Streaming Tuesdays

Time: Tuesdays 7 PM to 8PM Eastern Time

URL: facebook.com/FolkProject/live

Our Show: The pandemic forced us to learn how to stream shows directly from the performer's studio. It has proven to be such fun that we are going to keep doing it each Tuesday night.

Attendance is free. 100% of donations go to the Artists.

Featured Performer: Arielle Silver
Photo of Arielle Silver
 
Bramble Vine

Arielle Silver has the heart of Laurel Canyon and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. This East Coast-born / West-Coast-based singer-songwriter is a consummate storyteller. Her rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her tours and travels across the American heartland. 

After a decade break from performing, her fourth album, A Thousand Tiny Torches (2020), is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.

American Songwriter described her music as “An urgent commanding vocal that melds KT Tunstall with Florence and the Machine.” Charlie Silvestri of the NPR podcast Up Close And Acoustic writes, “You Were Light should be heard by everyone, should be on every radio station and playlist. I’m serious. I love it.

One of Americana Highways Reader’s Favorite Albums of 2020, songs across the project have been recognized in numerous prestigious songwriting contests, including International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Great American Song Contest, Music City Song Star, and American Songwriter.

Music Connection named Arielle in their top ten 2020 “Top Prospects” and “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists,” writing of A Thousand Tiny Torches, “Arielle Silver is a born communicator, an artist whose structured songwriting exudes intelligence and humanity. And the best part is, she’s also got a knack for catchy pop hooks and fun arrangements.” 

A Thousand Tiny Torches, produced by Shane Alexander, is propelled by the masterful playing of a sterling cast of players with credits from Lady Gaga to KT Tunstall to Lukas Nelson: Denny Weston Jr., drums; Carl Byron, keyboards; Darby Orr, bass; Jesse Siebenberg, steel guitar; and Mike Mullins on mandolin. Michael Gehring tracked the project at Secret World Studios in Los Angeles in the famous Sound City Studios complex, and GRAMMY-winners Brian Yaskulka and Hans DeKline mixed and mastered, respectively. A loyal group of supporters funded the recording through a Kickstarter campaign.

Arielle has shared stages with America, St. Vincent, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Rebecca Loebe, and performed at BhaktiFest (Joshua Tree), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Ford Theatre (Los Angeles), Club Passim (Boston), and Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), among others.

She is an official Guild Guitars artist, writes for Roland Articles, produces/hosts a weekly livestream interview show (Tomes & Tunes), and serves on the board of the West Coast Regional Folk Alliance (FAR-West).

Also a literary writer and holistic yoga teacher, Arielle leads retreats and teaches creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Featured Performer: Robert Bidney
Photo of Robert Bidney
 
Thank Goodness for the Giving People

Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility.

He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his passion of writing songs with meaning. Those songs define him and reveal his soul.

Over the years, his songs have been covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream came true with the release of It’s All About the Love in July 2015.

The record examines the universal themes of life. Music News Nashville wrote “His is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote that the album is ”an eclectic collection of universal meditations on love, harmony and the things that threaten them, told in a confidently unadorned lyrical style that only an experienced songwriter would attempt.

Bidney’s second album Rush of Hope, released in May 2019, addresses universal themes through a lens of optimism. With its message of love instead of hate, the music resonates in today’s social climate.

A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.

His creativity and commercial awareness merged while working in advertising agencies, where he wrote and produced a number of national radio and TV jingles for clients and worked closely with many top musicians, producers and songwriters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

An active member of the Americana Community Music Association, Bidney lives in Southwest Florida and continues to write songs close to his heart.

