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Very few bands in Rhode Island know how to bring a party-like atmosphere like The Silks, from Providence. –

From the Mountain-like heaviness of Down At The Heel to the Dylanesque blues of Try All You Want to the stomping rocker, Living In The World Today, The Silks sound like the first band in ages who could conceivably appeal to kids who are horrified at having Miley shoved down their throats, to aging hipsters who once hung out at The Fillmore. Though they’re young, The Silks seem somehow ageless. They’ve learned their lessons. They know their history. They rock. They also roll.  – Peter Gerstenzang

Of course the one glimmer of hope for rock’s future fate is placed squarely upon the local scene, safely removed from the cynical reach of corporate greed and focus groups. And it’s right here in Providence where bands like The Silks are emerging to steady the course and reinstate dominance. – Don DiMuccio

The Silks, of course, have been on a roll ever since the release of their debut album, “Last American Band,” last fall. Produced by Paul Westerberg (reportedly a big Silks fan), the album runs the gamut from down-and-dirty blues to Dylan-esque ballads to flat-out roadhouse rockers and only confirms what local music lovers already knew: that The Silks are a force to be reckoned with. – Bill Van Siclen

The Silks might just be the last American band, and its future depends on whether we want good bands and good music anymore. And if we do, we have to start supporting them in real, tangible ways. – Dave Pezza

The Silks take top honors as Best Band Rock ‘n’ Roll. This past year was a big one for The Silks that included a US tour, multiple performances at the SXSW Festival in Austin, prestigious gigs like being direct support for The Replacements in Detroit, headlining the Harpoon Brewery Festival in Boston, and bringing the music from their excellent 2013 album Last American Band to thousands. Front man Tyler-James Kelly’s guitar wizardry breathes new life into the blues on numbers like “Livin’ in the World” and “Trouble.” On the rockers like “Down at the Heel” and “Mountain Man,” The Silks kick into gear with an early ’70s Stones-type thump. The Silks have a boat load of ammo in their repertoire, which makes every show a unique and exciting testament to the power of rock ‘n’ roll– Marc Clarkin and Jake Bissaro

11/9/2018
Independentri.com – RI’s The Silks Bringing Their Brand Of Rock To Wakefield

9/21/2018
BostonMusicAwards.com – Here Are The 2018 Boston Music Awards Nominees

12/8/2017
DigBoston.com – Here Are The 2017 Boston Music Awards Winners

12/8/2017
BostonGlobe.com – Boston Music Awards Full List of Winners

12/7/2017
BostonMusicAwards.com – Blues Artist of the Year – The Silks

11/20/2017
Motifri.com – Night Before Thanksgiving In RI: 5 Things To do

9/19/2017
MusicSavage.com – The Silks – Live Bootleg – Album & Video Preview

9/15/2017
BostonGlobe.com –  Boston Music Awards names 2017 Nominees

9/15/2017
BostonMusicAwards.com –
By Boston Music Awards

8/21/2017
RhodyBeat.com – Eclectic Summer Throb of Pawtuxet
By John Howell

4/18/2017
RockAtNight.com – The Silks and Julie Rhodes Band Hit Hope Artist Village
By Mike McKenney

12/29/2016
GoLocalProv.com – The Silks: 17 to watch in 2017
By GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team

12/16/2016
Vanyaland.com – Year In Review: 16 of our most favorite Providence songs of 2016
By Rob Duguay

12/14/2016
Motifri.com- Alt-Nation: Best of The Best
By Marc Clarkin

12/8/2016
BostonMusicAwards.com – The Silks – Blues Artist of the Year
By Boston Music Awards

11/25/2016
GoLocalProv.com – 5 Live Music Musts -Buy Local Music 2016
By Ken Abrams

11/25/2016
SuzeReviewsTheBlues.com – The Silks Are Bringing Their New Album To The Fallout Shelter
By Suze72

