Silverhands is the latest project from singer/songwriter Mike McDermott. After having kept close to a contemporary folk sound for five years as half of the Seattle duo Pelusa, Silverhands pushes a bit closer to the country -with Nashville melodies and their accompanying twang being given to stories told in the familiar folk narrative style. Going back to his roots, both musically and literally, McDermott trekked back to the Mississippi river valley to revisit places like Teeds Grove, Lainsville and Green Island- places that no longer exist according to the state of Iowa and most maps. After gathering inspiration and a few inspired performances from some of the finest musicians still inhabiting these ghost towns, a concept was born and hastily driven back to Washington, where it was dressed up with more fine performances by a few notable Seattle musicians and long-time cohorts. Silverhands is a collection of songs that came straight out of the country, and made it's way to the West coast, with lots of help along the way.