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Lisa Gutkin
Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:30 PM
Metropolitan Room, New York, NY
  • 2 Beverage Minimum
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  • Ticket Price: $25.00 - $115.00
  • Door Time: 9:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 2 Beverage Minimum
one hot fiddler" - Cyndi Lauper
"hauntingly emotional lead vocal" - L.A. times
"'Gonna Get Through This World' is a piece of genius" - Pete Seeger
Can one artist be both unpredictable and a surefire bet? If that artist is Lisa Gutkin, the answer is an emphatic yes!
As the longtime violinist for the Klezmatics, the Grammy-winning outfit that has taken Jewish klezmer music to previously unimaginable places, Gutkin has consistently proven a masterful musician and a boundlessly creative force. For more than a decade, her astounding technique and unfettered, vibrant emotionalism have resided at the core of the band’s recordings and live performances.


But fans who have only witnessed Gutkin within the context of the Klezmatics have experienced just a fragment of what this multi-faceted artist is capable of producing. 
Gutkin is a musical wanderer who has played Argentinean tango and Italian Renaissance music, in rock and jazz bands, and with a variety of symphonies. She was a founding member of the downtown Celtic group Whirligig, and a long standing member of the Fast Folk house band. She has composed for film and television (including Sex and the City), and has teamed with such diverse artists as Natalie Merchant, Peter Knight of Steeleye Span, Jane Siberry, Elizabeth Swados, Richard Shindell, and the Irish artists Tommy Sands, John Whelan and Cathie Ryan. Her songcraft reveals yet another dimension—no less an icon than Pete Seeger called her Grammy-winning composition “Gonna Get Through This World” a “piece of genius.” 
In her new venture as band leader, she might swing seamlessly from traditional Irish fiddle tunes to blues, Balkan or Appalachian sounds. Or she might put the violin down altogether, pick up a tenor guitar and sing one of her own universally resonant songs. Wherever she goes, Gutkin has an uncanny way of taking the audience with her. 
With Uri Sharlin - accordion & piano
Pete Rushefsky - tsimbl
Rémy Yulzari - double bass