11/11/2016
BostonHerald.com – Cambridge Clubs Hoist New Stars
By Jed Gottlieb

9/16/2016
CountryStandardtime.com – The Silks Turn Me On Review
By Kate Everson

9/13/2016
Amplifi.fm – Interview With Jonas Parmelee of The Silks
By Amplifi Staff Member

8/21/2016
TheIssuu.com – The Silks Turn Me On Record Review
By Michael Panico

8/18/2016
ProvidenceJournal.com – RI Band The Silks Have Stories To Tell
By Susan McDonald

8/11/2016
RICentral.com – Providence Trio Delivers Tight Rhythm Guitar Chops
By Dan Ferguson

8/10/2016
ProvidenceOnline.com – Weekend Best Bets – The Silks Blood, Sweat and Tazers
By Marrissa Ballard

8/9/2016
ElmoreMagazine.com – The Silks Turn Me On Album Review
By Jim Hynes

8/9/2016
50thirdand3rd.com – Record and Video of the Day… Turn Me On by The Silks
By Stephen

8/5/2016
Twangville.com – Readers’ Pick: Turn Me On by The Silks
By Tom Osborne

8/4/2016
TheSunChronicle.com – the Sounds Of The North – The Silks
By The Sun Chronicle

8/3/2016
motifri.com – The Silks – Turn Me On
By mclarkin33@gmail.com

7/27/2016
PopDose.com – A Fan’s Notes: The Silks, “Turn Me On”
By Ken Shane

7/26/2016
Twangville.com – Hittin’ the Road with Marcus Blacke
By Mayer Danzig

7/23/2016
Vanyaland.com – The Silks Turn It On And Tear It Up
By Rob Duguay

7/14/2016
Twangville.com – The Silks – Turn Me On
By Shawn Underwood

7/11/2016
MusicSavage.com – New Music | The Silks – Live And Learn
By Steve Benoit

7/6/2016
InnocentWords.com – Providence-Based Power Trio The Silks to Release ‘Turn Me On’
By Troy Michael

7/1/2016
GuitarWorld.com – The Silks Premiere Video from New Album, ‘Turn Me On’
By Guitar World Staff

6/30/2016
PopMatters.com – “The kind of Americana-worshipping blues rock that will never go out of style”
By Will Rivitz

6/28/2016
GuitarPlayer.com – The Silks Premiere “Live+Learn” Video
By GP Editors

3/7/2016
GoLocal Prov.com – “Live Review: Rhodes And Friends Rip Up The Columbus”
By Ken Abrams

3/4/2016
Writer’s Bone – “Let It Ride: A Night With The Silks”
By Dave Pezza and Daniel Ford

11/10/2015
The Newport Daily News – “Rough road to new album for The Silks”
By Paul Bubluski

11/10/2015
The Patriot Ledger – “The Silks kick off promising new season for Braintree Folk”
By Jay N. Miller

10/17/2015
Sontronics In Session – “The Silks at Dimension Sound Studios”
By Joan Hathaway

10/12/2015
The Pour Farm Tavern & Grille – “BEER’D Fest”
By New Bedford Guide

7/28/2015
Tweed River Talk – “A Few Words with Jonas Parmelee of The Silks”
By Mayer Danzig

5/21/2015
Writer’s Bone – “The Silks, The Last American Band You Should Be Listening To”
By Dave Pezza

5/20/2015
Motif Music Award Winners – “Best Alternative Band The Silks”
By Marc Clarkin and Jake Bissaro

5/29/2014
Providence Journal -“Friday Feast: The Silks vs. Alec K. Redfearn”
By Bill Van Siclen

9/17/2013
Providence Monthly – “This Local Band is Causing a Ruckus”
By Eric Smith

8/29/2013
Motif Magazine – “CD Review: The Silks – Last American Band”
By Don DiMuccio

3/5/2012
Providence Monthly – “An Hour in the Life of… Musician Jonas Parmelee”
By Erin Swanson