Adam Stotland Sings Shlomo Carlebach IN CONCERT // ONE NIGHT ONLY
After completing his successful run starring in ‘Soul Doctor’, a musical about the life of the Rock ’n’ Roll Rabbi, Shlomo Carlebach, Adam Stotland stepped into his recording studio. Over the course of the next two years, Adam recorded a full-length album covering Carlebach’s music. Adam will launch this album on March 29th 2017 with a one-night only concert event. Audiences will have a chance to see one of Montreal’s most prolific Jewish musicians performing the dynamic work of one the 20th centuries greatest Jewish artists.
Adam Stotland is best known for his soulful and spirited musical style which combines bluegrass and American folk music, with mediterranean, North African and Eastern European rhythms. As a lyric tenor vocalist and guitarist, Adam has spent the last two decades singing and performing in Montreal and throughout North America, Europe and Israel. Performing his unique style dubbed ‘Jewgrass’, Adam is one of Montreal’s most beloved performers. Named a ‘significant voice in Jewish music today” (The Arty Semite), Adam performs alongside some of the top bluegrass and folk musicians in both Montreal and abroad. Recently appointed Cantor of Shaare Zion synagogue, Adam’s performances have been described as "a jaw-dropping success" (Canadian Jewish News). In synagogue or on stage, Adam is a premier vocalist and musician and his guitar work is blazing yet tasteful. Prepare to sing along.
Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (1925–1994) was one of the most prolific, complex, and influential composers of contemporary Jewish music. Writing thousands of songs and inspiring hundreds of thousands of followers, Carlebach travelled the globe performing and teaching in his special style of love and spirituality. Carlebach's musical career began in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, where he met Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. It was during this time that Carlebach emerged - with the help of Dylan, Seeger and others - as “The Rock ’n' Roll Rabbi”, performing at the Berkeley Folk Festival in 1966 and settling into Northern California’s counter-culture scene. Carlebach's career spanned over 40 years and he recorded over 25 albums. His concerts were not just musical events; they were spiritual experiences.