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Laura Silverstein, Guitarist: Guestbook

Paul Christie

June 10, 2013

It was an absolute blast taking your fingerstyle classes at the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop this past weekend. I really enjoyed your energy and your teaching style ! I hope our paths cross again at future workshops. I listened to our Happiness is a Warm Guitar CD on my way to work this morning. Loved your renditions of Tennessee Waltz and Over the Rainbow… and another favorite The Water is Wide – aahhh so much to learn.

Steve & Geri Keller

June 8, 2013

Dennis Chapman delivered an autographed copy of your new CD to us last week. We miss seeing you at the "Backstage" but it is wonderful to hear where your new surroundings have taken your music. Love your work! Bereft is very introspective, Freighttrain gets me back into a happy place and Over the Rainbow just happens to be my personal all time fav. You really filled the whole spectrum. What a joy to listen to and it has inspired me to work a little harder at my own guitar as well.
Thanks again for the CD and we are glad to hear you are doing so much and so well!
Inspired by you....
Steve & Geri Keller

brent marchbanks

May 10, 2013

LS: Your tone is SUPERB. Howd'ya do it; especially with metal picks????

Dennis Chapman

April 12, 2013

The truckers and family and friends in LA miss you.

Mike Sciacca

December 19, 2012

I won't hesitate to recommend you when I next hear about someone whose looking for some EXCELLENT solo acoustic guitar. You've got the chops and the ear, rock on!!!

Pat Donahue

May 28, 2012

So happy that you keep on playin'.

Not The Pat Donahue

Donna Dunaif

April 30, 2012

just signed up for your e-mail list, but it looks like there was a glitch on the country: it showed up as Afghanistan rather than the USA!

Great to meet you Laura - just listened to the High Hills clips. I'm at work now, but when I get home, will definitely order those CDs!

Natasha Lubin

January 7, 2012

Fantastic site! You had a clip of Daria singing. I tried to show it to a friend of mine who knows Daria and i couldn't find it. Did you take it off Facebook?

Hope all is well and, forgive the senior moment, her name will come back as soon as I sign off! There was a time I remembered her name and not yours! Happy New Year to the two of you.


Phoebe McKinney

December 31, 2011

Happy New Year, Laura. Just stopped by your webpage to see what new CDs you might have. I am going back to South Sudan soon so need another "fix" of your most excellent music to keep me sane and happy overseas. Thank you for your of song and guitar. Means a lot to me. Best, Phoebe McKinney (from Hearts and Hands Guitar Camp, more than a few years ago, I am afraid!). Cheers!

bob ginn

December 16, 2011

i look foward to the music

Norm Johnson

May 19, 2011


I enjoyed hearing you this evening at the Stephens House song circle. Thank you for being willing to play a short set to our Special Needs clients.

At last weekend’s Island Music Festival at the Island Music Center in Rolling Bay, I got the idea of doing several very short concerts for the Special Needs clients from the Stephens House and also invite the High School Special Needs classes and the Adult Living Program students. I would like to do it at the Island Music Center in Rolling Bay because of the nice stage, the nice seating, and it would be an trip to someplace different for our clients. Our normal hours are 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, so it needs to be within that time frame. I was thinking of Tuesdays from 11:00 – 11:30. That would normally be our Arts and Crafts period at the Stephens House. Would that time be good for you? Which day would be best for you?

Tuesday May 24

Tuesday May 31

Tuesday June 7

Let me know. Thanks.

Leslie Reagan

October 2, 2010

Thought I'd check in and send you a hello greeting! Hope all is going well with you and sure all are enjoying your music in your northern land :)

Diane Wierenga

June 2, 2010

Hello Laura, just a voice from the past. Glad to see you are doing your music. Just in case your memory has faded, we worked together for ABC School district ( Cerritos and Gahr high school). We lived in Seattle for 12 years then we relocated to the Netherlands, where we have been for 4 years. I hope this finds you in good health, and that life is treating you well.
Diane Wierenga


May 2, 2010

los felicito, muy buen sitio, realmente espectacular. Invito a que pasen por valencia, por el Red Nest Hostel

Jeff Shepard

March 1, 2010

I do not want to intrude on your privacy, but if you went to Walter B. Hill Jr. High and Wilson High School in Long Beach, Ca. I have always remembered you!

Dennis Chapman

February 3, 2010

I miss you. Hope that musical community know how lucky they are. make great music and share.

June Koukl

January 18, 2010

Hi Laura, my husband (a bluegrass afficianado, banjo player and banjo builder) attneded your concert at Boulevard music. I just wanted to thank you for the two cds you so generously gave to us in the audience. As you all were playing I was trying to figure out some way to get my husband to buy one of your cds for me; early Christmas gift or birthday, maybe? Anyways, thanks for the unexpected blessing. -June Koukl

Ron & Dorothy Watkins

January 17, 2010

Hi Laura, we have many fond memories. Don't want to lose contact. You take care now. Don't be a stranger. Let us know how your doing. Good Luck now.

