“Gold Shadow” – Asaf Avidan

While most people were watching the Superbowl last Sunday, a few hundred of us gathered in the 9:30 Club to see the first show of Israeli folk-rocker Asaf Avidan’s “Gold Shadow” Tour. Avidan’s voice is singular in music today, evoking a range of timbres from Amy Winehouse to Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen. On the title song of his new album, Avidan simmers at Nina Simone levels of blues and heartbreak, over stunningly beautiful piano chords. Avidan is not an act to be missed.


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Jackson Sinnenberg


Jackson Sinnenberg is a Professional, freelance music journalist, who hosts the show American Slang, Fridays 5-6pm. He is a senior studying American Musical Culture and English, this is his 4th year with WGTB. Jackson is a regular contributor to OnTap Magazine and the Georgetown Voice, he has also contributed pieces for Smithsonian Folkways. He also contributes the Sunday Jazz column for the Rotation.

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