A Great Miracle

23/12/2022And The Everyday Magic Of Jeremiah Lockwood's Guitar Soli Chanukah Album

The annual Xmas delirium has just about reached its peak and with the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah or Chanukah well underway, we decided to share this little holiday gem from San Francisco's Reboot imprint, presented by the multi-talented American musician, scholar, curator and author Jeremiah Lockwood. Stripped down to a one-man, one-guitar recital, Jeremiah Lockwood brings us eight solo guitar songs to accompany the Jewish festival of lights or any other moment in time because this seems like it could very well be a future classic.

"With heartfelt appreciation of the 1968 classic The New Possibility: John Fahey’s Guitar Soli Christmas Record, Lockwood has sweetly crafted eight songs, one for each night of Chanukah, to celebrate the dancing candlelight with his new, blues-inspired takes on the most beloved melodies of the holiday’s canon. From the prayers for lighting the candles to the kids’ songs that are sung around the burning menorah, Lockwood paints the light through the darkness with his instrumental creations."

Moving beyond any religious heft, Jeremiah Lockwood's joyous strumming is just what we needed as we unwind and catch our breath after another eventful year. And so we turn to our hanukiah, light candle number six and spin the dreydl, our hearts filled with gratitude for having a warm home, a roof over our heads, a refrigerator full of food and even more importantly, one another. Here's hoping for a peaceful holiday season and a better new year for all. Hag sameach!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom