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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

How an email took a klezmer legend all the way to the Grand Ole Opry

How an email took a klezmer legend all the way to the Grand Ole Opry

Jon Kalish , JTAPublished July 27, 2022

(New York Jewish Week) — In January a young bluegrass guitar player in Appalachia emailed Andy Statman out of the blue, expressing admiration for the work of the 71-year-old Brooklyn klezmer musician. Neither of them had any idea at the time that the...

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