Singer • Violinist • FiddleR • Grammy Nominated Songwriter
If You Listen to Music At All You’ve Heard Lisa!
Her voice backs super stars like Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill and Willie Nelson. She is “Baby Looney Tunes” on the theme song she co-wrote, produced and sang for the popular cartoon. With the release by Alabama her “Forty Hour Week” rocketed to a Grammy nomination. She played fiddle with Chet Atkins and violin for Elvis. She was one third of The Cherry Sisters – Nashville’s go-to studio background vocal trio, and performed with well-known artists on tv and stage. And she chose a home at Congregation Micah where, for 20 years, she was the Music Director and Cantorial Soloist—made famous within the Middle Tennessee community for her moving songwriting and her zany kids’ music.
Welcome to Lisa Silver’s website! We’re thrilled you are here and hope you stroll down memory lane with the almost too crazy to believe catalog of music, and then head to the Listen and Buy to find your favorite Lisa Silver Songs and keep them in your playlist. OR book Lisa to write a song for you, provide music for your services or coach you for your own career in the studio.
It is impossible to listen to music from the last 50 years and have missed hearing Lisa Silver.
Grammy-nominated songwriter Lisa Silver is a multi-faceted talent whose Nashville career includes work as a studio musician/vocalist and voice-over artist. As a background singer and fiddle player, Lisa has performed on thousands of recordings, radio and television commercials, live stage shows and television shows. For 20 years she has served as Music Director/Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Micah, and has created and performed many original settings of Jewish liturgical music for all age groups.
On this site you can find her information and links to her portfolio AND you can also purchase her music as downloads, CDs and sheet music.
How I Became a Songwriter
I've been writing melodies since I was a little girl. One of my first collaborations was with Robert Louis Stevenson, in 3rd grade, when I set several of his poems from “A Child’s Garden of Verses” to music. When I moved to Nashville, I wrote several songs with...
…a Studio Musician/Singer
I moved to Nashville from Detroit in 1972 after attending University of Michigan School of Music and playing in a country band in Ann Arbor, Michigan, "The Honky Tonk Angels". Two of my bandmates (one who later became known as Too Slim in the group Riders In The Sky)...
..and a Cantorial Soloist
I do not officially call myself a “cantor”, since I was not ordained as a cantor from a cantorial school. But I have served as the cantor at Congregation Micah in suburban Nashville from 2002-2022. My official title was Cantorial Soloist/Music Director. Here’s how...