Featured Performer: Heather Aubrey Lloyd
Photo of Heather Aubrey Lloyd
 
My Demons

Heather Aubrey Lloyd is a recovering reporter, performance poet and fairy tale collector turned songwriter. She has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for nearly two decades. Traveling the country playing everything from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts, Lloyd’s lyrical collection of stories became her first solo studio effort, A Message in the Mess. Populated by Hippie Tooth Faeries and Jackson Pollock reincarnated as a flock of scatological pigeons, each narrative is offered up in her passionate, “sing-me-the-phone-book” alto. Her finger-picked guitar says folk. Her lyrics show the influence of Baltimore’s slam poetry scene. Her hand percussion says world music. “Janis Joplin … and Joni Mitchell blended together,” says The Montgomery Caller. With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion (yes, that really is recorded bubble wrap), Mess received the Director’s Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven’t stopped since: 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist, 2018 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. She is also the reigning Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award. While the current socially distanced climate has cancelled most of her live shows, Lloyd is planning to release new music in 2021, featuring songs about mental health, the plight of refugees, and aging gracefully.

Previously, Lloyd has been a Lilith Fair Talent Search Finalist. ilyAIMY is the 3-year-reigning Best Contemporary Folk Group/Duo at the Washington Area Music Awards and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Winner, among other honors. And speaking of honors, we’re honored to introduce her on Streaming Tuesday to the Folk Project and our internet fans.

 

Featured Performer: Arielle Silver
 
Bramble Vine

Arielle Silver has the heart of Laurel Canyon and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. This East Coast-born / West-Coast-based singer-songwriter is a consummate storyteller. Her rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her tours and travels across the American heartland. 

After a decade break from performing, her fourth album, A Thousand Tiny Torches (2020), is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.

American Songwriter described her music as “An urgent commanding vocal that melds KT Tunstall with Florence and the Machine.” Charlie Silvestri of the NPR podcast Up Close And Acoustic writes, “You Were Light should be heard by everyone, should be on every radio station and playlist. I’m serious. I love it.

One of Americana Highways Reader’s Favorite Albums of 2020, songs across the project have been recognized in numerous prestigious songwriting contests, including International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Great American Song Contest, Music City Song Star, and American Songwriter.

Music Connection named Arielle in their top ten 2020 “Top Prospects” and “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists,” writing of A Thousand Tiny Torches, “Arielle Silver is a born communicator, an artist whose structured songwriting exudes intelligence and humanity. And the best part is, she’s also got a knack for catchy pop hooks and fun arrangements.” 

A Thousand Tiny Torches, produced by Shane Alexander, is propelled by the masterful playing of a sterling cast of players with credits from Lady Gaga to KT Tunstall to Lukas Nelson: Denny Weston Jr., drums; Carl Byron, keyboards; Darby Orr, bass; Jesse Siebenberg, steel guitar; and Mike Mullins on mandolin. Michael Gehring tracked the project at Secret World Studios in Los Angeles in the famous Sound City Studios complex, and GRAMMY-winners Brian Yaskulka and Hans DeKline mixed and mastered, respectively. A loyal group of supporters funded the recording through a Kickstarter campaign.

Arielle has shared stages with America, St. Vincent, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Rebecca Loebe, and performed at BhaktiFest (Joshua Tree), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Ford Theatre (Los Angeles), Club Passim (Boston), and Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), among others.

She is an official Guild Guitars artist, writes for Roland Articles, produces/hosts a weekly livestream interview show (Tomes & Tunes), and serves on the board of the West Coast Regional Folk Alliance (FAR-West).

Also a literary writer and holistic yoga teacher, Arielle leads retreats and teaches creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Featured Performer: Robert Bidney
 
Thank Goodness for the Giving People

Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility.

He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his passion of writing songs with meaning. Those songs define him and reveal his soul.

Over the years, his songs have been covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream came true with the release of It’s All About the Love in July 2015.

The record examines the universal themes of life. Music News Nashville wrote “His is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote that the album is ”an eclectic collection of universal meditations on love, harmony and the things that threaten them, told in a confidently unadorned lyrical style that only an experienced songwriter would attempt.

Bidney’s second album Rush of Hope, released in May 2019, addresses universal themes through a lens of optimism. With its message of love instead of hate, the music resonates in today’s social climate.

