We braved the storm Saturday night and motored out to Congregation Beth Evergreen for the birthday celebration for Rabbi Jamie, featuring a concert by Jewish Rock Superstar Rick Recht. Click to read more!

Rick Recht: Concert Review

We braved the storm Saturday night and motored out to Congregation Beth Evergreen for the birthday celebration for Rabbi Jamie, featuring a concert by Jewish Rock Superstar Rick Recht.  The drive home notwithstanding, it was a great show.  Rick played for about 90 minutes.  He sprinkled heartfelt commentary into and in between his songs and involved the whole crowd in the show.  He invited the kids up to join him for a number of songs and also sang some duets with Rabbi Jamie and CBE’s own Marc Isaacson.  A particularly moving part of the set came when he sang Tear Down the Walls and invited readers to share quotes by some of the notables of our time including Martin Luther King, Jr, Gandhi, Rosa Parks and others.  Rick wrapped up the set with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday to the guest of honor.  We were very excited to get an opportunity to see Rick so close to home as, with the exception of his appearance at the Boulder Jewish Festival a few years ago, he rarely gets closer than a 9 hour drive from Denver.  Even though it took 2½ hours to get home, it was a night we won’t soon forget and a wonderful event for Congregation Beth Evergreen.  Thank you CBE for letting us crash your celebration!  Here’s a YouTube® video featuring Rick – for those who haven’t heard him yet.

About Doug Velick

Check Also

In Honor of MLK Day: National Yiddish Theatre Rebroadcasts “Soul to Soul” Virtual Concert

"Soul to Soul" celebrates the music and shared experiences of the African American and Jewish communities through a mix of spiritual, jazz, klezmer, and folk music.

brown violin

Legacy: The Yellow Violin

“Sam, you asked me a question I never thought about before. What if my grandfather was able to bring the violin to Israel? Would this music have this new life, this revival of spirit? Perhaps what seemed like such an injustice back then was a part of the master plan. Maybe the time wasn’t right. This violin, this music was, like Moses I suppose, never intended to enter the land of Israel.”