An artist never knew the power and meaning of ‘Avinu Malkeinu’ until she learned to sing it in the midst of a pandemic.
Against the backdrop of a world in crisis, my father, in his small apartment in the Chelsea Hotel, seemed to exist separate from it all.
In addition to the economic toll of COVID, there is a personal toll too. Musicians like me see the folk scene as a platform for self-expression.
Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Andy Warhol, William Burroughs and Bob Dylan all lived here once. George Chemeche remembers those days.