A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.

His creativity and commercial awareness merged while working in advertising agencies, where he wrote and produced a number of national radio and TV jingles for clients and worked closely with many top musicians, producers and songwriters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

An active member of the Americana Community Music Association, Bidney lives in Southwest Florida and continues to write songs close to his heart.

Featured Performer: Heather Aubrey Lloyd
 
My Demons

Heather Aubrey Lloyd is a recovering reporter, performance poet and fairy tale collector turned songwriter. She has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for nearly two decades. Traveling the country playing everything from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts, Lloyd’s lyrical collection of stories became her first solo studio effort, A Message in the Mess. Populated by Hippie Tooth Faeries and Jackson Pollock reincarnated as a flock of scatological pigeons, each narrative is offered up in her passionate, “sing-me-the-phone-book” alto. Her finger-picked guitar says folk. Her lyrics show the influence of Baltimore’s slam poetry scene. Her hand percussion says world music. “Janis Joplin … and Joni Mitchell blended together,” says The Montgomery Caller. With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion (yes, that really is recorded bubble wrap), Mess received the Director’s Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven’t stopped since: 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist, 2018 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. She is also the reigning Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award. While the current socially distanced climate has cancelled most of her live shows, Lloyd is planning to release new music in 2021, featuring songs about mental health, the plight of refugees, and aging gracefully.

Previously, Lloyd has been a Lilith Fair Talent Search Finalist. ilyAIMY is the 3-year-reigning Best Contemporary Folk Group/Duo at the Washington Area Music Awards and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Winner, among other honors. And speaking of honors, we’re honored to introduce her on Streaming Tuesday to the Folk Project and our internet fans.

 

Featured Performer: Arielle Silver
Bramble Vine

Arielle Silver has the heart of Laurel Canyon and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. This East Coast-born / West-Coast-based singer-songwriter is a consummate storyteller. Her rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her tours and travels across the American heartland. 

After a decade break from performing, her fourth album, A Thousand Tiny Torches (2020), is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.

American Songwriter described her music as “An urgent commanding vocal that melds KT Tunstall with Florence and the Machine.” Charlie Silvestri of the NPR podcast Up Close And Acoustic writes, “You Were Light should be heard by everyone, should be on every radio station and playlist. I’m serious. I love it.

One of Americana Highways Reader’s Favorite Albums of 2020, songs across the project have been recognized in numerous prestigious songwriting contests, including International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Great American Song Contest, Music City Song Star, and American Songwriter.

Music Connection named Arielle in their top ten 2020 “Top Prospects” and “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists,” writing of A Thousand Tiny Torches, “Arielle Silver is a born communicator, an artist whose structured songwriting exudes intelligence and humanity. And the best part is, she’s also got a knack for catchy pop hooks and fun arrangements.” 

A Thousand Tiny Torches, produced by Shane Alexander, is propelled by the masterful playing of a sterling cast of players with credits from Lady Gaga to KT Tunstall to Lukas Nelson: Denny Weston Jr., drums; Carl Byron, keyboards; Darby Orr, bass; Jesse Siebenberg, steel guitar; and Mike Mullins on mandolin. Michael Gehring tracked the project at Secret World Studios in Los Angeles in the famous Sound City Studios complex, and GRAMMY-winners Brian Yaskulka and Hans DeKline mixed and mastered, respectively. A loyal group of supporters funded the recording through a Kickstarter campaign.

Arielle has shared stages with America, St. Vincent, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Rebecca Loebe, and performed at BhaktiFest (Joshua Tree), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Ford Theatre (Los Angeles), Club Passim (Boston), and Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), among others.

She is an official Guild Guitars artist, writes for Roland Articles, produces/hosts a weekly livestream interview show (Tomes & Tunes), and serves on the board of the West Coast Regional Folk Alliance (FAR-West).

Also a literary writer and holistic yoga teacher, Arielle leads retreats and teaches creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Featured Performer: Robert Bidney
Thank Goodness for the Giving People

Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility.

