I interviewed Doni and Eric of Nefesh Mountain at the IBMA World of Bluegrass.
“Nefesh Mountain are the pioneers of a new sound where Jewish Spirit and Soul meet with Bluegrass and Old-time musical traditions. Founders, husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff, blend their love for both of these rich traditions and have created new genre that marries these two seemingly disparate worlds. Since the recent release of their Debut album with bluegrass greats Sam Bush, Mark Schatz, Scott Vestal, Rob Ickes, and Gary Oleyar, they are winning the hearts of audiences nationwide.” (www.nefeshmountain.com)
Thank you to Doni and Eric of Nefesh Mountain stopping by the Sir Walter Raleigh Statue for an interview and performance!
This is my third consecutive year attending the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference and Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. I met with Flatt Lonesome in front of the Sir Walter Raleigh Statue at the Convention Center.
Thank you to the entire band and IBMA for the interview!
Alex “Gordez” Gorodezky, an Ukrainian Jewish Spanish influenced guitar player, composer and music teacher, specializing in Classical, Flamenco, Jazz and World Music, with over 30 years of experience in music education, theater, live performance and studio environments.
Alex started playing classical guitar at age of eleven and graduated from Glier Music College in Kiev, Ukraine, as a jazz performer (guitar), arranger and composer. In 1988 he debuted at the International Jazz Festival in Ukraine and then started touring performing jazz, and World music. At this time he started thinking about how to infuse world music with jazz vocabulary. In 1991 Alex moved to Israel, and became a part of the Gesher Theater Company where he explored the theatrical application of his original works. Four years later Alex moved to U.S., and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his family.
After 2 1/2 years, I returned to the quaint Patterson’s Mill Country Store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Gail Booker, the owner of Patterson’s Mill Country Store, is an avid follower of EyeOn NorthCarolina. I appreciate her support and Patterson’s Mill Country Store is a fun place to stop by for the entire family!
Captain Joe Abbate of Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours provided an in-depth tour of Masonboro Island and the intercoastal waterway.
“Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Birding
Come join the staff at Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours, on a discovery birding boat cruise of Masonboro Island and Bradley Creek. Guided eco-cruises are educational boat tours designed to increase conservation awareness about local wildlife and sensitive coastline habitats in New Hanover County. Topics explained during the boat ride will include: salt marsh function, wetland plants, and strong emphasis on shorebird/water bird ecology and identification. Birding tours are best when scheduled at low tide – See our favorite tide chart for Wrightsville Beach.
Common Species are: Brown Pelican, Terns, Gulls, Willets, American Oystercatcher, Herons, and Black skimmers.”