Adam Hart

For our world:
I've made a commitment not to burn fossil fuels while making live music. Using science, and the development of solar panels and renewable batteries, I can produce live music for many to hear without ever plugging into the grid.


Adam Hart
Bio:
  I have been involved in making Jewish and secular folk music since the 1970’s. I spent 15 summers at the URJ (UAHC) Kutz Camp, in Warwick, NY. It was there that I participated, and then taught expressive theatre, connecting Jewish values through physical, verbal, and musical self-expression.
  During my college years, I played rock and roll, touring the northeast in a band called Head's Up. After college, I spent a decade working Off-Broadway in NYC, where I worked on shows with Sarah Jessica Parker, Jason Alexander, and other celebrities.
  Through my work Off Broadway, I landing a job as Computer Design Specialist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where I was part of mounting 400 shows over fifteen years. My maps of the world can still be seen throughout the museum.
   After leaving the Met Museum, I began teaching guitar and began song leading at Temple Beth Abraham, Tarrytown. I was there for three years, and then transferred to Woodlands Community Temple. My understanding of self expression, has been integrated into song leading, using music to teach progressive Jewish values to young people. At Woodlands, work with 4th-9th graders. I am a song leader for weekday religious school, and I teach 5th Grade Jewish History. I also consult with a teen song leading group, "Ruach Neshama" which I helped cultivate. I'm a member of Rabbi Billy Dreskin’s ensemble for his Friday night service “A Joyful Noise”, which occurs every six weeks or so.  
  In the secular world, I am a folk and folk rock singer-songwriter and performer. I teach guitar and voice privately, as well as teaching a guitar workshop at PS 75 on 96th Street in NYC. I have been active in a folk-rock group “Riverrun” for 19 years (www.riverruntrio.com). On January 10, 2016, I was interviewed for a full hour on WFUV, 90.7 FM radio by Bob Sherman on his show “Woody’s Children”.
  On the political side, I am a Democratic District Leader in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and am committed to saving what's left of our environment and seeking out justice for good people.





What do you get when you take Hebrew liturgical text, and put it to roots rock music? Jewish Roots Rock
  In my experience, music has always been an entry point to reflect on the complexities of life, and how they make us feel. It creates an environment sensitive to one's innermost emotional and spiritual self. By using liturgical texts with modern secular rhythms and tonality I hope to share my own awareness of my musical/spiritual self with others; to recognize, be thankful, and celebrate the splendors of life that music can bring.   Jewish Roots Rock takes its influences from American secular folk music, The Beatles and the British Invasion of the 1960's, the American Folk-Rock tradition of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash, And Young, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Art-Rock such as The Doors, world music, and hip-hop. Along with these heroes are the Religious influences of Debbie Friedman and the Reform Youth Movement, Shlomo Carlebach, and recently Dan Nichols and Josh Nelson.    All songs written and performed by Adam Hart and arranged and produced by Doug Pell. Please enjoy them. If you want to download any of these songs, please buy them on CD Baby, as they treat their musicians better than the larger companies Amazon or iTunes. But if it is more convenient, the album is available on iTunes or Amazon. If you do download the album, thank you for your support! photo by Peter Freed    In my experience, music has always been an entry point to reflect on the complexities of life, and how they make us feel. It creates an environment sensitive to one's innermost emotional and spiritual self. By using liturgical texts with modern secular rhythms and tonality I hope to share my own awareness of my musical/spiritual self with others; to recognize, be thankful, and celebrate the splendors of life that music can bring.

  Jewish Roots Rock takes its influences from American secular folk music, The Beatles and the British Invasion of the 1960's, the American Folk-Rock tradition of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash, And Young, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Art-Rock such as The Doors, world music, and hip-hop. Along with these heroes are the Religious influences of Debbie Friedman and the Reform Youth Movement, Shlomo Carlebach, and recently Dan Nichols and Josh Nelson.

   All songs written and performed by Adam Hart and arranged and produced by Doug Pell. Please enjoy them. If you want to download any of these songs, please buy them on CD Baby, as they treat their musicians better than the larger companies Amazon or iTunes. But if it is more convenient, the album is available on iTunes or Amazon. If you do download the album, thank you for your support!



photo by Peter Freed
The Songs
Adam Hart, vocals & guitars
Robin Joseph, backing vocals
Zoey Hart, backing vocals
Greg Feilin, Bass
Don Harvey, drums
Doug Pell, synth

These songs will only play on a computer or device that uses Flash. They will not play on an iPad or iPhone as of 2012.


