Book of J

Friday, May 1012:00 AM City Winery DC

“The collaboration of singer-guitarist Lockwood and Charming Hostess vocalist Eisenberg encompasses Yiddish songs, Piedmont blues, and queer politics.” —The New Yorker

Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery) draw from the rich biblical commentary of Black and White American traditional music, Yiddish ghost songs, and piyutim (paraliturgical songs) for a mix the BBC describes as, “A wonder of haunted American roots music, taking listeners from Yiddish laments to labor anthems via mystical twists and turns.”


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Julia Eisenberg is a musician and composer working at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness. Her music is mostly released with John Zorn’s Tzadik label on the Radical Jewish Culture imprint. Her installation work has been curated into the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Museum of Peace in Uzbekistan; she performs regularly in Europe and the Americas. She has been a visiting artist at CalArts, MIT, and the University of Colorado.

Jeremiah Lockwood has played around the world from Montreal Jazz to the Festival au Desert in Timbuktu, Mali, as the leader of The Sway Machinery and as the guitarist in the Balkan Beat Box. Jeremiah was a recipient of a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, an Artist-in-Residence for the Forward and a Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Composer Fellow. He is currently completing a PhD on Khasidic cantorial music at Stanford University.

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This event finished on May 10, 2019.

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