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We've been busy lately getting our new CD out there, and hope you will check it out – either on disk, online, or one of our upcoming shows featuring material from the recording – or better yet, all of the above! We wanted to alert you to some recent developments.

The New CD :: “Spice It Up!”

Our second CD, packed with 72 minutes of original and unusual klezmer fusion, has been reviewed on KlezmerShack, and we hear it will soon be reviewed in the j - the Jewish news weekly too. It is now available from us at our shows, via our website, stores including Afikomen (Berkeley) and Down Home Music (Berkeley & El Cerrito), CDBaby, iTunes, or MySpace. It makes a splendid Hannukah gift!

Beth Chaim Concert :: Thursday Dec. 7, 2007 :: 7 pm

Concert at Beth Chaim Congregation, 1800 Hollbrook Dr., Danville (925-736-7146)

Ashkenaz Dance :: Thursday Jan. 10, 2008 :: 7:30/8:30 pm

Concert-Dance-CD Release Party at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave. at Gilman, Berkeley. Dance lesson with Bruce Bierman and Julie Egger at 7:30 pm. Music starts at 8:30pm.

Annette Brodovsky Memorial Concert, Davis :: Sunday Feb. 10, 2006 :: 3 pm

Annette Brodovsky, a wonderful violinist whom many of you may have met at KlezCalifornia, was killed by a car while on her way to a Passover Seder in April. Her band-mates from The Freilachmakers are organizing a concert to benefit Annette's family. We're honored to participate. Details to follow.

It's particularly poignant for us, because our band-mate Matthew Sperry was also struck and killed by a vehicle in June 2003. Julie composed a tune in his honor, “Suite Matthew,” which is on our new recording and also can be heard at

Larkspur Cafe Theater :: Saturday Feb. 16, 2008 :: 8:30 pm

Concert-Dance-CD Release Party at Sweetwater's charming Larkspur Cafe Theater, 500 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur (415-924-6107).