“Voices” hits the Folk DJ charts

“Voices” hits the Folk DJ charts

Oct 10

Good news: Less than a month after its release to the radio, Voices From the Other Side has made it onto Folk-DJ’s “TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF SEPTEMBER 2012.” It’s an honor to have my album listed along with recordings created by some of my favorite artists. Among others, my new songs have been broadcast by: Gene Shay, WXPN, Philadelphia, PA Christine Lavin (guest host), WFUV, New...

Singing (With Sirens) in the South

Singing (With Sirens) in the South

Sep 12

One of the things I like about living in a tiny country like Israel is that you can be a nationally-touring folksinger, and always get home in time to drive carpool in the morning. This morning this trusty one-liner proved true yet again… I’m back home at the computer at 8 AM after last night’s show in the southern town of Beer Sheva. Last night’s show marked the first...

To CD, Or Not to CD – That’s the Question

To CD, Or Not to CD – That’s the Question

Aug 20

By the time those three big boxes from the disc manufacturing plant made it to my front door (lots of stairs… huff, puff!), I’d already answered the question of course. In the digital age, there is less and less demand for actual, physical CDs, since people can easily download the music they want online. Still, it’s always good to have a choice. Call me old fashioned, but I wanted the...

Songwriting From the Heart, From Israel

Songwriting From the Heart, From Israel

Aug 20

When I first started writing songs, my material was heavily weighted toward the subjects that occupied most of my time: my kids. I remember when I used to introduce my performance of “Survival of the Fittest” by telling audiences how this song was inspired the tri-partite split that characterized my life… the fact that I was (1) a singer-songwriter, (2) a science writer, and (3) the mother...

Where Israel’s Folk Community Shines

Where Israel’s Folk Community Shines

Aug 20

Just got back from the first of two summertime “hoots” sponsored by the Jerusalem Folk Club. After a day of oppressive heat and humidity in my home town, it was great to drive up the hill at night and cool off in Jerusalem’s higher elevation. My spirits were elevated, too. Outdoor hoots – in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv – have become a much-anticipated thing around here. Unlike the regular...