To round out the Klezmer Mountain Boys, NYC clarinetist Margot Leverett has assembled a diverse and talented group of klezmer and bluegrass veterans. The delightful outcome is not a fusion, but instead a forum for these musicians to meet, strut their own stuff, and try out each other's styles. Consisting of bluegrass/klezmer medleys and uniquely performed traditional pieces, the record offers listeners a chance to discover both these culturally rich genres. The common denominator is of course Leverett, and this founding mother of klezmer's new wave is very much at home as mistress of ceremonies. Her clarinet laughs ...read more
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