Y O S H I E
F R U C H T E R
SANDCATCHERS was formed in the corner of Cheryl's, a soul food restaurant on the corner of Underhill avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. Given the opportunity for a weekly gig, guitarist and oud player Yoshie Fruchter brought in his friends Myk Freedman on lap steel, Michael Bates on double bass, and Yonadav Halevy on percussion to see what kind of music they could make together. Over the course of many weeks, a fresh sound was created blending the middle eastern trope of the oud with the dreamy, americana infused textures of the steel - a new project was born. Featuring original music by Fruchter inspired both by maqam and the Appalachian trail, Sandcatchers is a beautiful collaboration of sound and souls.
P R A I S E F O R Y O S H I E F R U C H T E R
ON PITOM (Tzadik)
“A rocking band performing catchy, hooky compositions that both pay tribute to and challenge the Jewish tradition...Pitom is a hard-edged new addition to the legacy of Radical Jewish Culture.”
"Equal parts jazz school, seminary school and Nirvana's 'School'"
-The Village Voice
"A dazzling debut"
-The Wall Street Journal
ON SCHIZOPHONIA: CANTORIAL RECORDINGS REIMAGINED (Blue Thread)
"Doesn't pull any punches while slapping around the Jewish liturgical tradition"
"A post-modern approach to Jewish sacred music...this set should appeal equally to open minded jazzers, fans of Yiddishkeit and downtown habitues"
"So far past unimaginable that sets up an entirely new kind of individualism in music...wild, truly wild"
-The Buffalo News
"Some of the best Psychadelic rock I've heard in a long while"
-Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
N E W S
Sandcatchers @ WJMF
w/ Desert Echoes
E V E N T S
w/ Monotronic, Escaper & S. Franklin
@ Washington Jewish MF
Sandaraa @ WJMF
DCJCC Edlavitch Theater
NEW SANDCATCHERS VIDEOS
@ Joe's Pub
MORE SHOWS LISTED ON CONCERTS PAGE
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