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I tend to post more things to facebook so find me there.
I just posted the recent Levitt/Awend Band concert from Wolfe Park. It has a lot of great tunes including a few from my forthcoming CD. I just need to finish mixing it and get it done. It will be out later in 2015.
Again...find and like my "Matthew Levitt" Facebook page.
The new disc is finally coming out this December. We'll have a part of some sort, details awaiting.
You can here live versions of two of the songs, Higid L'cha and R'fa'eini on the web site.
I'm still here. I've been having a great time performing with Caravan at the MN Renassaince Festival again this year. I still haven't released the CD. Hmmmm. It's not so bad and I really ought to. With some motivation I'll try to get it mastered in October and get the design all finished. Anyway, carry on, carrying on.
Shows: I've done three this year and two were private or semi-private events. I was paid for both (woo hoo). The other was New Year's Day at the Bean Good, my favorite cafe. Umar and I took a break from doing the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Acadia. It was a fun run and it had its time and place. I'll be playing at the Acadia in the future if you liked seeing me there. I'll be playing the mn fairy festival in May again this year. Hannah had too much fun last time for me not to do it again. May 12th, afternoon, details forthcoming.
Recording: Done. Needs to be mastered and I need to work on the design. I'm thinking of releasing the instrumentals online as is. Under a secret name. Hmmm But yeah, where should I do the CD release party? I could get motivated by a deadline.
I welcomed in the New Year with a short notice set at the Bean Good Cafe in St. Louis Park. I played 5 songs from "Ahava Raba", 4 songs from the yet-to-be-titled new CD, 2 other originals (one of which I just posted a live version), and "Rainbow Connection".
I have two other shows this week and then that will be it for at least a month while I finish mixing the upcoming release. On Thursday, I play at Sholom West at 2pm in St. Louis Park. On Saturday, I will be leading music during the havdalah service sponsored by JFCS and J-Pride to learn about the upcoming anti-marriage amendment.
I will be uploading more tracks all month and setting everything to be available for free download. Thanks for listening!
We just about completed 11 songs this weekend for the new recording. I'm not sure that all of them will make the final cut for release, but we had a great time putting the music together and it already feels like two giant steps forward from Ahava Raba. Peter Lewendowski did a fantastic job capturing the performances.
I'm not ready to give away too many secrets yet, but there will be songs Umar and I have been playing live for awhile, songs that I've mainly done solo over the summer, instrumentals, and a few things no one has heard yet.
Stay tuned and be sure to come out to see us perform on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Acadia Cafe in Minneapolis, MN.
Umar and I continue our fun run of shows at the Acadia Cafe on the second Tuesday of every month. These have been a blast and we're doing all new material.
To get it in shape for a new recording!
We're set to begin the follow up to "Ahava Raba" in early November and I'm super excited about the new material and continuing to explore new sounds. The project is tentatively entitled "The Prophets (Ha Nevi'im) volume 1 and, as the title indicates, all of the lyrics are drawn from the biblical prophets.
If you didn't know yet, every month I post a new song on YouTube. Most of these are newly written but some I've had around for a little while. It's just me and my guitar in my living room in front of the webcam. No, the sound is not the highest of fidelity. It's just my way of opening a window into the creative process and trying out new songs for anyone interested. A few of them were written the same night I recorded them, and thus might later get revised a little. Who knows what each month will bring?
If you want to buy the CD, here are the ways you can do so at this time.
1. Buy it from me in person, anytime, anywhere: $5.
2. Send me a check or funds via paypal and I will personally mail you an autographed copy. $5 per disc plus $3 for shipping. Up to three discs will ship for $3.
I'm really proud of this disc so if you'd rather barter something for it, let me know what you're thinking. I wish I could give it to everyone for free but my daughter needs shoes.
I am finally getting the ball rolling and taking the Mystic Hebrew Folk music thing (more) seriously. You can stream some songs from my forthcoming release of some sort. I'll add more soon, I'll also add links to my YouTube videos and my new song/video a month in a yearlong tribute to Debbie Friedman.
Shalom and let me know what you'd like to see or hear.