Reboot Ideas Conversations

Reboot Ideas: Ancient Psalms meet Contemporary Folk

October 15, 2021

November 16th, 2021 at 5pm ET

Grammy-nominated producer and writer, Nathan Salsburg, has dedicated his life to using music to tell the stories of our lives. As both the curator of the renown Alan Lomax Archive now housed at the Library of Congress, and a musician whose own works build on American traditions, Salsburg is constantly innovating, inspired by the voices that came before. In 2021, Salsburg dove into his Jewish inherited sounds, releasing a record of psalms and Jewish poetry that he studied, recontextualized and produced with fellow folk musicians for the album, Psalms. Join Reboot for a conversation with Salsburg and Reboot CEO David Katznelson, a Grammy-nominated producer in his own right, and also no stranger to the power of the tincture of history and sound to propel us forward. The two will dig into Salsburg’s Psalms, the process, his impetus and the impact on him personally of deeply investigating his Judaism now. You will be treated to a musical and thoughtful conversation about the value of listening to the sounds of our past to imagine our future.