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Up Close And Acoustic

Performance/Interview formatted radio, featuring singer/songwriters and bands in a relaxed and intimate acoustic setting.

In this weekly radio series, you can meet new bands and performers for the first time or hear established acts in a way you may not have heard them before.

In-depth and candid conversation along with music performance with some of the best bands around.

Your host for Up Close And Acoustic is Charlie Silvestri and most of the pieces in this series are 'Evergreen' and can be played any time.

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Up Close And Acoustic with Tom Hampton Part 2

From Charlie Silvestri | Part of the Up Close And Acoustic series | 58:29

Part 2 of Tom Hampton's visit with Up Close and Acoustic.
Tom Hampton is a multi-instrumentalist session and sideman along with being a singer/songwriter and vocalist in his own right.
He is a much sought after talent who has played with many bands and artists.
(like Marshall Tucker, Craig Bickhardt, Poco, Tracy Grammer, and many more)
But where did it start? What are the origins of Tom Hampton the musician?
Tom's life's work and what it all means... along with a bunch of songs in this episode of Up Close And Acoustic

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Part 2 of Tom Hampton's visit with Up Close and Acoustic.
Tom Hampton is a multi-instrumentalist session and sideman along with being a singer/songwriter and vocalist in his own right.
He is a much sought after talent who has played with many bands and artists.
(like Marshall Tucker, Craig Bickhardt, Poco, Tracy Grammer, and many more)
But where did it start? What are the origins of Tom Hampton the musician?
Tom's life's work and what it all means... along with a bunch of songs in this episode of Up Close And Acoustic

Up Close And Acoustic with Warren Zevon Part 1

From Charlie Silvestri | Part of the Up Close And Acoustic series | 58:27

I am of the opinion that Warren Zevon should be recognized as one of America's greatest songwriters. And to be fair, to his fans, he is.
But to the general population, he is known for 3 or 4 pop-novelty type songs.
The story of Warren Zevon and his songs goes far deeper than that.
I know Warren Zevon as a fan who had seen him perform many times. But I dont 'know' his story. And of course, he is no longer here to ask.
I've read biographies and books about him... Now, more importantlyI have spoken with a few people who knew him well.
They will, along with his music, help to tell his story today. In part one of two, we're Up Close And Acoustic with Warren Zevon!

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I am of the opinion that Warren Zevon should be recognized as one of America's greatest songwriters. And to be fair, to his fans, he is.
But to the general population, he is known for 3 or 4 pop-novelty type songs.
The story of Warren Zevon and his songs goes far deeper than that.
I know Warren Zevon as a fan who had seen him perform many times. But I dont 'know' his story. And of course, he is no longer here to ask. 
I've read biographies and books about him... Now, more importantlyI have spoken with a few people who knew him well.
They will, along with his music, help to tell his story today. In part one of two,  we're Up Close And Acoustic with Warren Zevon!

Up Close And Acoustic with Warren Zevon Part 2

From Charlie Silvestri | Part of the Up Close And Acoustic series | 59:06

Up Close And Acoustic is back with Part 2 of our Warren Zevon project.

I am of the opinion that Warren Zevon should be recognized as one of America's greatest songwriters. And to his fans, he is.
But to the general population, he is known for 3 or 4 rock-novelty type songs.
The story of Warren Zevon and his songs goes far deeper than that.
I knew Warren Zevon as a fan who had seen him perform many times. But I dont 'know' his story. And he is no longer here to ask.
Lately, I have spoken with quite a few people who knew him well.
They will, along with his music, help to tell his story today. Part two of this series features more interviews and a bunch of songs to help tell Warren Zevon's story.

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Up Close And Acoustic is back with Part 2 of our Warren Zevon project.
I am of the opinion that Warren Zevon should be recognized as one of America's greatest songwriters. And to his fans, he is.
But to the general population, he is known for 3 or 4 rock-novelty type songs.
The story of Warren Zevon and his songs goes far deeper than that.
I knew Warren Zevon as a fan who had seen him perform many times. But I dont 'know' his story. And he is no longer here to ask. 
Lately, I have spoken with quite a few people who knew him well.
They will, along with his music, help to tell his story today. Part two of this series features more interviews and a bunch of songs to help tell Warren Zevon's story.
Along side songs by Warren are some talented musicians I've invited to perform songs from his catalog.

Up Close And Acoustic with Warren Zevon Part 3

From Charlie Silvestri | Part of the Up Close And Acoustic series | 57:16

Up Close And Acoustic is back with Part 3 of our Warren Zevon project.
I am of the opinion that Warren Zevon should be recognized as one of America's greatest songwriters. And to his fans, he is.
But to the general population, he is known for 3 or 4 rock-novelty type songs.
The story of Warren Zevon and his songs goes far deeper than that.
I knew Warren Zevon as a fan who had seen him perform many times. But I dont 'know' his story. And he is no longer here to ask.
Lately, I have spoken with quite a few people who knew him well.
They will, along with his music, help to tell his story today. Part two of this series features more interviews and a bunch of songs to help tell Warren Zevon's story.

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Up Close And Acoustic is back with Part 3 of our Warren Zevon project.
I am of the opinion that Warren Zevon should be recognized as one of America's greatest songwriters. And to his fans, he is.
But to the general population, he is known for 3 or 4 rock-novelty type songs.
The story of Warren Zevon and his songs goes far deeper than that.
I knew Warren Zevon as a fan who had seen him perform many times. But I dont 'know' his story. And he is no longer here to ask. 
Lately, I have spoken with quite a few people who knew him well.
They will, along with his music, help to tell his story today. Part two of this series features more interviews and a bunch of songs to help tell Warren Zevon's story.
Along side songs by Warren are some talented musicians I've invited to perform songs from his catalog.

Up Close And Acoustic with Carlene Carter

From Charlie Silvestri | Part of the Up Close And Acoustic series | 55:08

Carlene Carter, proud member of the long celebrated Carter family of music, stops by Up Close And Acoustic to talk about music, legacy, family history and the ups and downs of a career in music and the weight of being part of a family legacy.

Carlene_small Carlene Carter, proud member of the long celebrated Carter family of music, stops by Up Close And Acoustic to talk about music, legacy, family history and the ups and downs of a career in music and the weight of being part of a family legacy.
And no visit from Carlene Carter would be complete... if such a thing is possible, without talk of Johnny and June, Mother Maybelle, and even Nick Lowe.
Good talk and music abounds in this episode and Carlene plays a couple live just for us!

Up Close And Acoustic with Liz De Lise

From Charlie Silvestri | Part of the Up Close And Acoustic series | 58:16

Liz De Lise discovers Portland, OR is weird, but maybe not as funny as in Portlandia.
Liz, a singer and songwriter based out of Philadelphia, is a traveler and also a keen observer.
She puts those traits to good use on her album 'To and Fro', a project chronicling kids lives on the streets of Portland, Oregon.
What started as just a trip to that place on TV where a bunch of Liz De Lise's favorite bands are from, became an undergraduate study funded by a grant which ultimately led to recording an album of stories and character studies based on the people she met in Portland.

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Liz De Lise discovers Portland, OR is weird, but maybe not as funny as in Portlandia.
Liz, a singer and songwriter based out of Philadelphia, is a traveler and also a keen observer.
She puts those traits to good use on her album 'To and Fro', a project chronicling kids lives on the streets of Portland, Oregon.
What started as just a trip to that place on TV where a bunch of Liz De Lise's  favorite bands are from, became an undergraduate study funded by a grant which ultimately led to recording an album of stories and character studies based on the people she met in Portland. 
Travel, observation, songwriting, and performance... This week we go to and fro with Liz De Lise.