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December 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm $20

Jewish Spirit and Appalachian traditions meet on common ground
Nefesh Mountain

For the month of December, the boundary pushing Americana powerhouse Nefesh Mountain is hitting the road on the Love And Light Tour. Their aim for this unique month-long run of shows is to put forth messages of inclusivity, unity and love, largely in response to the current and devastating war in Israel and Gaza. For these special performances, they have curated an incredibly diverse list of originals and covers, hoping to spread light in these dark times through their music and famously dynamic and touching live shows. The tour also comes on the heels of three brand new singles released this year in anticipation of their newest album “The Cabin Sessions” coming out in February 2024.

Leaders and husband and wife team Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg have been proudly open and vocal about their background and heritage as Jewish Americans since they formed the group nearly a decade ago, and are among the first preeminent Americana/Bluegrass musicians to infuse Jewish culture into the beautifully diverse tapestry of American roots music. For them the music is wholly American, freely expressing their own identities while at the same time firmly standing against hate, discrimination and intolerance of all forms including anti-semitism, which has seen an unprecedented rise in recent years and even more in the weeks since the war in Israel and Gaza. Nefesh Mountain has recorded and shared the stage with Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Sutton, John Doyle, Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Mark Schatz (Bèla Fleck, Nickel Creek), Mike Gordon (Phish) and Tony Trischka among others. The Troubadours along with their band continue to forge new paths in unknown territory, armed with Zasloff and Lindberg’s strong, smokey, and folksy vocals and Lindberg’s soulful and masterful skills on acoustic and electric guitars and banjo.

A personal message from Doni and Eric:

“Our hearts were shattered on October 7 after the horrifying attacks in Israel that resulted in the devastating loss of innocent lives and the taking of over 220 hostages, and continue to splinter into pieces as the war ensues on the people of Gaza who are tragically killed and caught in the crossfire. We have long been humanitarians and activists, but as musicians who ultimately have our songs and performances to give this world, we humbly offer these unique shows in December as an olive branch and safe space for those who are in search of more unity, compassion, and light. As a progressive Americana/Bluegrass band we have long shared our love for the music of this country, which in and of itself is a celebration of our own diversity and our differences. We hope that these shows can illuminate the goodness that we know will always be out there in this world.”


December 04 2023
Doors Open:
7:30 PM
Show Starts:
8:00 pm
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