Elm City Records is a production company founded by Solomon Silber and Benjamin Verdery formed to record, film and curate music and videos by musicians who we believe are making the world a better place through their art. As working artists ourselves, we are committed to nurturing the unique creative drives that push people to create, and we are passionate about showcasing their work to the world at large. We feel now more than ever that the world needs us to speak up through our music. ECR is allowing us to do that in our humble and truthful manner.
Solomon Silber is a guitarist, producer and director. Trained in classical guitar (Yale University, BA; Yale School of Music, Master of Music) he has performed as a soloist with orchestras, toured with rock n' roll bands, and worked as a studio musician and producer. In 2016, together with Ben Verdery, he launched Elm City Records. Based in the SpeakEasy studio, Solomon is actively composing, performing and producing music and videos.
Artistic director of 92nd Street Y’s Art of the Guitar series since 2006, chair of the guitar department at the Yale University School of Music and artistic director of the bi-annual Yale Guitar Extravaganza since 1985, Benjamin Verdery is hailed for his innovative and eclectic musical career. Since 1980 he has performed worldwide in theaters and at festivals, including Theatre Carré (Amsterdam), Maverick Concerts (NY), the International Guitar Festival in Havana, Wigmore Hall (London), Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco (Mexico), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Opera in New York. Ben Verdery has released more than 15 albums, his most recent being Happy Here with William Coulter; and Branches, featuring works of Bach, Strauss, Jimi Hendrix, Mozart and the traditional Amazing Grace.