The Songster Series - Abby Becker
"Open the gate. Open it wide. A golden chain will pass through." – from the Kadya Molodowsky poem Efnt dem toyer
Baltimore singer/songwriter, poet, guitarist and violinist Abby Becker’s music projects have ranged from Americana to Cinematic Chamber Music to Experimental Rock. She credits all her musical adventures to a diverse and unique musical childhood, one informed by the square dances and Old-Time Music of her native West Virginia, her father’s professional experience with both Debussy and Chicago Blues, and especially her parents embrace of their Jewish heritage by performing Klezmer Music.
“In Yiddish,” says Becker, “Jewish tradition, including Klezmer, is referred to as a goldene keyt, a golden chain. Each one of us is a link on the chain, father, mother, sister, brother. We each add our own link, connected to the past, making possible the future.” In short, Abby Becker is a Songster. Grab a drink in the Marquee Lounge and join host Brooks Long for a fascinating conversation with Abby Becker.