Book of J: Jeremiah Lockwood & Jewlia Eisenberg
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Book of J
Cantorial Blues

Book of J

Jeremiah Lockwood & Jewlia Eisenberg

MAR 14–17 | STRINGS AROUND THE WORLD

Mar 17, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab

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Son of composer Larry Lockwood and the grandson of the legendary Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, guitarist and singer Jeremiah Lockwood performs with vocalist and Charming Hostess founder Jewlia Eisenberg in their duo project, Book of J. Lockwood began his musical career playing on the streets and subways of Manhattan, performing with Piedmont Blues master Carolina Slim and absorbing the deepest layers of American roots music.

Mining the common ground between his Jewish heritage and his immersion in the blues tradition, Lockwood has created a stunningly vital hybrid. He has released a trio of revelatory albums, appeared in the 2010 documentary film Subway Dreams, was awarded the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, toured internationally with the bands Sway Machinery and Balkan Beat Box, and was named a Composer Fellow for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. Eisenberg has made a mark in both the Bay Area and New York avant-rock scenes, forming the female a capella trio Charming Hostess during East Oakland’s experimental music heyday of the 1990s. She’s recorded five albums with the trio and under her own name, primarily as part of the Radical Jewish Culture series for John Zorn’s Tzadik label, and has been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation grant, a Goldman Fund fellowship, and served as an MIT Artist-In-Residence. Lockwood describes their collaboration as “the Weavers for the post-apocalyptic era.”

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The collaboration of singer-guitarist Lockwood and Charming Hostess vocalist Eisenberg “encompasses Yiddish songs, Piedmont blues, and queer politics.” (The New Yorker)

The musical story of Jeremiah Lockwood is almost hard to believe. It reads as though someone stuck a bunch of National Geographic articles in a blender and hit puree.

Pitchfork

The musical story of Jeremiah Lockwood is almost hard to believe. It reads as though someone stuck a bunch of National Geographic articles in a blender and hit puree.

Pitchfork

Personnel

Jeremiah Lockwood vocals & guitar
Jewlia Eisenberg vocals

Discovering an artist as special as Jeremiah Lockwood does not happen that often.

JamBase

Personnel

Jeremiah Lockwood vocals & guitar
Jewlia Eisenberg vocals

Discovering an artist as special as Jeremiah Lockwood does not happen that often.

JamBase

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