Welcome to the South!
Camp Barney Medintz is our first stop...
But first, allow me to introduce the band, pictured below:
You'll be seeing them all summer, so you should probably get to know their names and faces.
Hagar Ben Ari (bass), Glenn Grossman (drums), Me, Shahar Mintz (guitar)
These are not only some of the best musicians in NY, but the WORLD!
And here they are behind the scenes! Click Here
Our first stop was amazing.
Glenn and I worked with the Alufim'ers (8th grade) on songwriting, recording and drumming and were excited to rock out with the band for the teen campers at night. Here are some of the Alufim'ers hard at work on songs about their theme for the summer, Tikkun Olam (Repair the world). Here are a couple of examples!
So, we're ready to rock, and unfortunately, it seems mother nature had other plans. The heavens opened up on the newly repaired, freshly painted and sound-equipped "Chippy" (the ampitheater) and Jim Mittenthal and his amazing team, wisely made the decision to call the show after our second number. Glad to be away from the electronics in the middle of a LIGHTNING storm, but sad to disappoint everyone - especially such a high energy, rocking out group of teens.
Here's some video of the eeeeerie sky!
But that didn't stop Camp Barney - they know how to rock in ANY weather!
Thanks to Marissa, Udi, Steven, Matt, Bradley, Barry, Susan, Jim, ALUFIM and so many others for an awesome opening to the tour!
Next Stop: Camp wise!