Nefesh Mountain\'s original music is an unexpected mix; deeply rooted in the iconic sounds of Appalachia and the American Bluegrass tradition while also drawing from their heritage and background as Jewish Americans. From their new album “Beneath The Open Sky”, “The Narrow Bridge” reflects on an old saying, “The whole world is like a Narrow Bridge, the important thing is to not be afraid”.
In a way this song very much reflects the times that we live in right now for this country, the world as whole, and our own selves. For us the overarching message is that we all have a choice; we can look through one lens, very easily seeing our world today with all of it’s ongoing trouble and unrest, but also (and perhaps even at the same time) look through another where there is abundant joy and beauty everywhere. With “The Narrow Bridge” we want to hold on to the notion that even in these troubled times we can still find hope and love, and that they just might be in the most unexpected places of all.
We recorded this video in both Nashville TN during our recording sessions for “Beneath The Open Sky”, and in Woodstock NY on what was clearly, a very cold day. Special thanks to Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, David Grier, Alan Grubner, and Tim Kiah for their incredible musicianship, and to Jeremy Hansen, Mariko Shiraishi, and Jeff Carpenter for their vision and dedication to the project.
Doni Zasloff : Vocals
Eric Lindberg : Banjo, Vocals
Sam Bush : Mandolin
Jerry Douglas : Weissenborn
David Grier : Guitar
Alan Grubner : Fiddle
Tim Kiah : Bass
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Engineered and Mixed By Adam Taylor at The Sound Emporium in Nashville TN.
Nashville footage by Jeff Carpenter and Readylight Media
New York footage by Jeremy Hansen and Devotive Media
Edited by Mariko Shiraishi and Jeremy Hansen of Devotive Media