Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Sinai Mountain Boys

The Sinai Mountain Boys
(Picture courtesy of Robbie Zev Ludwick)

Last month, I went to a Piamenta concert and was amazed when I saw the Sinai Mountain Boys, who were the opening act. I enjoy most all forms of music but do not particularly care for country music. To my surprise, the Sinai Mountain Boys were fantastic and I found myself really getting into their combination of Bluegrass music with Chassidic niggunim.

I met mandolinist Robbie Zev Ludwick previously at a Simply Tsfat concert and was excited to finally see him perform live. Robbie is an extremely gentle and kind person. In a recent Washington Jewish Week article he remarked, "Wherever Hashem wants to take me with the music, I'm willing to go." He further commented, "For me, it [the Sinai Mountain Boys] is about spreading the message of Judaism in song in a unique way that might grab people who wouldn't otherwise be exposed to Judaism."

The Sinai Mountain Boys other members include Yoni Tyberg on guitar, Gary Goodman on five-string banjo, and Michael Singer on bass.

If you get a chance to go see the Sinai Mountain Boys, be sure to go. You will be happy you did.


At September 27, 2006 at 12:34:00 PM EDT, Blogger FrumWithQuestions said...

Do they have a webpage? Do they have an album. Noah Solomon has a bluegrass band called Citigrass but I do not think it is Jewish oriented. Is this group only in Maryland or do they come to NY?

At September 28, 2006 at 11:49:00 PM EDT, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

The mandolin is one of my favorite instruments. I sometimes go to hear Andy Statman at the Charles Street Shul in downtown Manhattan when he has a "music of the mystical spheres" night - a combination of jazz, bluegrass, klezmer and chassidic niggunim. Mind-blowingly good. If you and Mrs. ASJ ever get the chance, well worth it...

At October 3, 2006 at 10:10:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their web site is


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