Sunday, January 07, 2007
Klezmatics (with Woody Guthrie) nominated for Grammy
The Klezmatics have been nominated for a "Best Contemporary World Music Album" Grammy Award this month.
Wonder Wheel features songs of Woody Guthrie (most never before seen) and set to music by members of the Klezmatics.
On Wonder Wheel, The Klezmatics move away from klezmer on many of the cuts, even using an electric guitar to create a variety of contemporary sounds. The songs evoke Guthrie's experience in Brooklyn, an immigrant coming from the other direction, finding himself among European emigres, as well as blacks, Latinos and Asians.
You can read Marty Lipp's somplete review of this 2006 recording on RootsWorld