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Andy Statman interview, clips on Aish site

Via @TheRealTzvi on twitter, in response to my recent tweet about the Center for Traditional Music and Dance clips of Dave Tarras. Statman is widely considered to be Tarras' musical heir:

Klezmer's Virtuoso: Patience and perseverance: Andy Statman's journey through Judaism and music, by Rabbi Tzvi Gluckin

Andy's earliest musical memories are his family's collection of 78s; an old-school mashup of show tunes, classical music, popular songs, and Jewish music (what would today be called klezmer). Shortwave radio and an encounter with WWVA out of West Virginia - Andy lived in Queens - turned him on to country music and bluegrass, inspiring him to take up an instrument. … [more]