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.
I visited the Artsplosure office to speak to Artsplosure’s Marketing Manager, Jennie Lanning. She provided a sneak preview into the 36th Annual Raleigh Arts Festival. The Festival is May 15-17 in Downtown Raleigh.
“Artsplosure is Raleigh’s nonprofit art and cultural events production studio. We are curators, collaborators and risk-takers dedicated to fulfilling our mission of bringing rich cultural experiences to the community we serve. With each of our events, we hope to inspire and entertain, inform and celebrate, create and share.” (Artsplosure.org)
“Spring 2015: May 15-17
This year, we will celebrate the 36th anniversary of Artsplosure – the Raleigh Arts Festival! Since its inception in 1980, the spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. Every aspect of the festival is curated with an eye toward presenting quality art – and a healthy dose of the unexpected. The festival balances critically acclaimed national artists with some of North Carolina’s best performing and visual artists. The result is an eccentric mix of artistic expression, undoubtedly with something that appeals to everyone.” (Artsplosure.org)