Atlanta’s Live Music Source featuring International and American Folk Music including Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Jazz, Russian, and more!
JEFF SILVER, JIMMY GALLOWAY, BRUCE GILBERT
When you listen to Jeff Silver, you hear a swampy blues rocker one minute and a haunting ballad with soaring melodies the next. He's developed a unique guitar style that surprises you with unexpected grooves and chords that perfectly compliment his personal and powerful lyrics. Silver's is a "grown up" voice that's been influenced by everyone from The Beatles and James Taylor to Sting and Steely Dan, but he cooks up a satisfying stew that definitely has a flavor all its own.
Jimmy Galloway has played music most of his life. Influenced early on by Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler, he was drawn to fingerstyle guitar. His own style is a mixture of folk-based Americana, roots rock, fusion, psychedelia and the ambient work of 20th century avant garde composers. He cites Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Page, Chet Atkins, George Harrison, David Lindley, Michael Hedges, Mike Campbell, and The Edge as major influences—as well as the late Atlanta picker John Madden, who was a great mentor and close friend.
After graduating with a Music degree in Recording from UNC-Asheville, where he studied under electronic music visionary Dr. Robert Moog, Jimmy toured the Southeast playing clubs, festivals and colleges. Not one to stay still, he moved to Nashville,TN in 1997 where he played countless recording sessions and joined several different groups as a “utility musician,” playing various stringed instruments. After spending 5 years on the road doing 150-200 shows a year, it was time to slow down and focus on writing his own original material. The result of that effort was the 2008 EP "Waiting for the Fall." This year he has also just completed the full length "Symbols," on which he wrote, played, engineered and produced most of the tracks. “Symbols” is available at http://jimmygalloway.bandcamp.com/album/symbols.
Jimmy teaches at the Atlanta Institute of Music (AIM) as an instructor for the Acoustic Guitar program. He is excited about the opportunity it provides to share his unique playing style and philosophy to creating music with up and coming musicians.
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