The Israeli-born Moshav Band grew up on Moshav Mevo Modiim, a musical village located in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Their home, founded by the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, was and continues to be the birthplace of many Jewish songs enjoyed by the world over. The members of the Moshav Band were under the spiritual guidance of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, while immersed in his musical world, often performing with him at his concerts.Read More
The Moshav Band, primarily composed of the Solomon brothers: Yehuda (vocals, percussion), Meir (vocals, guitar, mandolin) , Yosef (bass) as well as friend, David Swirsky (vocals, guitar) comes on like a family of traveling minstrels, court jesters, and the old-age mystics all at once. Their music is rich with fiery rock/folk/reggae songs, spiced with the flavors of the Middle East. The boys draw you into their own struggles, and leave you pondering your own, but not before they provide you with a huge helping of hope.
Although the members of the Moshav Band grew up playing music together, the band had its first "official" show at Jerusalem's Mike's Place in 1996, performing for an audience comprised mainly of American students studying abroad in various yeshivas as well as the Hebrew University. The organizer of the event, Sharon Goldman, was unsure how to bill the as-of-yet unnamed act, and opted for the simple "Moshav Band". The name stuck.
Since that time, the band's powerful sound has been heard at music festivals and more intimate settings worldwide. Projects in which the Moshav Band has played an essential role include The Wake Up Tour (a Northern American Jewish Renewal project), and Israeli Block Parties, organized to increase Israel and Jewish awareness. Now based in Los Angeles, the band continues to ignite audiences throughout the US and worldwide.
As of Fall 2006, they continue touring Israel and across the US without Meir (who is now focusing on religious studies in Jerusalem). They are getting noticed more and more as they open up for Matisyahu on three East Coast shows.
Days- Songs: Stiff Soul, Don't Give Up, Oseh Shalom, My Toll, Come Back, Exteriors, Waste Away, Higher and Higher, Never on Ground, Days, On my Case, Precious
Things You Can't Afford - Songs: Waiting for the Jordan, In My Shoes, Mizmor L'David, The Way Over, Y'Hee Shalom, Wake Up, David Melech Am Ysrael Chai, Dreams, V'yitnu Lecha, If Someone Falls in Love (With Me), The Things You Can't Afford
Lost Time - Songs: Stop, Nothing at All, Lost Time, All Through The Night, Jazzy, Burning Ground, Working Day, Hold On, Some Love, Sugar Daddy
Return Again - Songs: Eliyahu Hanavi, Tfillah, Bereshit, Ufduyey, Shomer Yisrael, Eulogy, Pitchu Li, Return Again, Yibaneh, Shabbos Kodesh, Hitoreri
Malachim - Songs: Hashem S'fatai, Od Yishama, Malachim, Kol Dodi, Shalom Rav, Shuva Hashem, Kol Yisrael, Mizmor L'David, Abba Shimon , Lema'an Achai, Al Haemet ,
"The Best of Moshav Band: Higher and Higher" - Songs: Higher and Higher, Come Back, Wake Up, Waiting for the Calling, Ufduyey, Don't Give Up, Eliyahu Hanavi, Lost Time, Eulogy, Things You Can't Afford, Stop, Bereishit, Shabbos Kodesh, If Someone Falls in Love (With Me), Some Love, Exteriors, Return Again, Heartis Open (Acoustic)
"Misplaced" - Songs: The Only One, Closer, When I'm Gone, Misplaced, Cold Cry, Hallelu, I See Angels, Streets of Jerusalem, Jockey Full of Bourbon, Heart Is Open, Stand Up, Abba Shimon, Dream Again