31 Days of Women: Lucie Silvas

I first met Lucie Silvas in 2016 when Brothers Osborne were performing at Ryman Auditorium as openers for Tedeschi Trucks Band. Her welcoming presence made me instantly feel like I’ve known her for years and one listen to her music and this same quality translates.

Silvas’ 2015 release Letters to Ghosts strikes a chord with heartfelt songwriting and her mesmerizing vocals. The sweet and sentimental “Unbreakable Us” has Silvas singing of how she is stronger with her man by her side. “Everywhere I go the only thing I know / We can weather whatever comes around,” she sings alongside soaring musical accompaniment.

I caught Silvas’ powerful live show twice in 2017 at two very different events — Nashville’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival and Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa Festival. During her set in Mexico in front of thousands at Bryan’s beachfront festival, she captivated the rowdy audience. In a review of the festival, I wrote how her performance showcased “her ethereal singing style. Songs like the soulful ‘How to Lose It All’ and the funky ‘Two Birds One Stone’ impressed while her Elvis Presley cover of ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’ left a lasting mark with memorable guitar shredding and powerful vocals.”

Silvas can be frequently found sharing the stage and harmonies with husband John Osborne of Brothers Osborne. She’ll be performing as part of 2018 Tin Pan South on April 6 at 9:30 p.m. at The Local in Nashville. With the promise of new music in 2018, Lucie Silvas is one singer to keep on your radar.