February 22, 2024


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Nefesh Mountain to release ‘Songs For The Sparrows’

Bluegrass/Americana band Nefesh Mountain announced currently the release date of their a lot-anticipated upcoming album. Music For The Sparrows, on Eden Sky Records, will be available by way of all platforms on June 11. The report is the abide by-up to their preceding releases, Beneath the Open up Sky (2018) and Nefesh Mountain (2016). Recorded at Nashville’s historic Seem Emporium, Tracks For The Sparrows was made by band founders, spouse and spouse staff, Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff.

Because their arrival on the scene in 2015, Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as a person of today’s formative boundary-pushing bluegrass Americana bands. They are among the initial to genuinely give voice and openly signify Jewish American culture, tradition, values and spirituality in the entire world of American roots songs.  In a testomony to the unbridled imagination and amazing grace of their musicianship, every keep track of on Songs for the Sparrows ineffably evokes the feeling of roaming via the unfamiliar. Legitimate to the album’s spirit of loving inclusivity, Lindberg and Zasloff have created an elegantly wayward sound by melding factors of every thing from Americana and Appalachian bluegrass to Celtic people and Jap European audio. Not only a reflection of their huge musical knowledge, that open-hearted embracing of so quite a few eclectic genres also speaks to the joyful curiosity that animates every factor of their artistry.

L-R: Grubner, Lindberg, Zasloff, Johnson, Goldenberg (Photo credit: Lawrence Rickford)

Crafting 13 of the 14 tracks, the duo seemed again on a lifestyle-shifting trip to Jap Europe in 2018. “We tracked down the towns exactly where our family members are from, and it was devastating to see the destruction of the Holocaust firsthand, and to know that we’re not so much removed from that time,” suggests Lindberg. “Songs For The Sparrows in the end came from that expertise, and from pondering about the many teams of people who are horribly discriminated against in the U.S.” Zasloff provides, “To us, sparrows depict a modest but mighty voice. Which is why we chose to identify the album for them—they’re often neglected, but they are lovely and in all places.” Lindberg and Zasloff are the coronary heart of this eclectic band, along with longtime bandmate and fiddle player Alan Grubner, David Goldenberg on mandolin, and Max Johnson on bass.

In addition to the core band, the album also capabilities an all-star lineup of musicians like Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Sam Bush (mandolin), and Bryan Sutton (guitar). “Jerry and Sam are component of this astounding team of bluegrass musicians who truly blew the doors off the entire style again in the ’70s and ’80s, and paved the way for individuals like us to deliver in all types of influences,” states Lindberg. “So, although this file is in many techniques a celebration of American audio, it’s also our endeavor to introduce some otherworldly factors that you may possibly not get from pure Americana.”

In that spirit, Lindberg and Zasloff introduced aboard Celtic phenoms John Doyle (guitar/bouzouki) and Mike McGoldrick (whistles) to aid accomplish this world wide audio. “Celtic audio is these types of an integral element of our lives as American roots musicians” claims Lindberg. “We wanted to share our love of Scots-Irish audio in a amount of these tunes as a way to convey in a European influence, and for us was this kind of an honor to document and collaborate with two of our favorites, John and Mike” 

On top of that, the album capabilities stellar players Jeff Taylor (accordion, piano, dulceola), Wes Corbett (banjo), and John Mock (bodhran).

Nefesh Mountain amps up to the launch of Music For the Sparrows with the majestic guide solitary and online video titled “Wanderlust”—a gloriously cascading tale of two perpetual vacationers setting out on a new voyage, somewhat cautious but unshakably identified. “We wrote this song as a reflection of our life as touring musicians out on the highway, and the trials of remaining absent from residence so generally,” explains Lindberg. ‘Wanderlust’ also draws inspiration from the historic terms of ‘Traveler’s Prayer’ which were being mentioned by our ancestors—a prayer giving protection for the journey in advance.”

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Equally indigenous New Yorkers with a lifelong affinity for bluegrass, Lindberg and Zasloff started Nefesh Mountain in 2014 and introduced their self-titled debut in 2016. “Bluegrass and acoustic new music have constantly spoken to us—something about the audio of acoustic devices makes the best landscape for very truthful storytelling,” claims Lindberg. By way of the several years, they’ve developed a devoted adhering to on the power of that storytelling and their spirited reside demonstrate

“This album is pretty significantly a celebration it’s about experience and endurance and pushing via the tough situations,” says Zasloff. “We’re on the lookout at some unpleasant matters in these songs, but it constantly arrives back again to the concept of persevering and letting really like be your gasoline.”