Articles By: OutOfTowner

I am an out of towner living in the Midwest. I love to sing and do so, as a part time job. I was raised in a musical family, and have tried to pass on my love and appreciation of music onto the next generation, my children.

OutOfTowner Reviews Barcheini by Yehuda Green

OutOfTowner Reviews Barcheini by Yehuda Green

There is a segulah brought down in the JMR “OutofTowner” sefer that every time someone plans on writing a number of reviews (or even 1) in a short period of time, that person gets extremely busy and none of them get written. I am not sure what the source for this segulah is, but it [&hellip

OutOfTowner reviews Pruz Control

OutOfTowner reviews Pruz Control

I have been a huge fan of Michoel Pruzansky and was sure I had written at least one review on him previously. I was shocked when I went back and checked and saw that besides a brief mention about him in my HASC 26 recap I’ve never written about him before. Michoel is something like [&hellip

OutOfTowner Reviews Kolot by Yaakov Shwekey

OutOfTowner Reviews Kolot by Yaakov Shwekey

A note to my adoring fans: I apologize for not being able to write any reviews of many of the recent amazing releases in Jewish Music. I am hoping to be able to “catch up” and write about all of my favorites in the next month or so. The review below I began pretty soon [&hellip

OutOfTowner Reviews Hearts Mind by Eli Schwebel

OutOfTowner Reviews Hearts Mind by Eli Schwebel

How often does an album come out in the Jewish Music scene that transcends the Jewish Music scene both in style and substance? The answer is not very often. Eli Schwebel has done something amazing with his recently released his debut solo album Hearts Mind. I am not sure if I can define this album [&hellip

OutOfTowner Reviews Beats by EvanAl and Yoely Greenfeld

OutOfTowner Reviews Beats by EvanAl and Yoely Greenfeld

Compilation/Wedding CDs are produced from time to time and while I enjoy hearing the most popular songs with a particular band or arranger’s twist, I have never felt compelled to write a review on one before. My view on the subject has changed with the recent release of Beats by EvanAl Orchestra featuring vocalist Yoely [&hellip

OutofTowner Reviews Pischi Li by Simcha Leiner

OutofTowner Reviews Pischi Li by Simcha Leiner

                There are many singers today on the wedding scene that are popular today. It usually takes a singer many years on the scene to really become popular and gain a following. And then there is Simcha Leiner. Simcha cut the line with his talent and already is [&hellip

OutOfTowner reviews Lipa Schmeltzer’s Dus Pintele

OutOfTowner reviews Lipa Schmeltzer’s Dus Pintele

                  Lipa Schmeltzer is a trend setter. There is really no other way to say it. His musical talents and prowess are virtually unmatched and his energy is legendary. I happen to remember him from a wedding in Chicago back before he was the famous singer and [&hellip

OutofTowner Reviews Bnei Heichala by Benny Friedman

OutofTowner Reviews Bnei Heichala by Benny Friedman

                      I have a habit of starting reviews and never finishing them, so when I am in the middle of a review I am loathe to stop because I am not sure I’ll ever finish. However, I have to make an exception today (don’t worry; [&hellip

OutofTowner Reviews Modim Anachnu Lach by Baruch Levine

OutofTowner Reviews Modim Anachnu Lach by Baruch Levine

                      The past few months I have been on an unofficial leave of absence from JMR (no worries guys…it was paternity leave) but that hasn’t stopped me from listening to and enjoying some of the recent releases in Jewish Music. One release in particular, Modim [&hellip

OutofTowner Reviews “Happy Hour” by Breslov Bar Band

OutofTowner Reviews “Happy Hour” by Breslov Bar Band

                      It is almost three months since Breslov Bar Band released their album Happy Hour. When it was released I posted a recommendation on JMR without listening to the whole album, but I was confident by listening to the previews that it was an album [&hellip

OutofTowner Reviews Tizakeini by Yoely Greenfeld

OutofTowner Reviews Tizakeini by Yoely Greenfeld

                Being that I am 40,000 feet up in the air right now, I have no way to check and see what I wrote to describe Yoely Greenfeld’s voice on his 1st album (no I am not paying Southwest Airlines $8 for WiFi). I am sure, however, that [&hellip

“Happy Hour” new release by Breslov Bar Band

“Happy Hour” new release by Breslov Bar Band

                  I don’t usually recommend or tout a CD without listening to it a number of times and really getting a feeling for it, but I have to make an exception with the latest release by Binyomin Ginzberg and The Breslov Bar Band. Yesterday, I listened to [&hellip

OutOfTowner Reviews Eitan Katz-Shuvu

OutOfTowner Reviews Eitan Katz-Shuvu

                    I would like to think that I have very diverse musical tastes. Of course I only listen to Jewish music so how diverse can it really be! I do think, however, that there are enough genres of Jewish music out there for me to make [&hellip