Thursday, July 7, 2016

Remove Your Shoes: The Klezmatics and "Holy Ground"

Our random tune today is penned by a legendary American musical icon, and put to music by a klezmer band. Holy Ground is a song by The Klezmatics, written to match lyrics penned by Woody Guthrie but never set to music. Based in New York City and formed in 1986, The Klezmatics are a Grammy award winning group that mixes older Yiddish tunes with contemporary styles of music. They have also recorded songs in Aramaic and Bavarian. Holy Ground is from their album titled Wonder Wheel (2006).