An Evening of Jewish American Folk Songs

May 17, 2014 $15.00



Singer and guitarist Les ‘Doc’ Rachlin will share a selection of songs by Jewish American songwriters, ranging from popular songs by well-known Jewish artists like Paul Simon and Bob Dylan to songs many people recognize but never knew were written by Jewish Americans.
All music of the people is folk music, and folk music in America uniquely represents the American milieu, in which ethnic traditions meet and influence one another. Over the past century American Jews have contributed a rich treasury of blues, ballads, rock, country and show hits to the great cornucopia of American common music. Doc’s exploration of this musical treasury creates a unique and entertaining show. “Not only were the songs most enjoyable,“ says Dave Siskin of Pembrook Pines Media, “but his patter in creating the setting prior to each song was most engaging and enlightening for the entire audience. As an added note the expertise and creativity of the guitar was the icing on the cake.“

Rachlin started his folk career in the early 1970s and had the opportunity to open for Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. When he found the musical road foggy, he ended up studying medicine for seven years and then spending 20 years in medical practice in upstate New York. At the encouragement of his family, he took up his guitar again in 2001. Visit for more on Doc and his music.

Tickets for this delightful evening with cabaret seating are $15 and will be available at the door. Dessert and coffee are included. Beer and wine will be available for purchase for those over 21.

Tickets available at the door, but an email RSVP is strongly encouraged.

Event Location: Congregation Shalom
87 Richardson Road, Chelmsford, 01863

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Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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$15.00 General Admission

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