Ryan Mongiello

January 1, 2010

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Leslie Fagan

December 6, 2009

What?!?!? Moving to Seattle?!? Oh my heavens. I wish you all the very best in your new adventures. The northwest is fortunate to get you :0)


November 29, 2009

Aloha! ckv


November 29, 2009

Aloha!hmrk! sbosx fjfhb

Dennis Chapman

November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving with family and friends. My choice of music for dinner wasa Laura Silverstein/Something Blue followed by Cyndi Lauper/At Last and to get the holidays really going I finished with Elvis/Christmas Duets. Great music, great food and great times. Thanks, Dennis

Alissa Rose

October 20, 2009

Hi Laura,

Your website looks fantastic! I listened to one of your guitar melodies... Maui .... it was great!

I tried to "Twitter" you back but I have an I Book Mac computer at home and at school and it is limited.

Anyway, good to see you are enjoying yourself.


Kate Dare-Winters (aka Kathie Guiver)

July 17, 2009

I finally looked you up! Enjoyed the sounds, and plan and a trip to LB in sync w/ your concerts. Kate

Ryan Mongiello

June 23, 2009

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Carol Haynes AKA Chipmunk

June 16, 2009

Thanks for a great music lesson today. What a surprise. Can't wait 'til I can actually pick and grin AT THE SAME TIME!

William A Burggraf

May 25, 2009

Great learn music & A great looking Musician Lady? Keep up with the Great Music Miss Laura Silverstein


April 9, 2009

Very nice!


April 5, 2009

Hello to all ! Great site. I am new here greetings to all from Poland.

susan remmele

April 4, 2009

Hi Laura,
I was introduced to your music by Ruth Conn and wow am I impressed. I listen to your cd all the time, it is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for making it.


Henry Trombley

April 3, 2009

Nice music! But where are the t-shirts? No offense, but I like obscure things. A silk screened t-shirt of Laura Silverstein would have most people scratching their heads and with the few who got it we would share a moment of understanding.


March 8, 2009

Hey Laura thanks for dropping by the site!

Zeke Smukler

February 13, 2009

Heard you play bluegrass banjo on Bill Knowlton's radio show, the Bluegrass Ramble.


January 26, 2009

Hi Laura, nice website, and I also enjoy your myspace page. I look forward to seeing you again at camp this summer. Maybe this time I can play Duelling Banjos without messing it up!
- Lee in Montreal


January 5, 2009

A great resource - many thanks!


December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Laura. How are you? I am ok. I absolutely love your music. You are a great musician. Of course, I am partial to the banjo.


November 25, 2008

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November 14, 2008

Hello! Good site, good content


November 13, 2008

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November 9, 2008

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November 5, 2008

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November 4, 2008

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October 30, 2008

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October 17, 2008

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Maureen L. MacDonald

October 12, 2008

I have played this beautiful album over and over since buying it at PSGW last July. I can hardly wait to see you so that you can autograph it yourself. Meantime C.T. signed it on your behalf, at my insistence!

Leslie Fagan

October 1, 2008

Love the web-page! So pleased to see you moving forward with your passion. :o)


July 13, 2008

Hello from World Wide Bluegrass. We are interested in linking with your site. Please come give us a look and listen:) Take care!

Erlinda Cortez

July 6, 2008

I love your website and the songs on your CD! I also saw your CD in a garden store on 2nd Street in Long Beach.

Love from your Spring '08 CSULB student!

Kelly Kawashima

May 23, 2008

Great website! When you gave us your web address, I was expecting this to be about statistics...a great musical surprise I must say! Also, thank you I really enjoyed your class!

Kelly from csulb

Rebecca Shelly

May 13, 2008

Wow! I love your site. Who would have thought that a statistics professor would have such a passion for music! Thank you for telling us about your website, and thanks for a great semester.


May 3, 2008

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martucci Angiano

March 17, 2008

Great Web-site.... Looks like your having loads
of fun.

Please, can you forward the info re: end of April
music camp...

I really enjoyed playing with the two of you yesterday.


Ruth Morvay

February 3, 2008

what a great website! Really wonderful to see you again aafter all these years. So glad to hear that your life is good. Your music is great!

Lydia Eltringham

November 18, 2007

I was at the show last night and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I'm coming back Dec. 15 with some of my friends. Thank you for sharing your music with us. Best, Lydia


November 17, 2007

Great show tonight as always. All my bunch just loved you. Pick on.

