The many facets of Jerry Silverman's musical background and experience combine to make him one of this country's outstanding folksingers, guitar teachers and most prolific authors of music books. He has published over 200 books, which have sold in the millions, including folk song collections, anthologies and method books for guitar, banjo and fiddle. Titles include: Immigrant Songbook, The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust, Ballads and Songs of the Civil War, Folk Blues, American History Songbook, Singing Our Way Out West, The Folksong Encyclopedia. He has taught hundreds and hundreds of people, young and old, the joys of making music on the guitar. He has conducted workshops on songs of immigrants and has conducted singalong programs in mental health facilities. He has performed in folksong concerts at schools, universities and concert halls here and abroad.