Rabbi and Cantor Steven Blane continues to offer his take on America with his new EP release Dancing with Angels

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Rabbi and Cantor Steve Blane is a singer songwriter whose new EP release offers songs that have themes spanning alcohol, the recording inductry to the economy.

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According to Singer/Songwriter Blane, "I completed the recordings, mixing and mastering pre-Pandemic. But somehow- four of the tracks seem prescient. "

"Dancing with the Angels" is the title track from Steven Blane’s recent EP (5 song) release. It was inspired by a quote by Congressman and Civil Rights Leader Elijah Cummings whose passing affected him profoundly and is meant as a tribute to his humanity and selflessness. It is also symbolic of Blane’s take on humanity and how kindness in life will ultimately serve as the great arbiter of entrance into the world to come.

The themes of each song span a wide array of topics as Blane draws his inspiration from his experience of the world around him. "Worse" is a song about depression and it’s immobilizing effects framed in an uptempo musical progression. "My New Record" is a commentary on the recording business- such as it is. "The Shopping Mall" is an observation of our economy and the drastic transition that is not too subtly unfolding. "Gin Fizz" is about, well Gin Fizz.

The EP is full on Americana- just guitar, bass and fiddle. According to Singer/Songwriter Blane, "I completed the recordings, mixing and mastering pre-Pandemic. But somehow- four of the tracks seem prescient. "

You can find links to the EP here.

About Sim Shalom and Rabbi Steve Blane

Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Created in 2009 by Rabbi Steven Blane on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Sim Shalom offers a means of connecting the unconnected.

Rabbi Blane is also the founder and director of the Jewish Spiritual Leader's Institute,
http://www.jsli.net, the online professional rabbinical program and of the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities-ujuc.org.

Sim Shalom, a non profit 501 © (3) tax-exempt organization, nurtures a Jewish connection through its mission of innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community.

Rabbi Steve also continues to pursue his love of Americana music and creates songs based on themes of his experience of the world. For information on his Singer Songwriter career visit here.

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