LIVE: David Broza @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 3/3/16
Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Singer, songwriter and interpreter of Jewish historical poets and songwriters David Broza was sporting a wide grin as he came on the stage of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Sitting alone on a high stool in the hall he spoke about, years back, having passed it from time to time on his way to Bennington, Vermont, where he taught at the college.
He never imagined that he would ever perform here in Troy.
In front of several hundred people Broza unleashed a majestic performance filled with his intense guitar playing and vocal firepower, filled with a passion that few singer-songwriters can match.
Prior to each song he spoke in English, explaining the song’s meaning and then he launched into it, singing in Hebrew with honest power and conviction. He was taking no prisoners; nor was he waging a war. He simply wanted those into attendance to understand the historical and contemporary meanings of the songs. Remember, he was a teacher once, and therefore always.
Broza is one of the most important Israeli musical ambassadors to step onto a Greater Nippertown stage in years, and for those with open ears and hearts, his performance was magnificent.