Jewgrass. A combination of American folk bluegrass and Jewish liturgical music.
I have to admit I was really quite skeptical about this combination but Matt Check and his band plays the most incredibly gorgeous and authentic folk music I have heard in years and years.
Joyous and vibrant, simultaneously multi-layered and elegantly simple. The music takes you on a coherent journey of prayer, history, thought and experience. This was a very moving melodious experience with some incredible musicians including the stunning voice of cantor Rachel Brook.
There is a fundraising effort currently underway to make a professional recording of the Bluegrass Kabbalat Shabbat. Go to the Kickstarter campaign for more details and be a part of making this wonderful music more widely available.