NEW IN 2007! MOSIAC-PIECES OF JEWISH MUSIC IN NEW ORIGINAL SETTINGS On Lisa's first solo Jewish CD "MOSAIC", Lisa has written, with several other award winning songwriters, new settings of liturgical music as well as some original pieces on Jewish themes. Her beautiful voice is complimented by a team of masterful studio musicians to express Lisa's lifelong musical journey. Encompassing a variety of styles from evocative old world melodies to acoustic country/folk to contemporary pop, MOSAIC is a collection of pieces to be enjoyed by all ages. Here's what people are saying about Lisa and MOSAIC: 'Truly one of the most sensitive, stunning and inspiring voices in Jewish music. As for her gorgeous music... an unforgettable rendition of 'Sim Shalom' and a completely original 'Hineini' that is absolutely one of the most powerful Jewish songs I have EVER heard. I am honored to lead Shabbat services by her side.' MICHAEL HUNTER OCHS OF GESHER 'This wonderful collection shines with the energy of lots of folks with incredible track records who lend their talents to support Lisa's collection of modern Jewish Pop material. Their wisdom, combined with Lisa's own greatness and wisdom, provides a wealth of listening. I recommend 'Hineini', when everyone comes together in a perfectly written, gut wrenchingly well-performed musical moment that wesinger/songwriters always strive towards, but rarely, if ever, achieve. BETH SASS, SINGER/SONGWRITER/JEWISH MUSIC EDUCATOR 'We are all familiar with Isaiah's words: Shiru Ladonai Shir Chadash-- Sing Unto God a New Song.' Lisa Silver has taken that prophetic injunction to heart and in her lyrical voice and soul-filled melodies, she brings our traditional liturgy to a new and vibrant life. The Jewish music world is blessed that this gifted singer-songwriter has transferred her popular music talent and experience to the world of the synagogue. The very young and the many not-so-young will all find spiritual uplift and joy in her music as we have in Nashville for these many years.' RABBI KEN KANTER, DIRECTOR OF THE RABBINIC SCHOOL, HEBREW UNION COLLEGE Here are some comments from Lisa: 'My musical journey began when I was a young girl in Detroit. I grew up in a Jewish neighborhood, in a culturally Jewish but not particularly observant household. One of my strongest musical influences was my dad, a musicteacher and professional synagogue music director and singer in many congregations in Metropolitan Detroit. I have very fond memories of our family seders, with my dad leading the singing. Our home was filled with lots of music, from Mozart to Motown, Brahms to the Beatles, the Great Cantors to the Girl Groups. My brother introduced me to folk, blues, and jazz. I was captivated by the variety, playing violin in school and community orchestras and attempting to learn folk guitar and trying to play bass on the bottom two strings of an electric guitar in a garage band. Somehow I knew that music would be the biggest part of my life. At age 17, just out of high school, I became a professional musician, in a group of strolling violins, playing at conventions, country clubs, and more than a few Bar Mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. In 1972, I packed one suitcase and my violin, and set out for the Country Music scene in Nashville, TN. I began as a fiddle player, then became a background singer, and ultimately, became a published songwriter on the famed Music Row. As the decade rolled into the 1980's, I still felt connected closely to music, but not very connected to Jewish music. As journeys often do, however, mine looped back around and led me back into the world of Jewish music. In the mid-1990's, I had a child of my own to raise, and a need to once again be involved in a Jewish community. When I joined the newest Nashville Jewish temple, Congregation Micah, the greatest surprise to me was just how much Jewish music had changed during my hiatus. It took a little getting used to, but it wasn't long before the new melodies, while not replacing the traditional Jewish melodies of my childhood, became comfortable and familiar. I felt I was coming full circle when, in 1996, I became a co-director of the Micah Kids Choir. It was the first of many opportunities to re-connect with my roots, to combine all that comprised me musically, and Jewishly. When I had the opportunity to fill in for the Cantorial Soloist, I was moved by the music and by being part of a Shabbat service. It was an honor in 2002 to be tapped as the new Cantorial Soloist for my Jewish home, Congregation Micah. Completing this CD is a milestone for me. It shows how far I have come, but also reminds me of all I carried with me along the way. Mosaics are pieces showing the path of a journey. My mosaic's pieces are musical notes, set on a very special staff, arranged in a pattern I hope you will enjoy. As you listen, my hope is that your journey, your personal mosaic, will be enriched by mine!' Keep reading to see to see Lisa's official bio and credits: Lisa Silver is the Music Director/Cantorial Soloist and Co-Director of the Micah Kid's Choir at Congregation Micah in Brentwood (Nashville), Tennessee. A multi-faceted musician whose career has included background singing, violin/fiddle playing, songwriting, producing, and voice-over work, Lisa is still actively working in many areas of the music business. