Avi Fox-Rosen to Play Pete's Candy Store Tonight
Hot on the heels of "Good and Evil," the September installment of his EP-a-month project for 2013, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Avi Fox-Rosen will be performing live with his trio at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg tonight, September 12th, at 9pm.
Avi, who first caught the attention of the New York Times when he performed with Mira Awad, was nominated for an Independent Music Award for Eclectic Album of the Year. He plays regularly in New York, and has toured nationally and internationally with Frank London, Pharoah's Daughter, Corn Mo's .357 Lover, Yiddish Princess, Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird, Adrienne Cooper, Benjy Fox-Rosen, and many many more. He also provides original music for the Theater Productions of Jenny Romaine & Great Small Works; and Rima Fand & Erin Orr.
This prolific artist flexes his creative muscles by breaking from his often hilariously quirky alt-rock and shows us a more serious, introspective side this month with "Good and Evil." Here Avi takes a skeptical yeT Loving look at the myths and traditions he was raised with, as the son of a rabbi, and attempts to answer the question, "What's a nice Jewish atheist boy to do when Rosh Hashana rolls around?" His lush yet simply orchestrated album is a response to the Jewishness he both loves and can't escape. "Good and Evil" presents six songs that are honest reflections from a nostalgic non-believer as he thinks about the God the doesn't believe in, self assessment, guilt, and hope: "I'm an atheist and a skeptic, yet I'm still in love with the myth and the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur which are just around the corner."