Artist: The Sway Machinery

About The Artist:

The Sway Machinery is an all-star collective of innovative visionaries lead by guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box. The Sway Machinery also includes Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on drums, Stuart Bogie and Jordan McLean of the Antibalas horn section on tenor saxophone and trumpet respectively, and touring member of The Arcade Fire Colin Stetson on bass saxophone. The EP also features the extraordinary talents of Tomer Tzur on percussion. The Sway Machinery’s sound stems from Lockwood’s rich musical relationships with his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, and with his mentor Carolina Slim, the renowned blues player who fondly guided Lockwood’s musical development. Konigsberg, one of the last great exponents of Cantorial singing, guided Lockwood into an understanding and love of the soulful and ancient heritage of Synagogue music. Lockwood’s deeply personal relationship to these two musical traditions helped him to forge a unique musical language of his own, as he learned to move from singing in his grandfather’s study to playing with Carolina Slim in New York City subway stations. The Sway Machinery was borne out of this dichotomy.

Song: Sov’vuni

Contribution to: Melanoma Research Foundation
About Melanoma Research Foundation

The Melanoma Research Foundation’s Mission Statement: To support medical RESEARCH for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. To EDUCATE patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. To act as an ADVOCATE for the melanoma community to raise the awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.