JCOGS Presents: Nefesh Mountain Band
Saturday, August 5th at 7:00PM at Spruce Peak Arts, enjoy the sweet sounds of soul-stirring, toe-tapping, unforgettable Nefesh Mountain. Since their arrival on the scene in 2015, Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as one of today’s formative, boundary-pushing bluegrass Americana bands. Their latest studio album release, Songs for the Sparrows, is a testament to the unbridled imagination and extraordinary grace of their musicianship and creativity. The show opens with laughs courtesy of New York comedian Moody McCarthy. The evening is part of Summer Stars, an arts and culture celebration to benefit JCOGS, the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe…and beyond.
About Nefesh Mountain Band
Since their arrival on the scene in 2015, the New York based Progressive Americana group Nefesh Mountain Band has been hailed as one of the formative boundary-pushing ensembles in roots music. The band’s creators, the dynamic husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff have created a world and sound all their own; blurring the lines between Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Jazz and Blues with a masterful hand as songwriters, instrumentalists and composers alike.
The band, declared “A Powerhouse Unit” by Rolling Stone and “Introspective lyrics and world class musicianship” by American Songwriter. The Troubadours and band continue to forge new paths in unknown territory, armed with Zasloff and Lindberg’s strong, smokey, and folksy vocals and Lindberg’s soulful and masterful skills on guitars, both acoustic and electric, and banjo alike.
About Moody McCarthy
COMIC / WRITER / COMIC WRITER
Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and twice on the Letterman Show. He can be seen in North America’s top clubs and heard on Sirius/XM radio. Moody began his career in his hometown of Syracuse, NY, and is now based in New York City, where he lives with his wife and two wee lasses. Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite. Couple that with a disarming presence & in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the respect of his peers for his ability to “go up cold”. His style also translates well to virtual shows and during the pandemic he delighted Pfizer’s senior global team with a performance. (What a hero.)
Corporate events, fundraisers, private shows, Zoom meetings – you name it, this versatile performer will brighten any event. Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!
TV: Conan (TBS); Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, 2012 & 2014); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); America’s Got Talent (NBC); Last Comic Standing IV (NBC); Star Search 2003 (CBS); Gotham Comedy Live (AXStv); HGTV’s House Hunters (2019); The Early Show (CBS); The Bob & Tom Show (WGN); MSG Network; Style Network; CTV (Canada) ETC.: SAG/AFTRA member; trained at Joanna Beckson’s Acting Studio; performed comedy in China and now speaks 3 words of Mandarin.
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Summer Stars Patron $500 – includes 4 tickets for the season, reserved seating at the concert, contribution is tax-deductible
Celebration Patron $240 – includes 2 tickets for the season, reserved seating at the concert, contribution is tax-deductible
Friend $120 – includes 1 ticket for the season, reserved seating at the concert, contribution is tax-deductible
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