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March 25th - Jacob's Ladder Concert RSVP

You are invited to Havdala Concert with Jewish Bluegrass group Jacob's Ladder, formerly Kol Kahol on Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 PM

The concert is free but RSVP is required. 

About the Band
Formed in 2019, Jacob's Ladder seeks to push the boundaries of contemporary Jewish music and traditional American Roots music within the context of Jewish communal singing and prayer. In combining these two musical identities, we tell our story through music; not only are we proud of our Eastern European Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish traditions, but also of our American heritage and its influence on our lives and musical style. In doing so, we offer a unique spiritual and musical experience to those who are wrestling with their own identity, particularly regarding what it means to be an American Jew.

We draw our inspirations from bluegrass icons such as Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, and Bill Monroe, as well as original “Jewgrass” musicians from the 70’s and 80’s, including Andy Statman, David Grisman, and Stacy Phillips. With roots music as the bedrock of our rhythm and groove, our melodies and songs are inspired by Shlomo Carlebach, Eitan Katz, Moshav Band, and Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble, to name a few.

Jacob's Ladder is rooted in the traditional liturgy that one might find in an Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or Traditional Jewish setting. We believe that Jewish liturgical music can expand beyond traditional melodies while maintaining its essence in a traditional prayer structure. Additionally, we believe in the power of these prayers to have meaning and purpose outside of a prayer setting. These age-old lyrics are at the heart of what makes up our music, and have been at the forefront of our Jewish story for centuries.

Our creative process incorporates different approaches and techniques. While all of our core band members are rooted in their own idiosyncratic musical styles and approaches, we joyfully approach the challenging process of weaving our stylistic differences into the fabric of new arrangements. Together, we strive to highlight each of our individual sources of inspiration into our group's ever-changing and evolving sound. At heart, we are all bluegrass musicians, and we center ourselves–and thus our new music—in its natural groove and language.  

 

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Tue, March 21 2023 28 Adar 5783