How we describe ourselves:
Shades of Green is an American musical group specializing in Irish and Americana music.
with more detail…
Shades of Green is an American musical group specializing in Irish and Americana music, fusing traditional Irish and Irish Rock music. Based in the greater Philadelphia area, Shades of Green has played thing from large outdoor Irish Festivals to fun and friendly bar/restaurants (with and without stepdancers!). The group was formed circa 2018 by Scot Silver, Pat O’Shea, Jim Briggs and Eric Schreiber, all veterans of the local music scene who wanted to share their love of traditional and modern Irish music. In 2022, the group released their debut album, Conversations We Never Had, based on a book of poetry written by Pat and his late father.
Venues Played (partial list)
118 North Wayne · Brittingham’s Lafayette Hill · Fitzwater Station Phoenixville · Fitzwater Station Phoenixville · Flanagan’s Pub Shillington · Gatsby’s Aston · General Warren Inne Malvern · Havertown Irish Day Havertown · JD McGillicuddy’s Philadelphia · Jerzee’s Glenside · Kelly Music For Life Havertown · Manatawny Still Works Pottstown · Marty Magee’s Prospect Park · Shadybrook Farms Yardley · The Inlet North Wildwood, NJ · Westmoreland Club Wilkes Barre · Whitemarsh CC Lafayette Hill · Wildwood Irish Weekend · Philly Cricket Club · McGillicuddy’s · Four Dogs Tavern · Tavola’s at Springfield CC · Duffer’s Tavern · Redhound Grille · Southern Cross Conshohocken
Private Irish event
735 Susquehanna Rd Fort Washington
Early St. Pat's at Steven's in Media
105 W State St Media
Irish Duo @ Marty Magees
1110 Lincoln Ave Prospect Park
Irish Trio @ Manatawny Still Works in Pottstown
320 Circle of Progress Dr, Ste 104 Pottstown
St. Patrick's Day @ Jerzee's in Glenside
2609 Mt. Carmel Ave. Glenside
In the Media
Shades of Green has appeared on several radio and podcasts, including several appearances on Hometown Heroes (Delaware Public Media / 91.1 WDDE). They have performed their songs “Down the Line” and “Rock the Caboose” live on the program.
The Delaware County Times published an interview with the band following the release of the “Conversations” album: In Search of His Father (subscription).
The Beaver County Times also covered the album release: Late father’s poems transformed into Irish folk album 50 years later