Secret Chord Concerts: Songs of Love and Healing with Nefesh Mountain

Thursday, Oct 19, 2023

Thursday, October 19
5 pm Cash Bar | 6 pm Concert & Talkback

In person at The Weitzman (5th and Market)
Tickets – $30 General Admission| $25 Member Admission
Tickets: $15 General Admission/Free for Members with advance registration

We are now pleased to offer this concert to Weitzman Members free of charge and at reduced price for all attendees. 

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“A Masterclass in string music, A Powerhouse Unit” – Rolling Stone

“Thoughtful, introspective lyrics and world-class musicianship.. forging new paths in the grand ol’ world of bluegrass” – American Songwriter

“The sound is crisp, clear and magical.. the music is perfection” – No Depression

Get ready for an emotive evening of soul-stirring melodies as The Weitzman presents a special live recorded concert featuring Nefesh Mountain. Before 2015 when this amazing band hit the scene, the world had never heard Bluegrass, old-time, and Americana that was both authentic and proudly Jewish. Since then the band has collaborated with the biggest artists on the scene and performed on some of our nation’s most prestigious stages, including at The Grand Ol’ Opry when they became the first artists to sing on that stage in Hebrew. This edition of our Secret Chord Concerts series promises to take you on a musical journey like no other. There is no doubt you will leave this concert feeling inspired and connected to your roots. 

Light food and drinks will be available on the concourse level at our cash bar before the show. 

After the show, the museum’s Director of Public Programs, Dan Samuels, will moderate a special discussion and Q+A with the band. All in attendance are encouraged to join.

A short of this live performance will be released for all to view as a part of the Secret Chord Concerts series at a later date.

More about Nefesh Mountain

New York based Progressive Americana band Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as one of the formative boundary-pushing ensembles in roots music. The band’s creators and dynamic husband and wife team of Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff have created a world and sound all their own; blurring the lines between Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz and Blues with a masterful hand as songwriters, instrumentalists and composers alike. The band, declared “A Powerhouse Unit” by Rolling Stone and “Introspective lyrics and world class musicianship” by American Songwriter, takes the listener on a deeply personal journey that embodies their own wild nature and unbridled free spirits,  bridging compositional prowess and prolific songwriting with deft instrumentals and jams.

Since their formation nearly a decade ago, Nefesh Mountain has been proudly open and vocal about their background and heritage as Jewish Americans, and are among the first preeminent Americana / Bluegrass bands to infuse Jewish tradition and soul 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 addressing the hate, discrimination, anti-semitism and racism that still remains at large in America and the World today.

The band 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 guitars and banjo alike.

Doni and Eric are on road year-round with their baby Willow and the Nefesh Mountain band; a collective of Bassists, drummers, and multi-instrumentalists including Thomas Cassell, Maddie Witler, Korey Brodsky, Dylan McCarthy, Ben Plotnick, Avery Merritt, Julian Pinelli, Dan Klingsberg, Noah Fishman, Erik Alvar among others.

In 2021 they made their debut at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and in recent years have performed various Festivals, PACs, and countless venues including Mountain Stage, Merlefest, Wintergrass, Ossipee Valley, Kaw River Roots, Thomas Point Bluegrass, Multiple City Wineries, and many more. Through the years Nefesh Mountain has officially showcased and been a proud member of AmericanaFest, Folk Alliance, and the IBMA.

Eric Lindberg is proudly sponsored by Deering Banjos, Bourgeois Guitars, and Thompson Guitars.

About the Secret Chord Concerts series

Secret Chord Concerts is a free on-demand video series featuring 15-25 minute performances from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories and recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

A cross-country partnership between the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (The Weitzman) on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (Lowell Milken Center) in Los Angeles, generated this new online offering. Both presenting organizations are committed to inspiring in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience. This season’s episodes were filmed at The Weitzman, against the striking backdrop of Independence Hall, and in UCLA’s beautiful recording studio.

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Secret Chord Concerts – Episodes from Season 1

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