick (upright bass)
Josh Hedley (fiddle)
Playing classic country and honky tonk music by the greats that started it all: Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, Ray Price, Tammy Wynette, Hank Snow, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, Connie Smith, Buck Owens, Skeeter Davis to the outlaw mavericks that kept it going, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Lynn Anderson, Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris and many more….
Singer/songwriter Eileen Rose and her band The Silver Threads play classic honky tonk sets each week in the legendary honky tonks of Nashville’s famous Lower Broad. The Silver Threads have quickly become one of the “must see” bands in Nashville and is comprised of a stunning collection of exciting and seasoned musicians.
Eileen Rose has released 8 solo albums, all written by Eileen herself, on several popular labels (including the much loved Rough Trade Records and Nashville’s own Compass label). She’s toured the world and back, had her song “Shining” featured in the Disney movie, The Rookie and several songs on major television shows. She belts out Tammy and Patsy like she was born to it and writes her own brand of outlaw country songs which have garnered a clutch of fans from Nashville to London, Boston to Rome.
The Legendary Rich Gilbert has been tearing it up on telecaster and pedal steel with some of the greats for years. This year, he appeared on The David Letterman show, Conan O’Brien and The Grand Ole Opry with the great Wanda Jackson and Mr. Jack White! His solos are jaw dropping, unpredictable and thrilling, his pedal steel work so beautiful, he’s made the widow of Don Helm’s himself cry and step up to the stage to thank him and shake his hand.
Johnnie Barber has played drums for some of THE all time greats: Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Louvin, Merle Haggard and, from 1978-1984, with Johnny Paycheck! He’s a drummer’s drummer, playing true country drums like very few can these days.
Joe Fick is a doghouse bass thumping phenomenon. Performing for years with the popular Memphis band, The Dempsey’s, Joe’s Nashville star is on the rise. He performed at this year’s CMA awards in the opening song with Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban! He also played Elvis’ bass player in the Cash biopic, Walk The Line. NOBODY solos like Fick.
Josh Hedley is another rising star. He is the fiddle player in Justin Townes Earle's band and is a talented vocalist and songwriter, releasing his debut solo EP in 2009. He sung with Eileen on her last album, and she describes him as her 'Emmylou'!
Catch The Silver Threads on Nashville’s Lower Broad! Weekly shows:
Tues 4:30-8:30pm & Weds 4-8pm LAYLA’S BLUEGRASS INN
Thursdays & Fridays 2-6pm ROBERT’S WESTERN WORLD
Sundays 6-10pm FULL MOON SALOON
Eileen Rose: Vocals, guitar
The Legendary Rich Gilbert: Guitar, pedal steel, dobro, banjo, mandolin, tipple
Joshua Hedley: Fiddle
Slick Joe Fick: Upright bass
Johnnie Barber: Drums
Patsy Cline,nConnie Smith, Lynn Anderson,Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn,Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Skeeter Davis, Hank Williams, Brenda Lee, Johnnie Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Carl Perkins...
What to Expect
We have a huge song list country-dancin’ songs and rockabilly songs by the most popular classic country male and female artists. Women like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, etc., as well as a great list of songs that aren't usually covered by similar bands like Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Brenda Lee.... We also play PLENTY of tunes by some of the all time great male country and rockabilly greats: Johnnie Cash, Hank Williams, Buck Owens,George Jones, Merle Haggard, Wayland Jennings, Johnnie Horton, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and Elvis.
We are very experienced professional Nashville musicians who are used to playing all kinds of different events from house concerts to festivals, country weddings and corporate events, as well as our regular weekly shows at Robert's Western World, Layla's, The Full Moon Saloon and other honky tonks on Lower Broad. We have a large repertoire of songs and since we play together so (and for SO many hours) often we can go with the feel of the room and play a set to suit that particular audience.
Since we have both female and male singers, we can cover a lot of songs. We know hundreds. We can be quiet and pretty or loud & rockin', as needed. We're extremely professional and experienced.
We can perform as a duo, three piece, four or five or six piece (if you'd like one or two fiddles added).
No special needs. We simply require a vocal PA.
Hundreds of traditional country songs, plus a few vintage surprises!
2010: 95 gigs
2011: 200 gigs
2012: 300 gigs
2013: 200 gigs (so far)
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