Neil H. Donahue

November 17, 2007

Link for photos of the 2007 Wickenburg Arizona 28th Bluegrass Festival..Nice meeting you all....Enjoy Neil

Dolly S. Kaplan

October 15, 2007

I enjoyed listening to your sample CD and look forward to hearing and seeing you are your group soon.


July 31, 2007

You are a great musitian!and I realy like your site, thank you


July 1, 2007

My buddy Dennis let me know about you ladies and so far I like what I hear. I hope to see you in Alta Dena soon. Aloha

Leann Rumps

May 29, 2007

How absolutely wonderful!!! I love it. You are inspirational in so many ways. Thank you for a delightful semester.

Renee Stokes

May 23, 2007

Wow! That's beautiful music! My husband and I are going up to Grass Valley tomorrow to visit friends for a few days... isn't it beautiful there? I like Maui Sunrise... I'm going to have to go and buy one of your CDs now... thanks for this semester. It was tough! But I learned A LOT!

Artie in Santiago Chile

May 4, 2007

Laura, great to hear your music, see your photos, and learn more about you and the group's progress. It's been over a decade since we attended the Bluegrass Camp in Leveland Texas, and I'm glad that even from here in Santiago Chile I can keep in touch and enjoy the wonderful music you are making. All the best, Artie.

Sharon Hennessy

May 3, 2007

Hey Laura -- Thanks ! You are a teacher of the finest kind. I've been putting the things you taught me in "Freight Train". You are amazing. First, you found the teachable moment, clearly identified what I could add/learn, and you stuck with me while I got it. Your lesson has totally revitalized my practice! No more playing just to keep the finger callouses. I've got something new to add to the old routine. Refreshing.

Also, your coaching at the NW Women's Music Camp made our performance possible. It was just what we needed. That meant a lot to my friend Susan.

I hope our paths cross again.


Sherry in AZ

April 14, 2007

Hey! Your new website is outstnding! You are an artist on many levels. Good job!!!!!!!!


January 24, 2007

Hi guys you have intersting site
A loy of thanks.

Cap Peck

January 11, 2007

wow! I love your music--as I always have. I can still hear your "roots" in these tunes. Can't wait to hang out with you again! best, cap

alex safron

January 10, 2007

Hi Laura! Thanks for the inspiration. I have come upon new free time to practice guitar and enjoy listening to your music in the morning. It's so cold up here in the bay but your tunes warm me up from the inside out. You seem to be in high demand up here in the Bay! We would love to have you.

Mário Ribeiro

December 2, 2006

Nice Website and great pictures.Your music is very good and warm.Hope to hear from you in Acoustic Friends.

Jayne Schabel

November 14, 2006

Lovely website, Laura! I look forward to the new CD. And I, like Phoebe, would love to have you play up here in the Bay Area!

Steve Ortiz

September 29, 2006

Hi Dr Silverstein! We spoke at CSULB yesterday you have great pictures! I'm really hoping to catch one of your performances. As soon as time permits me school-wise, I'll be at your next show!

Eddie Pennington

September 11, 2006

Nice web site and good to see that your so busy. Your a great picker and I hope to see and pick with you again sometime soon. Eddie Pennington

Phoebe McKinney

August 23, 2006

Hi Laura - your website is neat and I wish your band would come play in the Bay Area sometime! I'd love to hear them!

Kay Betts von Sneidern

August 15, 2006

Happy to have come across your site and still hoping to meet you and hear you play sometime.

Tom Drulias

June 23, 2006

It is so great to see you are having fun and doing what you love. I hope to hear you sing and play, someday soon,


Tom Drulias

Jim G.

June 1, 2006

Love your photo album. Especially the ones of first (Temecula) and the last time(San Marcos) I got to see/work/play with the group.

See you all in September--maybe sooner???

Shirl Tyner

May 23, 2006

Laura, your music is beautiful and it is great to have it on your website so we can enjoy it! I miss seeing the band, hope all is great for all of you!

Kathy Wingert

May 10, 2006

Beautiful website to showcase a beautiful guitarist, composer, banjo picker and woman. Congratulations! I look forward to the next chance to hear you play.

Brenda Meray

May 7, 2006

I was recently introduced to Laura and her awesome guitar and banjo playing at the Northwest Women's Music Camp. I really enjoyed her playing at our song circle jams. Her playing really added energy and joy to the jams, not to mention the lively rhythm. I look forward to hearing her again in person.

boom boom

May 6, 2006

I miss you

Pat Donahue

March 19, 2006

I enjoy touching into you web page and just checking out what you and your band are up to. I am grateful to have been around you and have had your wonderful gift of music in my life. I love the pictures of you and your friends, those great smiles, and shared experiences. Best to you, Pat Donahue


March 4, 2006

Here's to my very favorite fingerstyle guitarist and banjo player. You're awesome and your music is awesome!