Alicia Jo Rabins
Artist DescriptionAlicia Jo Rabins is the creator, songwriter and bandleader of Girls in Trouble, an art-pop song cycle in the voices of obscure women from the Torah. Rabins tours internationally with Girls in Trouble and has released two critically acclaimed albums on Jdub Records; for eight years was the fiddler of pioneering klezmer-punk band Golem; and has toured Central America and Kuwait as a cultural ambassador for the US State Department. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, 6x6, and anthologies from NYU Press and Knopf. "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" is supported by a grant from the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, a partnership of Avoda Arts, Jdub Records, and the Foundation for Jewish Culture, and made possible with major funding from UJA-Federation of New York, as well as grants from LABA Fellowship at the 14th Street Y and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
"Melodic, spare gorgeousness" -NBC
"Gorgeous vocals" -NY Times Magazine
"Hauntingly lovely" -LA Weekly
"Her retelling of…often scandalous, murderous tales distills them to a universal essence, so that they work as reflections of contemporary life, not just as fables." -Chicago Reader