Cello, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Other, Harmonica, Background Singer, Saxophone, Violin.


The Silverbacks cross a few genres, from jazz to world music to funk to acoustic ballads as well as blues and covering standards with new arrangements. At present, we are a duo, consisting of Rolf on keyboards and guitars and vocals, along with Blaine Dunaway on violin, cello, or fluegelhorn and trumpet. We play to all ages from small clubs to street festivals and stage shows, and love doing arrangements of songs as well as open improvisation where anything goes.

Screen name:
Rolf Kempf
Member since:
Mar 02 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
75 years


Weather Report, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Beatles, Mose Allison, Ravel/Debussy, Ellington, Keith Jarrett...

Members Of Band

Rolf Kempf, Blaine Dunaway, and sometimes David Sinclair, Dave Symington, Gaetan Bergevin, Christopher Allen and Karen Graves.


Korg OASYS, KARMA, Gretsch Synchromatic, Fender Strat, Takemine Acoustic, Electric Violins, Trumpet, Fluegelhorn, Bass, Drums, Saxophone and sample drums.