Video of the Jack Silverman Ordeal featuring Robert Crawford of drums, Viktor Krauss on bass, Tyson Rogers on keys, and Tracy Silverman on electric violin, taken at the March 12 Night of the Silvermen event at the Stone Fox. Footage by Make it Pop Creations.
By day, Jack Silverman is the Scene’s mild-mannered managing editor, assigning coverage here, repairing a split infinitive there. But when darkness falls, he takes up his ES-335 and unites with a rotating cast of badass local players — tonight he’ll feature Alison Krauss’ brother/Lyle Lovett’s longtime low-notesman Viktor Krauss on bass — bringing us space odysseys, hot crime jazz, and other instrumental selections that might make you question the funkiness of the proverbial mosquito’s tweeter. Starting the evening off is virtuoso violinist Tracy Silverman (no relation — we knew you were going to ask), a stylistic chameleon whose six-string electric fiddle and looping pedal lend themselves to Hendrixian theatrics as easily as the pieces composed for him by minimalist maestros like Terry Riley and John Adams. One question remains: Can a cozy West End eatery contain the cosmic power unleashed when Tracy sits in with The Ordeal, morphing them into … The Silvermen?
— Stephen Trageser
“Night of the Silvermen,” a free event taking place at the Stone Fox March 12, will feature the Jack Silverman Ordeal (with Viktor Krauss), with electric violinist Tracy Silverman opening. Tracy will go on around 8:15 with the band starting about an hour later.
The Stone Fox is located at 712 51st Avenue N. Nashville, TN 37209.
The Jack Silverman Ordeal @ Family Wash (June 29, 2012). Photos by Julia Bee.