More Festival of Light Guests for Matisyahu
Photos by Michael Weintrob
Matisyahu hosted the third night of his annual Festival of Light at Brooklyn, NY’s Music Hall of Williamsburg last night. Like his previous show at the venue, the freshly shaven singer lit the Hanukkah candles onstage and dropped a huge, disco dradle from the ceiling. He also welcome some special guests to the stage. Near the end his show, Matis invited out the all-male college Yeshiva University a cappella group The Maccabeats to his on his Hanukah original “Miracle.” The Maccabeats recently released their version of the song, which Matis first released in 2010.
The show then turned into something of a Matisyahu band family reunion as keyboardist Rob Marscher and guitarist Aaron Dugan took the stage for “Thunder” and “So High So Low.” Dugan was a founding member of Matisyahu’s band and played with the group fulltime until 2010. Marscher—who is also known for his work in Addison Groove Project—played with Matis’ band for a few years and continues to collaborate with the singer on special occasions. The Festival of Light will continue at New York’s Webster Hall this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist
Open The Gates (808)
Miracle (with The Maccabeats)
Thunder (with Aaron Dugan/Rob Marscher)
So High So Low (with Aaron Dugan/Rob Marscher)