He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his passion of writing songs with meaning. Those songs define him and reveal his soul.

Over the years, his songs have been covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream came true with the release of It’s All About the Love in July 2015.

The record examines the universal themes of life. Music News Nashville wrote “His is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote that the album is ”an eclectic collection of universal meditations on love, harmony and the things that threaten them, told in a confidently unadorned lyrical style that only an experienced songwriter would attempt.

Bidney’s second album Rush of Hope, released in May 2019, addresses universal themes through a lens of optimism. With its message of love instead of hate, the music resonates in today’s social climate.

A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.

His creativity and commercial awareness merged while working in advertising agencies, where he wrote and produced a number of national radio and TV jingles for clients and worked closely with many top musicians, producers and songwriters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

An active member of the Americana Community Music Association, Bidney lives in Southwest Florida and continues to write songs close to his heart.

Featured Performer: Heather Aubrey Lloyd
My Demons

Heather Aubrey Lloyd is a recovering reporter, performance poet and fairy tale collector turned songwriter. She has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for nearly two decades. Traveling the country playing everything from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts, Lloyd’s lyrical collection of stories became her first solo studio effort, A Message in the Mess. Populated by Hippie Tooth Faeries and Jackson Pollock reincarnated as a flock of scatological pigeons, each narrative is offered up in her passionate, “sing-me-the-phone-book” alto. Her finger-picked guitar says folk. Her lyrics show the influence of Baltimore’s slam poetry scene. Her hand percussion says world music. “Janis Joplin … and Joni Mitchell blended together,” says The Montgomery Caller. With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion (yes, that really is recorded bubble wrap), Mess received the Director’s Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven’t stopped since: 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist, 2018 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. She is also the reigning Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award. While the current socially distanced climate has cancelled most of her live shows, Lloyd is planning to release new music in 2021, featuring songs about mental health, the plight of refugees, and aging gracefully.

Previously, Lloyd has been a Lilith Fair Talent Search Finalist. ilyAIMY is the 3-year-reigning Best Contemporary Folk Group/Duo at the Washington Area Music Awards and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Winner, among other honors. And speaking of honors, we’re honored to introduce her on Streaming Tuesday to the Folk Project and our internet fans.

 

Featured Performer: Arielle Silver
Bramble Vine

Arielle Silver has the heart of Laurel Canyon and the soul of the Chelsea Hotel. This East Coast-born / West-Coast-based singer-songwriter is a consummate storyteller. Her rich, expressive voice and acoustic guitar frame expansive melodies that echo her tours and travels across the American heartland. 

After a decade break from performing, her fourth album, A Thousand Tiny Torches (2020), is luminous, literate, and alive, with songs that crosscut exacting details of the seismic heartbreaks of ordinary life.

American Songwriter described her music as “An urgent commanding vocal that melds KT Tunstall with Florence and the Machine.” Charlie Silvestri of the NPR podcast Up Close And Acoustic writes, “You Were Light should be heard by everyone, should be on every radio station and playlist. I’m serious. I love it.

One of Americana Highways Reader’s Favorite Albums of 2020, songs across the project have been recognized in numerous prestigious songwriting contests, including International Songwriting Competition (ISC), Great American Song Contest, Music City Song Star, and American Songwriter.

Music Connection named Arielle in their top ten 2020 “Top Prospects” and “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists,” writing of A Thousand Tiny Torches, “Arielle Silver is a born communicator, an artist whose structured songwriting exudes intelligence and humanity. And the best part is, she’s also got a knack for catchy pop hooks and fun arrangements.” 

