Matisyahu is a big deal. He really did a lot to “update” Jewish music. But the first person to do that, known as the Rock and Roll Rabbi, the Dancing Rabbi, or the Singing Rabbi, was Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Z”L. R’ Shlomo’s catchy melodies are everywhere. They are sung in shuls around the world and across denominations. Many of the songs you know are probably Carlebach songs.
So, R’ Shlomo’s yartzeit (that is, the anniversary of his death) is coming up. And to celebrate, Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder has put together a concert that is not to be missed. Joining him to remember R’ Shlomo’s music will be banjo phenom Jayme Stone (called “The Yo Yo Ma of the banjo”) and Lionel Young, who recently joined James Taylor on stage at Red Rocks with his unbelievable fiddle playing.
The concert, sponsored by Soulfood, will be Sunday, November 4th, from 5-7 PM at the Har Hashem south building (3850 Baseline). Admission is $10, all ages are welcome, and light refreshment will be served.
Contact soulfood at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. No RSVP necessary.