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Tin Silver / Bio

Listen to Tin Silver and you will hear the beer halls and Baptist churches of Texas, sun-drenched California, and a little New York thump. You’ll hear soaring country soul, hill blues stomp boogie, and fiddle-centric folk music. You’ll hear a quartet with a deep understanding of roots music and the hard-won musical chops to prove it. Tin Silver serves up solos hot and often, never at the expense of the band’s diverse, smart songwriting.

Guitar/banjo/dobro player Alan Bowen brings fluent bluegrass licks and blues solos he learned over years of dedicated study. Paul Prato’s upright bass sound and punk-bred attack ground Tin Silver's sound in jazzy, upbeat rhythms and moving, soulful chords. Tricia Rojas, the band’s Lonestar State ex-pat, brings sweet violin and the aching, rafter-rattling vocals she developed singing in church choirs during her childhood. Matthew Higgins, the band's original drummer, rejoined the crew in 2015, bringing his explosive energy, dynamic performance style and flair, and keen arranging sensibility to the band.

Tin Silver formed in Portland, with a self-titled EP in fall of 2007. Since then, the band has been wowing audiences with their unique sound all across Oregon while fusing their creativity and experiences into the writing and arranging of original songs. The fruits of this labor will be revealed on their new album, Continuum, set to be released this November. The band mates are old friends and have played together in various incarnations over the years. The strength of that bond and the obvious joy they display while singing and playing together heighten the power of their live performances, drawing audiences in with their passion and talent. Tin Silver's creative approach to the deepest American musical traditions inspires both young and old to tap their toes and hit the dance floor!

General Info

Band Members
Matthew Higgins - Drums, Patricia Rojas - Vocals/Violin/guitar, Alan Bowen - Guitar/Dobro/banjo/vocals, Paul Prato - Bass
Artist Name
Tin Silver
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Active Since
Americana / Folk / Roots Rock

Contact Info

Portland, OR
Self Managed