New Song Sneak Peek: Stress!

New Song Sneak Peek: Stress!

Apr 29

A few years back, a Boston-based songwriter named Jim Infantino wrote a song called “Stress.”  With Jim’s permission, I’ve rewritten some of the lyrics… because when it comes to stress, Israelis are taking the concept to an entirely different level. You can see the video by clicking here, or on the picture...

Elsa Einstein Explains

Elsa Einstein Explains

Jul 27

A song from “Voices From the Other Side”. Video shot at the Tel Aviv Folk Club. I was inspired to write this song after reading Walter Isaacson’s wonderful biography of Albert Einstein. At one point, he describes how Albert and Elsa (his second wife) were visiting at the Pasadena laboratory of Prof. Edward Hubble (after whom the Hubble Space Telescope was named). Prof....

Numbers

Numbers

Jul 17

Here’s a video I produced to accompany something included on my latest disc – Voices From the Other Side. The song is called Numbers, and it was written by my friend Stuart Kabak.

Banks of Freedom

Banks of Freedom

Jul 17

A performance at the Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival on the Sea of Galilee. This song is about the true story of Josiah Henson, an escaped slave who went on to become a hero of the Underground Railroad.

Save the Snails

Save the Snails

Jul 17

A song from one of my favorite funny songwriters, Camille West, in a performance at the Jerusalem Folk Club.

Egyptian Revolution Blues

Egyptian Revolution Blues

Jul 08

Egyptian Revolution Blues Some folk songs make history, and some folk songs put history in perspective while it’s happening. You be the judge. In February 2011, I uploaded a brand-new satirical ditty about the goings-on in Cairo. It’s called “Egyptian Revolution Blues” – and it put a whimsical (if worried) spin on the question that’s on everyone’s mind these days: What’s next for...