The Sinai Mountain Boys
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.