What a fine way to kick off a New Year.

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The Music Of Shlomo Carlebach & Live In Studio A: Eric Garrison, Michael Hsu and Kevin Briody

What a fine way to kick off a New Year.

The opening half hour was devoted to the music of the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, one of the most prolific composers of liturgical folk melodies of the last century. We have featured his music for years on the show. His daughter, Neshama, who carries on his musical tradition, will be appearing at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven on Jan. 12. Thanks to the JCC, we had several pairs of tickets to give away to listeners.

For the show’s remaining two hours we strolled down to WSHU’s Studio A for in-studio performances in the round from Eric Garrison, Michael Hsu and Kevin Briody. Eric and Kevin are from Connecticut and Michael, who grew up in Connecticut, now hails from Brooklyn. They will be in concert together on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. at the carriage Barn at Waveny Park in New Canaan.

The Songs Of Shlomo Carlebach

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Andy Statman & David Grisman, “Shalom”, “David King Of Israel”, Songs Of Our Fathers, Acoustic Disc


  • Shlomo Carlebach, “Esah Eina”, Clitter, Clatter, Down Come The Water, Fox Hollow Records

  • Neshama Carlebach, “Two of Her Father’s Compositions”, Dancing With My Soul, independent


  • Andy Statman & David Grisman, “Shomer Yisrael”, Songs Of Our Fathers, Acoustic Disc

  • Neshama Carlebach, “Hu Elokenu”, Soul, independent

  • Neshama Carlebach, “Esah Eina”, Soul, independent

Live In Studio A
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  • Michael Hsu, “Take This Song And Run”

  • Eric Garrison, “Brown Coat”

  • Kevin Briody, “Small Town”


  • Michael Hsu, “He Didn’t Know”

  • Eric Garrison, “Grace”

  • Kevin Briody, “Slipping Away”


  • Michael Hsu, “We Fall”


  • Eric Garrison, “Walk Away Rene”

  • Kevin Briody, “My Friend Tom”

  • Michael Hsu, “America”


  • Eric Garrison, “Irish Girl”

  • Kevin Briody, “When No One’s Watching”

  • Michael Hsu, “Your Boyfriend, Your Dad”

To Reach The Artists:

Eric Garrison www.neshamacarlebach.com

Michael Hsu www.michaelhsu.com

Kevin Briody www.kevinbriody.com