“Nefesh Mountain Brings Jewish Joy to the Forefront on ‘Songs for the Sparrows’”

The husband-wife leading duo of Nefesh Mountain, Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg, don’t sound anywhere near as angry as Mark Rubin does on his most recent album, themed around Judaism in America and Jewish history writ large, but I’m not sure they aren’t “angry,” per se. Their music channels that feeling, or associated negative feelings like, say, grief, into a sound that’s joyful, beautiful, damn near celebratory; Songs for the Sparrows and The Triumph of Assimilation are very different records from very different artists. Both good!

But if you like your folk music and country less caustic and sarcastic, give this one a listen and then read my review for No Depression.


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