Ezra Furman’s guide to the perplexed

Ezra Furman may indeed be a cross-dressing Orthodox Jew, but all that pales when he starts singing a song. Then he is just a gender-bending rocker, a stunning amalgam of a kinder, gentler Lou Reed, a de-machofied Bruce Springsteen and an even mopier Jonathan Richman who carries the rock, folk and soul tradition to places rarely visited these days.

The 29-year-old Chicago native and 2004 Birthright alumni is riding high on the strength of his latest album, Perpetual Motion People – described by Pitchfork as “a playful, hefty romp through folk, blues, and plain old rock & roll,” as he readies for his debut show in Israel with his band on June 21 at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Ezra-Furmans-guide-to-the-perplexed-456839

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