Book of J is engaged in new psalmody, drawing from the rich biblical commentary of Black and White American traditional music, Yiddish songs of ghosts and police violence, and piyutim (paraliturgical songs) with a queer bent. Expect old-time religion, radical politics, angels and demons, workers and bosses, diasporic languages, erotic longing, close-text reading, hard times resolved and destiny fulfilled. Also, singing along is good. Book of J is Jewlia Eisenberg (Charming Hostess) and Jeremiah Lockwood (Sway Machinery).
Book of J tells Relix, “We found when we started playing together that we had a shared knowledge of old gospel songs that we loved to sing, but we had learned them in different contexts. Jewlia from her involvement with radical politics and protests and Jeremiah through his relationship with blues musician Carolina Slim. Our version of 'Do Lord' reflects both of these rich heritages."
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