Yidstock Concert: The Klezmatics
Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back, in-person, bringing the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Klezmatics?the internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning modern klezmer outfit?was founded in New York City in 1986 and has been performing around the world since then. Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era, blazing the path for the klezmer renaissance with one foot in the shtetl and the other in the downtown avant-garde. The Klezmatics are Lorin Sklamberg (vocals, piano, and guitar), Frank London (trumpet and keyboards), Matt Darriau (clarinet, saxophone, and recorders), Lisa Gutkin (violin), Paul Morrisett (bass and tsimbl), and Richie Barshay (drums).