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Off in Yonder Klezmer Mountains

It may be stretching a humorous point to call the band behind original Klezmatics member Margot Leverett “boys,” whether or not they are from the Klezmer Mountains. Nevertheless, the Klezmer Mountain Boys of the band were at least a decade younger than most of the audience members who’d snapped up the tickets so early that the first show of the Jewish Museum SummerNights Concert Series on July 1 had been sold out for three weeks.

Despite the youth obsession of popular culture, having a more, shall we say, experienced gathering was no hardship. In the large and appreciative crowd, no one was tapping at iPhones or Blackberries, no one was rushing off early to catch the next show in Brooklyn, and the music itself was amplified to enjoyable — rather than deafening — levels.

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