Thursday, March 8, 2007

TT #6 - 13 Israeli (English Language) Singer-Songwriters and Musicians

Since it's already after midnight here in Israel and so in fact Thursday already, and since I just got back from hearing my good friend Shelly Ellen play in Tel Aviv...

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All of the folks listed below are well known on the local music scene. Some are native-born Israelis, many others are immigrants from English-speaking countries, most are personal friends. They all live in Israel, performing original and other material in English to a variety of audiences. Since I'm a long-time folkie with my own musical roots in folk, classic rock and The Grateful Dead, I've chosen 13 performers from the folk/blues/traditional end of the scale. All are extremely talented, and all have music that can be purchased in the US as well. So come on, check out the links and have a listen for yourselves and see what we get up to musically over here in Israel.

1. Ray Scudero - a true shining star that we were privileged to have among us for much too short a time

2. Joanna Katzen - Ray's wife, a collaborator on this album, and an excellent singer-songwriter herself

3. Jill Rogoff - originals and traditional Celtic, stunning voice

4. Sandy Cash - amazing voice, original songs ranging from hysterically funny (think Christine Lavin) to incredibly poignant

5. Shelly Ellen - folk rolk with forays into blues and country

6. Dov Hammer - blues and more blues

7. Diane & Ada - Folk and world music with lovely harmonies

8. Black Velvet - homegrown Irish, with Celtic, Israeli and Central European influences

9. Lynn and Judy Lewis - bluegrass, and hosts of a popular local folk club

10. Marc Miller - humorous originals

11. The Goldoolins - English folk and "Renaissance Pop", with some 60's thrown in, great acoustic vocals

12. Ofer Golani - eclectic, peace-oriented

13. The Taverners - bawdy fun, definitely not for kids

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


scribbit said...

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Mrs Lifecruiser said...

So, you'll have me stay up late listening to music all night huh? *lol*

Looks like very inteersting music, so off I go...

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, what an interesting list! I'm going to bookmark this and check out these artists.

Happy TT! I did mine on 13 of my favorite paintings this week.

Claire said...

Well i cant say i recognize anyone, but i am rubbish at remembering musicians.
I love Celtic music(Grandad from Dublin) so i am eagerly looking forward to St Patrick's Day because the pubs will be full of Live Celtic music.

PJ said...

Interesting TT topic. I'll check some of those artistes out.

amy said...

neat list. thanks for posting so late (early here in atlanta)


Seems I'll having swell of a time listening to them today. Thanks for the share.
Thanks for the visit and your lovely comment.

Vader's Mom said...

Fun! I'll have to look them up tomorrow at work...that will actually qualify as work for me :)

Raggedy said...

I am a big fan of Eyal Golan.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Janet said...

The Taverners sound like my kind of fun!

Christine~Are We There Yet! said...

What a wonderful list of local artists. I'd be interested in listening to Black Velvet.
That Search bar looks great! :)
Happy Thursday, Robin!

armywife said...

sorry its so late there (not even close to thursday here in las vegas). i'm glad you linked the artists. i haven't heard of any but would love to check them out. always looking for a good recommendation.

happy TT

Gattina said...

Arrgh, a lack in my education ! I don't know anybody but it seems to me that I have heard about "Black Velvet" !

Gattina said...

Thanks for your comment, I had to look up "latvian" didn't know what it was at least in english ! Now I know it's from Lettland isn't it ? That's a far away from Israel ! BTW I could see Israel from not so far when I went by ferryboat from Egypt to Jordan to visit Petra ! It's a beautiful corner there !!

Caylynn said...

Very cool. Thanks for introducing us to these local artists. I'll definitely check some of them out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, thank you thank you thank you!

Too often, the only music we hear about being related to Jews and/or Israel is Klezmer. And to be honest, it's just not my thing. So to be exposed to a wider spectrum, better representing the fact that REAL people live in Israel... I'm so for it! Thanks!

Julia said...

Wonderful list, going to bookmarks this and listen to it later. I love musics and I honestly never heard of these artists that you listed.

Great list and Happy TT! Hope you have a wonderful day :)

Bee said...

I haven't heard of any of these, or I can't remember that I have. I am so bad with names in music and film. I am going to bookmark them so I can listen to them.

sarala said...

This is an inspiring list. I'd love to know some Israeli folk singers. I hadn't heard of any of these.

MommyBa said...

I'll check out the artists you mentioned in your list. It would surely be nice to get to know more about them

Happy weekend :)

Lady G~ said...

Can't say I've heard of any of them. I'm going to check them out. I LOVE music and happen to be eclectic in my taste. :o)

Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Kuanyin said...

Mahalo for the visit! And even though I've visited your lovely country several times, I'm unfamiliar with these ones to explore now! Have a blest weekend!