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"Tory is one of the city’s most exciting guitarists; in performance, she can hold a room with just her electric in a way precious few people can. Topping the musicianship is her lyricism. Listening to her music reminds me that there’s meaning to be found in everything, especially a pepper shaker."
-Phil Jones, WERS
Photo by Carter Howe
Photo by Carter Howe
Tory Silver is a singer/songwriter from Massillon, Ohio, currently based in Boston, Massachusetts. Inspired largely by bossa nova, folk, and rock music, Tory uses these influences to create a fresh sound with a distinct punch. Notably known for her interesting chord progressions and warm voice, Silver uses her music not only as an outlet lyrically, but as an opportunity to create something captivating on the guitar. Studying the guitar for the last decade, Tory’s music is crafted with detail in mind. In October, NPR tweeted her latest EP, Pepper, was the best thing on their October playlist. Pepper, is a follow up to her debut album, Observere.
"Tory Silver is an exciting and refreshing departure from conventional song-writing with her artful use of dynamics, unique chord progressions, and impressive approach to song-form. She will undoubtedly continue to carve out her space in the musical ecosystem with her captivating live performances and true song-writing talent."
-Irving Gadoury, Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn
"Tory Silver is a quiet badass, an incredibly modest boss who casually blows everyone’s minds whenever she takes the stage. Her songwriting somehow manages to take simplicity and make it complex, or possibly take complexity and make it simple. Her guitar skills and harmonic knowledge are not to be messed with. You would do well to give her a listen, again and again."
"Tory's music is FRESH," says Will Buchanan of
The Bonbon Plot, "She combines an understated vocal approach and unpretentious, real-life lyrics with seriously unique harmonic language and song structure to create a refreshing sound. Whenever I hear her music I recognize her sound *instantly*."
"Observere is one of those records that hits you right
on the first downbeat and never lets you go. It's dirty and dance-able with a genuine vibe of self-expression. This is a record that needs to be listened to in its entirety, from the tasty licks of "There's No Need", to the smooth Latin grooves of "I've Been Stressing", to the stripped down folk of "I Feel Like."
"There's plenty of great singer songwriters in the area, but it takes someone really special to have such witty delivery, banter, and comfortability while on stage. Tory absolutely lights up the room - literally and figuratively with her orange amp, electric guitar, cool tone and observant lyrics. Each song has its own story to tell, and I love waiting for the punchline. There's always an adventure that she takes us on through the melodies and lyrics!"
"Tory's music is creative and innovative. Infused with her honesty and charm, her melodies warm the tones of my musical soul. I will always look forward to hearing more of her music!"
-Clint Ted Paseos (former guitar teacher)
The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Club Passim-, Cambridge, MA
Lizard Lounge Club, Cambridge, MA
Pianos-New York, New York, NY
Great Scott, Allston, MA
Light Club Lamp Shop, Burlington, VT
Rockwood Music Hall- New York, NY
Thunder Road-Somerville, MA
Blue, Portland, ME
Atwood's, Cambridge, MA
Gulu Gulu, Salem, MA
Radio Bean-Burlington, VT
Pete's Candy Store-Brooklyn, NY
Principia College-Elsah, IL
O'Brien's Pub-Allston, MA
The Burren-Somerville, MA
Article 24, Allston, MA
The Lilypad-Cambridge, MA
The Middle East-Cambridge, MA
Cantab Lounge-Cambridge, MA
Gallery 263-Cambridge, MA
Tavern at The End of The World-Charlestown, MA
Out of The Blue Too Art Gallery-Cambridge, MA
Plough and Stars-Cambridge, MA
PA's Lounge-Somverville, MA
ArtBeat Festival-Somerville, MA
WERS-Wicked Local Wednesday
WMFO-Mike On the Mic
Boston Free Radio
WICN- The Folk Revival
WEMF-Under the Covers