L'kha Dodi
Don Harvey, Drums; Zoey Hart, backing vocal; Greg Feilin, Bass


Niggun

Zoey Hart, backing vocals; Greg Feilin, Bass


Open The Door, Barchu
Don Harvey, Drums; Greg Feilin, Bass


Maariv Aravim
Greg Feilin, Bass


Message From a Dove
Don Harvey, Drum
s; Greg Feilin, Bass


It Can Be Done
Robin Joseph, backing vocals

Return
Don Harvey, Drums; Zoey Hart, backing vocal


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Special thanks to Donna, Zach, Mom and Dad, for believing in me. Zoey, you are awesome to sing with your Dad! Cantor Robin Joseph, Thank you Doug, and Geri for letting Doug play. A big thanks to my bosom buddy Don Harvey who worked with Jon Niess to get the drums laid down in Austin, TX.
For booking information, please call or contact me at:
(914) 325-7317
adamhartmusic@gmail.com


For information about my theatre experience, My tenure at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and resumes:
www.adamhartdesign.com





To view the incredible collection of my Dad's artwork, go to: www.allenmhart.com
Services
and
Education



Woodlands Community Temple
50 Worthington Road
White Plains, NY 10607
I am an active member and part of the faculty at this progressive, Reform Temple. I have been guitarist and vocalist in Rabbi Billy Dreskin's A Joyful Noise since it's inception, a spirited musical Friday night service including Cantors Ellen Dreskin, and Jonathan Gordon, and a full band.

Here are some of the classes I offer at Woodlands:

Religious School Music, 4th-7th grades
"It's like a rock concert every week!" one teacher says of my music classes. I enjoy engaging our youth in singing, dancing, percussion, guitar, and even a little acting. Under the Leadership of Rabbi Mara Young, I have coordinated a progressive religious school music curriculum.

Academy,  8th-9th grades
Several classes:
  • Song Leading for Teens
  • Popular music and Jewish values
  • Modern Jewish liturgical music from the six day war to the present
  • Yoga and Kabbalah
  • Sephardic Jewish culture through music and food.
  • The Jewish Lens
Jewish History, 5th grade
A historic survey of the Hebrew people from our earliest accounts to the present.


Summers
Last Summer I was at:
Camp Twelve Trails at the Kaufmann Campgrounds in Pearl River, NY.

Last Summer I was at
JCC on Hudson
Coutry Day

Pearl River, NY

Previously I was at Camp Discovery in Croton-on-Hudson

And many years ago I spent 15 summers at The URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick New York


Song-leading with Adam Hart

Singing songs make us feel great! They can wake up our senses and bring life to an otherwise hum-drum day. Kids who are usually shy can open up when singing in a group. I have seen amazing things happen in song-sessions. Friends are made by singing together, and it is fun to create hand movements, dance, laugh, lead, follow, and sing in harmony. Choosing popular songs with healthy messages reinforces positive values, and can put a smile on any face.

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(914) 325-7317
adamhartmusic@gmail.com

For information about theatre experience, teaching, and resume:
www.adamhartdesign.com


Hava Nashira
Olin Sang Ruby, Wisconsin
In my fond memories of the late Debbie Friedman, and the unending spirit of the music from Kutz Camp, Hava Nashira keeps me inspired and connected to current trends in Jewish music of the American Reform Movement.

Adam at the Debbie Friedman Memorial Community Sculpture. Hava Nashira 2011.
I attended 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015!

Woodlands Community Temple
50 Worthington Avenue, White Plains, NY
I teach 5th Grade Jewish History, Song-leading for teens, and am song-leader for children 4th-7th grades.

Temple Beth Abraham
Tarrytown, NY
I am grateful to Cantor Margot Goldberg for giving me the opportunity to renew my love of contemporary Jewish music while I taught there for two years.

Childrens Songs by Adam 
The Family Counting Game:
Shoes:

Basesball:


The Jewish Education Project
Westchester, NY
Here is a rap I formulated at the summer institute summer 2011:

"Community, connection
Each with no objection
From you to me
Each from separate family
The world in space
Seems a broken place
What can be done?
Do tikkun olam!"
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