The Old World Folk Band earns praises wherever it performs, for superb musicianship, skillful interpretations, and wide-ranging repertoire.
People are saying...
“There was never a dull moment with this lively, foot-stomping group; the thing that impressed me most about the concert was the wide array of musical genres which the band explored.” — Sullivan County (PA) Democrat
“The trombone spoke first, and the clarinet answered... and then the stage came alive with some of the happiest music one could imagine” — Southern Chester County (PA) Times
“They stir people’s souls is what they really really do. I’ve seen people cry because their music evokes an emotion that’s maybe from another time and another place.” — Karen Strawbridge, Curator, State Museum of Pennsylvania
“I didn’t even know what ‘klezmer’ was when I first went to hear the Old World Folk Band. But the musicians’ enthusiasm alone was enough to send me scurrying to buy one of the band’s CDs.” — Tom Knapp, reviewing Crossing New Borders at www.Rambles.net (full text online)
“...you can dance to it all night. All in all, this is a delightful outing.” — Ari Davidow, reviewing Crossing New Borders at www.klezmershack.com (full text online)
"The OWFB is simply outstanding. They... brought the house down — nearly brought the synagogue down too from all the people dancing in the aisles. ... Crossing New Borders... leaves one toe-tapping, singing and doing whatever one does when one is captivated by music. — Michael Levine