Summer Shows, Tour Recap, Upcoming CD!

JUNE PERFORMANCES

Summer is quickly approaching and we’re pumped to start it off with a weekend of shows in Boston, New York City, and New Jersey!

On Sunday, June 23rd, we are performing at Manhattan’s City Winery. You know they’re awesome because they have a klezmer brunch series. This gig is actually part of our prize from the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, which we rocked out at last October. Doors open at 10 am for brunch and we’ll start playing at 11 am, so join us for your lox and freylachs. 155 Varick Street, New York, NY. $10 general admission.

Because no day in the New York area is complete without a trip across the river, we’ll be performing that same evening at Congregation Agudath Israel. 20 Academy Road, Caldwell, New Jersey. $10 general admission.

We return home on Monday, June 24th for a 7:00 pm concert at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The Coolidge is a beautiful independent movie theater that also hosts some of the best live events in town through their OnStage @ the Coolidge series. 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA. $15 general admission, $12 for Coolidge members.

And that’s just the beginning. For a full summer listing, check out our shows page.

TOUR RECAP

Back in April, we embarked on our first one-week two-week tour, in which we covered 2,614 miles through 14 different states. We traveled from Boston to Alabama and back, playing for wonderful audiences, sharing the stage with great colleagues, and experiencing the ridiculous generosity of friends and family members in six cities.

There are so many people who helped us make this tour possible and we are so grateful for all of the work they did to make the trip such a success. Our thanks go out to everyone at Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, D.C.), Hot Tub House (Washington, D.C.), Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta, GA), the Jewish Federation of Central Alabama (Montgmery, AL), the Barking Legs Theatre (Chattanooga, TN), the Baltimore Free Farm (Baltimore, MD), and Nublu (New York, NY). We’re hoping to organize another grand adventure sometime in the not-too-distant future: stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, check out a more in-depth recount of our April tour on Kirsten’s website!

TRANSPORTED IS ALMOST COMPLETE!

We have just one more recording session left for our debut full-length CD, Transported. We’re excited by how the tracks are sounding, and we’re even more excited to share them all with you later this year. (Those of you who attended a performance while we were on tour may already own the self-pressed preview!) We’ve been working with local recording engineer Ariel Bernstein and have had the wonderful opportunity to record in the comfort of the Seelen family home in Hingham, MA. We’ll be sure to let you know once the CD is ready, and we’re already planning a big release concert to celebrate. Until then, you can still enjoy the three-track EP we recorded last spring. (We still do, too.)

HARDER, BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER WEBSITE

Finally, you may have noticed some changes here on our website. The finishing touches are still coming together, but there’s now even more information about the ensemble and our programming, and links to everywhere you can connect with us online. Take a look around and let us know if you have any suggestions for improvements.

With Klezmer for all,
Abigale, Jon, Kirsten, Nat, and Pete

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