Moshe Averick | Feet on the Ground

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Feet on the Ground

by Moshe Averick

"..superb country-tinged acoustic-folk rock, in the great tradition of such seminal artists as Tom Rush and John Prine.. a real find." -David Brinn,Jerusalem Post Music Critic
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Rock and Roll Legend
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2. Just A Cowboy's Song
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4:07 album only
3. I'm Gonna Be (Alabama Mix)
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4:53 album only
4. Little Bit of Fire, Little Bit of Ice
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5. Why Don't You Bend A Little?
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6. Feet on the Ground
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3:29 album only
7. You Should've Taken Your Time
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8. Searchin' For A Song
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9. Hey Daddy
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10. I'm Gonna Be (L.A. Mix)
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11. Run For Daylight
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Album Notes
David Brinn-Music Critic, Jerusalem Post

Tiki Hecht, editor of the Toronto Journal of Music writes:

"Quite simply, all I want is the truth." - Kierkegaard
"Give me a lever long enough and I will move the world."
"Show me a sane man and I'll cure him for you." - Jung

A sweet piece of the truth, a lever long enough to move you, a cure for decadent sanity:here. The songs of Moshe Averick --a profoundly strong sound through the simple blending of a man with his guitar, and a little back up -- combine poetry, philosophy, and honest humanity to create a recording that is enjoyable and intelligent, intense and emotional.

It is refreshingly obvious that every note and word are important to, and an integral part of, the artist. Passion as much as skill, fuel the songs.

These deeply personal and powerfully crafted songs, capture for the listeners truths about ourselves and the world, with a candid and even serendipitous sawdust-melancholy.
Averick has the right to sing the blues and that suits him just fine.

For here are the words we often cannot locate, and the sincerity which we fear will break, but truly steadies us -- put to a sound that serves as ballast. All the way -- up the stairs through a blue smoking hall, lonely for the unseen places, for the farthest walk -- it takes us. "Raise your heads, O gates, raise yourselves, you ancient doors." (psalms)

Such encounters as this remind us of the crack of the bat, of the soul in the race and the spirit and the pain, that there are sweet times in music when the sentient rhythm of its force whispers: Do not be afraid, I am with you.

"It's the friend in the shadow who stands there grinning
In the spring its the smell of a woodfire burning
It's the something you ache for when the guests have all gone
... the timeless call of the road and the sun
But it's all the same story
Been that way all along"
--Just a cowboy's song
(from Just A Cowboys Song)

It is a unique creativity that bears branches curved like cradles, that reminds others of their own responsibility to their own souls and possibly of all the miracles that we walk through like air- like glass.
Moshe Averick, with much gratitude and grace and longing, offers us back some of the magic
Tiki Hecht- Toronto Journal of Music


Moshe Averick, who was born and raised in Chicago, has done a little bit of everything. Besides a singer/songwriter, he has at one time or another been a:

*flea market wholesaler
*professional corporate researcher
*commodities trader
*house painter
*construction worker
*appliance repairman
*teacher of Biblical Studies and Philosophy at
both High School and College levels

While playing at open stages in Chicago, Averick met Duane Story, an old folk star from the early 60's. Story encouraged him to start writing his own material. The result was the CD entitled, Feet On The Ground.

Averick, who usually performs solo, creates a warm bond with his audience, interlacing his music with stories and jokes. (Sample: Ladies and Gentleman, I'm going to play a song for you, which I have never before performed in a moment, you'll find out why....)
Musical influences include Tom Petty, Jim Croce, Bob Dylan........

Averick has gathered a small, growing, fanatical following in the Jerusalem/Tel-Aviv area, and in his home town of Chicago. He is a regular performer at the Tel Aviv Folk Club. A second CD entitled , "I Don't Write Love Songs(Songs for Naomi)", is scheduled to be released soon.


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Leonard Cohen

Don't know why Moshe Averick hasn't recorded anything else in the past 8 years...he would certainly find a customer in me. By the way, if you enjoy Harry Chapin you'll enjoy Moshe Averick. His singing voice often takes on the same quality as Harry's. I'm also reminded a bit of Dion (yes! of the Belmonts) who switched to folk in the 70s and did some outstanding work.

George Relles

A fresh voice from an "old soul."
Works for me to relax to...or when I need some deeper brain stimulation.

Great voice, great lyrics, the whole package. This will be a collector's item.

Yankey and Shayna Shifrin

Great philosophical/poetic mix of folk, classic rock, country! We love it as did our 13 month old son who happens to be a music critic. He thinks it's a great dance CD... We're waiting for more!