Soulfarm & Moshav with Describe
, The Avoda
Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 8:00 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
Full dinner menu available
General Admission Standing Room
Limited seating available
First come, first seated
This concert is part of The Sephardic Music Festival
Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award-winning lead guitarist C. Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. The group's sound has been dubbed as New American music, featuring full melodic songwriting and progressive modern arrangements. Soulfarm's live shows are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms, and strong percussion breaks.
Soulfarm's music incorporates a wide range of influences, from rock and Latin music to Hebrew and Celtic folk music. The group has recorded with many well-known musicians, including Perry Farrel and Dispatch, and has opened for Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, The Wailers, and George Clinton, to name a few. Soulfarm also regularly sells out national venues such as Whiskey-A-Go-Go, B.B. King Blues Club, the Hammerstein Ballroom, The Knitting Factory, and The Fox Theater. Through extensive tours of the U.S. and Europe, the group continues to gain great popularity. Monkey Dance, one of Soulfarm's latest albums, dropped in 2008.
Raised in Israel in Moshav Mevo Modiin, a musical village in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the founding members of the Moshav Band, Yehuda (vocals and percussion) and Duvid (vocals and guitar), have learned and played music together since childhood. Early in the group's career, American students traveling in Israel heard Moshav play and befriended the members of the band. Taken not only with the beauty of the group's music, but also with the band members’ charismatic stage presence, the students went home and raised the money to bring Moshav to America for college tours in the late '90s.
By 2000, Moshav had relocated to Los Angeles. Continuously touring across the United States and the world, including festivals in Australia, Canada, and Europe, the band built a large following. After releasing and selling close to 50,000 of its self-produced albums, the band eventually caught the eye of producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies). Together they released the album Misplaced in 2006 to highly favorable reviews. In 2010, Moshav teamed up again with Ron Aniello and Clif Norrell (R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, Sting) to create the group's latest album, Dancing in a Dangerous World.