The Siver Family performed in Glens Falls last Thursday night as part of the Crandall Library’s Folklife Concert Series. Hailing from Crown Point, the group mined a variety of musical styles including traditional bluegrass tunes and old-time gospel favorites, as well as original songs that warmed the hearts of the over 200 people listening.
Opening the almost two-hour set with bluegrass legend Bill Monroe’s “Come Back to Me Is My Request,” they switched gears all evening, doing things like the traditional gospel tune “Almost Home” and a batch of well-crafted originals.
The Siver Family Band are bassist Ron (dad), guitarist-vocalist Jennifer (mom) and their daughter Dorothy Jane on fiddle, guitar and vocals. Rounding out the quintet are mandolinist Jim Bevins and banjo picker Steve Lutke.