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she is a classically trained violinist and was influenced by her father Abraham Silver, a vocal music teacher who trained several Motown recording artists and directed and sang in synagogue choirs and quartets in the Detroit area throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's. Since moving to Nashville in 1972 after attending the University of Michigan School of Music, Lisa has performed on thousands of recordings of all styles from classical to country for over 75 recording artists including Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Willie Nelson and has earned over 15 gold and platinum records as a background vocalist. Lisa is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and was a recipient of the Songwriter's Guild Rising Star Award. She enjoys writing in a variety of styles and for a range of age groups. She has written and produced music for the National Girl Scout Cookie Campaign; several CDs for children and families including My Forever Family (Songs About Adopting and Being Adopted) and Celebration of Country, a CD for families featuring major country artists. Kids delight in hearing her voice on the theme song of Baby Looney Tunes, which airs on the Cartoon Network. Lisa's most recent production is her own CD MOSAIC, pieces of Jewish music in new, original settings. Lisa's interest in Jewish music was rekindled when she discovered Congregation Micah in 1995. She was one of the founders of the Micah Kids Choir, which led her to co-write a CD of original children's holiday songs for the choir with one of Micah's Jewish educators, Teri Simon. Two of Lisa's songs, "Why, Why, Why" and "Let Us Always Remember" are included in The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children! Volume II: Manginot published by Transcontinental Music. Lisa became Congregation Micah's Cantorial Soloist in 2001. She incorporates some of her original musical settings of liturgy into Micah's worship services. LISA SILVER ALBUM CREDITS - Vocal Lynn Anderson Chet Atkins Garth Brooks Johnny Cash Mark Chesnutt Roy Clark Gene Cotton Billy Crash Craddock Linda Davis Mac Davis Sammy Davis, Jr. Mike Douglas Dr. Hook England Dan & John Ford Coley Janie Fricke Kathie Lee Gifford Vince Gill Mickey Gilley Amy Grant Lee Greenwood Michael Johnson Faith Hill Engelbert Humperdinck Kris Kristofferson Cristy Lane Brenda Lee Jerry Lee Lewis Dave Loggins Barbara Mandrell Dean Martin Charly McClain Mindy McCready Reba McEntire Mary McGregor Ronnie Milsap Willie Nelson Juice Newton Olivia Newton-John Marie Osmond Buck Owens Dolly Parton Charley Pride James & Bobby Purify Eddie Rabbitt Reba Rambo Boots Randolph Lou Rawls Helen Reddy Jerry Reed Kenny Rogers Tim Ryan Ricky Van Shelton Ronnie Spector Ray Stevens George Strait Sylvia Joe Tex B.J. Thomas Mel Tillis Mary Travers Randy Travis Twiggy Conway Twitty Steve Wariner Bryan White Roger Whittaker Lee Ann Womack Tammy Wynette Trisha Yearwood ALBUM CREDITS - Fiddle/Violin Chet Atkins Matraca Berg Billy Crash Craddock George Jones Dave Loggins Charlie McCoy Charley Pride Elvis Presley Eddie Rabbitt Leon Russell Russell Smith Ray Stevens Gene Watson Hank Williams, Jr. COMMERCIALS Alcoa Bell Telephone Burger King Chevrolet Coca-Cola Dr. Pepper Folger's Coffee Ford Motor Company Future Floor Finish Kellogg's KFC Kraft Laredo Boots McDonald's Nestle Crunch Pepsi Piedmont Airlines Rockefeller Center 7-Up United Airlines VOICEOVERS Bristol-Meyers/Squibb Castner Knott Champs Sporting Goods Froggy's Country Storybook GMAC Goodwill Industries Grand Ole Opry Kids Central USA Laz-Y-Boy Nashville Electric Service O'Charley's Opryland USA Outlet Limited Mall Sudekum Planetarium Uncle Bud's TV APPEARANCES American Music Shop Christmas at the Grand Ole Opry CMA Awards - '82 - '07 Hee Haw In Concert Kennedy Center Honors the Arts Jerry Reed & Friends Trisha Yearwood Special Marty Robbins Spotlight Merv Griffin Show Mike Douglas Show Music City News/TNN Songwriter Awards Music City News/TNN Awards Music City Tonight Nashville Now On Stage Pop Goes the Country Today Show Tonight Show Tribute to Chet Atkins Lynn Anderson HBO Special Charlie Rich HBO Special SONGWRITING CREDITS (partial listing) 40 Hour Week - Alabama (#1 - Grammy Nominee) One Promise Too Late - Reba McEntire (#1) Maggie's Dream - Don Williams (top 10) Things Are Tough All Over - Shelby Lynne (top 20) Pots & Pans Rhythm Band - Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen Even The Sun Is Sleeping - Kathie Lee Gifford The Nature of Things - Randy Travis Angel Kisses - Crystal Gayle Willow In The Wind - Kathy Mattea Playin' In The Same Band - Charlie Daniels TV/MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS - Vocal/Fiddle About Last Night The Cannonball Run Country Gold Hot Stuff Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Concrete Cowboys Hooper The Long Kiss Goodnight The Prince Of Egypt ANIMATED SONGWRITING/PRODUCTION CREDITS Baby Looney Tunes - Main Title Scooby Doo - Toy Scary Boo Krypto The Super Dog - Main Title Firehouse Tales - Teamwork Krypto The Super Dog - Krypto Romp.
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