A Thousand Tiny Torches, produced by Shane Alexander, is propelled by the masterful playing of a sterling cast of players with credits from Lady Gaga to KT Tunstall to Lukas Nelson: Denny Weston Jr., drums; Carl Byron, keyboards; Darby Orr, bass; Jesse Siebenberg, steel guitar; and Mike Mullins on mandolin. Michael Gehring tracked the project at Secret World Studios in Los Angeles in the famous Sound City Studios complex, and GRAMMY-winners Brian Yaskulka and Hans DeKline mixed and mastered, respectively. A loyal group of supporters funded the recording through a Kickstarter campaign.

Arielle has shared stages with America, St. Vincent, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Rebecca Loebe, and performed at BhaktiFest (Joshua Tree), Hotel Cafe (Los Angeles), Ford Theatre (Los Angeles), Club Passim (Boston), and Eddie’s Attic (Atlanta), among others.

She is an official Guild Guitars artist, writes for Roland Articles, produces/hosts a weekly livestream interview show (Tomes & Tunes), and serves on the board of the West Coast Regional Folk Alliance (FAR-West).

Also a literary writer and holistic yoga teacher, Arielle leads retreats and teaches creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Featured Performer: Robert Bidney
Thank Goodness for the Giving People

Robert Bidney is a singer songwriter whose message is as strong as his melodies. His music is relatable and has a strong commercial sensibility.

He has been writing songs for most of his life. To support his family, he worked in the advertising world, but pursued his passion of writing songs with meaning. Those songs define him and reveal his soul.

Over the years, his songs have been covered by an eclectic group of artists around the world, but his dream was to produce an album of his own. That dream came true with the release of It’s All About the Love in July 2015.

The record examines the universal themes of life. Music News Nashville wrote “His is a strong, new voice on the indie album scene that’s been a long-time coming.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel wrote that the album is ”an eclectic collection of universal meditations on love, harmony and the things that threaten them, told in a confidently unadorned lyrical style that only an experienced songwriter would attempt.

Bidney’s second album Rush of Hope, released in May 2019, addresses universal themes through a lens of optimism. With its message of love instead of hate, the music resonates in today’s social climate.

A seasoned performer, Bidney connects with his audiences through his infectious energy and emotional performances.

His creativity and commercial awareness merged while working in advertising agencies, where he wrote and produced a number of national radio and TV jingles for clients and worked closely with many top musicians, producers and songwriters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

An active member of the Americana Community Music Association, Bidney lives in Southwest Florida and continues to write songs close to his heart.

Featured Performer: Heather Aubrey Lloyd
My Demons

Heather Aubrey Lloyd is a recovering reporter, performance poet and fairy tale collector turned songwriter. She has co-fronted Baltimore’s ilyAIMY for nearly two decades. Traveling the country playing everything from bait shops to clothing-optional resorts, Lloyd’s lyrical collection of stories became her first solo studio effort, A Message in the Mess. Populated by Hippie Tooth Faeries and Jackson Pollock reincarnated as a flock of scatological pigeons, each narrative is offered up in her passionate, “sing-me-the-phone-book” alto. Her finger-picked guitar says folk. Her lyrics show the influence of Baltimore’s slam poetry scene. Her hand percussion says world music. “Janis Joplin … and Joni Mitchell blended together,” says The Montgomery Caller. With its inventive arrangements and delightfully bizarre percussion (yes, that really is recorded bubble wrap), Mess received the Director’s Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven’t stopped since: 2018 No Depression Magazine Songwriting Award Finalist, 2018 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist, 2018 National Women’s Music Festival Emerging Artist, 2017 Telluride Troubadour Top 4. She is also the reigning Grand Prize winner of the prestigious Bernard Ebb Songwriting Award. While the current socially distanced climate has cancelled most of her live shows, Lloyd is planning to release new music in 2021, featuring songs about mental health, the plight of refugees, and aging gracefully.

Previously, Lloyd has been a Lilith Fair Talent Search Finalist. ilyAIMY is the 3-year-reigning Best Contemporary Folk Group/Duo at the Washington Area Music Awards and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Winner, among other honors. And speaking of honors, we’re honored to introduce her on Streaming Tuesday to the Folk Project and our internet fans.