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Orange County Jewish Life: “Nostalgic But New”

Orange County Jewish Life’s profile on the Klezmatics in honor of their performance at the Merage Jewish Community Center on April 20, 2016. Read the full review here! “A powerfully diverse collaborative repertoire stands as a testament to the Klezmatics’ ability to broaden the definition of the term world music. They have made a career out…

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The Klezmatics: Tiny Desk Concert

In the Jewish tradition, you’re supposed to greet Rosh Hashanah — the New Year — with foods like honey, apples, dates and pomegranates. But all those treats can get kind of sticky, so we wanted to usher in the year 5772 the way we know best: with some sweet, sweet music. So we invited The…

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Kickstarter Campaign

To mark its silver anniversary, the band that helped bring klezmer into the 21st century is releasing Live at Town Hall, a sonic souvenir of a remarkable NYC concert. And to help promote this, the Klezmatics’ first self-produced live CD, the Grammy Award-winners are launching their very own Kickstarter campaign. Your generous donation will enable…

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Billboard Magazine

The Klezmatics Wonder Wheel Lyrics by Woody Guthrie Where does klezmer meet American folk music and social activism? Thanks to The Klezmatics, we discover common ground on Brooklyn’s Mermaid Avenue, where Woody Guthrie lived in the late 1940’s. Working with Guthrie’s daughter Nora to uncover some lesser known gems from the pioneering balladeer, the band…

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NPR World Café

The Klezmatics & Nora Guthrie: On Woody By David Dye As daughter of folk legend Woody Guthrie, granddaughter of poet Aliza Greenblatt and sister of folksinger Arlo Guthrie, Nora Guthrie is heir to a substantial legacy. After her father’s death in 1967, Guthrie expressed a desire to keep his music alive, and as director of…

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Montreal Gazette

5 Stars! Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie By Mike Regenstreif ***** (5/5 Stars) Another amazing set of unknown songs surfaces the Woody Guthrie Archives. Set to music by the Klezmatics, these songs include Headdy Down, a kid’s lullaby, Mermaid’s Avenue, a joyous celebration of the various immigrant cultures that were interacting in the Coney…

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Chicago Sun Times Review

By Thomas Conner Woody Guthrie’s life on Mermaid Avenue, in the immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn’s Coney Island, was the closest he got to being stationary. Settling there with his second wife, Marjorie Mazia, they set to raising kids. Woody turned his insatiable curiosity to the things immediately around him and within his own family. Marjorie’s…

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Village Voice

The Klezmatics Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie By Robert Christgau Rating: A What a treat to have Lorin Sklamberg singing in English, with the gentleness and precision non-Yiddish speakers sense in him elaborated and specified by the dozen Guthrie lyrics Sklamberg and his cohort turn into music. He’s cheery for the neighborhood pep rally,…

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Cafe International: Top 10 Jewish CDs of All-Time

Klezmatics: The Well, Rise Up! and Possessed (tie) It is hard to pick a favorite CD from this leading Klezmer supergroup – so I cheated and picked three. Like most Klezmatics’ recordings, these CDs feature a captivating blend of traditional Yiddish melodies fueled with dynamic jazz and rock arrangements and a heavy dose of social…

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