Indie klezmer recording awards - another good Hanukkah gift list!
Old friend, Riki Friedman writes:
I am delighted to announce that our CD,Freylach Time! The Klezmer Dance Band won 4th place in Just Plain Folks album of the year competition (Klezmer category) for 2006. Just Plain Folks is a large network supporting independent musicians and recording artists.
Here is their website: www.jpfolks.com
Evidently this year CDbaby.com submitted the entry, along with hundreds of others to be judged this year. If you want to see the competition, this will take you to CDbaby's Klezmer listings: cdbaby.com/found?allsearch=klezmer&allsearchsubmit=Search
Of course there were other entries besides those sent in by CDbaby
The Judges then chose 8 finalists in each category using the criteria: Does it move me? These are the nominees and winners
|Rank||Klezmer Album Nominees, Artist--||Location|
|1||New Jersey Freylekhs, The Klez Dispensers||NY|
|2||Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Andy Statman||NY|
|3||Close Enough for Klezmer, The Alexandria Kleztet||MD|
|4||Freylach Time! The Klezmer Dance Band, Freylach Time!||NC|
|5||Actions Speak Louder Than Words, The Klezmer Juice Quintet||CA|
|7||Live from KlezKamp! The Staff Concerts 1, Various Artists||NY|
|8||Nakhes Fun Klezmer, Dobe Ressler and di bostoner klezmer||MA|
Looks like we were in some really great company! I'm still trying to figure out how it happened, but we'll take the complement! To all of you who helped with this CD project in '03, thanks again! This is a tribute to all of your work. It's nice to be reminded we made a recording to be proud of.