From September 8, 2005...
I'm Greg Bass and tonight on Tapestry, "the Dave Matthews of Jewish Music". Also, the Zen of Home Repair. And the indie punk rock sound of Birmingham's Plate Six. After this round-up of arts news.
He's been referred to as the "Dave Matthews of Jewish music" and his concerts are often loud, sweaty, and exciting. Rick Recht is one of the top touring musicians in Jewish music today, playing more than 125 concerts a year. His music is a fusion of pop, radio-friendly music in Hebrew and English, based on Jewish text and themes of social responsibility. Recht brings his high-energy show to Birmingham's Temple Emanu-El Saturday night. He spoke with WBHM's Michael Krall...
Rick Recht's free concert is Saturday night at 7:30 at Birmingham's Temple Emanu-El. You can hear an extended interview and download some of his music, on the Tapestry section of our website, WBHM dot org.
Even if you're not a person who meditates, there are still any number of situations in our everyday lives that require...or create...an almost Zen-like level of focus and awareness. Reporter Dale Short calls it "Ordinary Zen." This installment in his occasional series looks at an activity that's on many of our to-do lists, as cooler weather approaches: home repair.p>
Dale Short with some "Ordinary Zen".
What's going on in and around the Birmingham area. For additional details, go to our online version of the Community Calendar.
Birmingham band Plate Six is getting ready to hit the road. The trio heads out for Nashville next week, then on to concerts in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. But before that, they're having a release party for their new CD tomorrow night at the Nick. This is Instant Fence from the CD "Battle Hymns for a New Republic". Daryl Jacks and David Hickox are two-thirds of Plate Six. (AUDIO MONTAGE) The song is "Instant Fence" from the new CD "Battle Hymns for a New Republic". Plate Six is having a CD release party tomorrow night at the Nick. You can find their touring schedule and more of their music available for download on the Tapestry section of our website, wbhm.org.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott and Michael Krall. Hunter Bell produces the musician profiles and Francesca Rosko tracks community events. We had additional reporting this week from Dale Short. I'm Greg Bass. Thanks for joining us!p>
Support for Tapestry comes from the Jefferson County Commission through the Jefferson County Community Arts Funds administered by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.