"Americana at its best”
A unique collaboration between guitarist Justin Poindexterand accordionist/keyboardist Sam Reider, Silver City Bound is American roots music in motion. Their electrifying live show takes you on the journey of two exceptional young artists from different backgrounds, together “bound for alt-country glory” (Elmore Magazine): a magnetic southern storyteller, the son of a country singer, from the rolling hills of North Carolina; a San Francisco-raised, young jazz talent who fell in love with bluegrass and is reinventing American folk music on the accordion. With soulful harmonies, dazzling improvisation, and infectious grooves, Silver City Bound is music that moves your body and your soul.
Silver City Bound (formerly The Amigos) released their debut album, Diner in The Sky, in February, 2014. Joined by bassist Noah Garabedian, drummer Will Clark, producer Devin Greenwood (Sufjan Stevens, Norah Jones, Sweetback Sisters), saxophonist Eddie Barbash (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), and legendary composer, musician, and beat poet David Amram, the album won Best Americana Music Album from the Independent Music Awards and propelled the band to appearances at CMJ, Folk Alliance International, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Cotati Accordion Festival, the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, and the Kerrville Folk Festival. Silver City Bound has collaborated on stage with Jim Lauderdale, Dom Flemons, David Amram, Ranger Doug (of Riders in the Sky), The Time Jumpers, and Nellie McKay.
In addition writing and performing their original music, Silver City Bound’s mission is to promote cross-cultural collaboration and dialogue through American roots music. In 2014 the band was chosen by the U.S. Department of State to tour China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam as cultural ambassadors. In 2016 the band toured Azerbaijan and Turkey, performing for thousands of young people and collaborating on a benefit concert for refugees with an Istanbul-based band made up of Turks, Syrians, Kurds, Iraqis, and Americans.
In 2015, the band changed their name to Silver City Bound (the title of a classic Lead Belly tune), to better embody the spirit of the American roots musicians to which they are indebted. Their latest EP, Take My Picture, was released in February 2016, and features four original songs and a new take on the classic love song “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." Soaring accordion, throaty electric guitar and a pulsing rhythm section echo the Flying Burrito Brothers, Tom Petty, Clifton Chenier, and the Band.