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Laible Ben Moshe: Bio

LAIBLE BEN MOSHE
Folk rocker gives a new beat to a time-honored message

Spearheading one of the latest trends in Jewish music, Laible Ben Moshe’s music is highly diversified and spans the range from country, folk, blues and rock to chazonos in a very original form.
"Many of us grew up listening to Jewish music other than traditional chaszonos-based," said Iran Buckman, a New Jersey club producer. "As adults, we were looking for those familiar melodic strains and beats that could also give us a strong Jewish identity and message.When I opened my café-style club -- ROCK BA LAILA in Teaneck, NJ {which in itself is innovative and unique}, I chose Laible Ben Moshe as the premier performer because of his unparalleled mastery of this quality of music, of which I had been seeking .
Laible is a virtuoso guitarist and the lead vocalist of the BAAL T’SHUVA BOOGIE BAND, which he founded 15 years ago upon his arrival into Yiddishkeit.
Before that he was known as Michael Loren, a highly successful and sought after entertainer on radio and television.
In Florida, he appeared in the Jewish Vaudeville Theatre and in the major hotels such as the Fountainbleu, Eden Rock and Palm-Aire Hotel. While at the Vesailles Hotel , Laible starred in the Kosher Musical, "It’s Bashert". He then journeyed into the Deep South, where he performed in the clubs in Nashville, at the Hapeville Opera House and as a regular on the, Country Boy Eddie Show .
Traveling on to New York City, his rich baritone voice took him into the Greenwich Village café scene, where appeared at such places as Café Wah, Café Bizarre and The Gaslight.
Laible has also opened for such notable acts as Jackie Mason and Shlomo Carlebach, who made a major impression on him. But it wasn’t until he traveled to California where he appeared at Disneyland and on international cruise ships , that Laible met up with an outreach program that changed his life. He took focus and his music crystallized into a classical Jewish Folk-Rock Sound.
What took Laible a lifetime of travel and spiritual quest is revealed in his latest release "Wellsprings II- The Day Is Gonna Come"- a highly diversified and soulful album, which can be found at most Jewish bookstores and heard on WFMU.
"You can feel how he’s trying to get closer to Hashem/G-D through his music."- Rabbi Hyman- YNJ
Laible has appeared at major outdoor events such as the Israeli Day Parade in Central Park, and has entertained at most major Jewish hotels. He has been traveling the country to perform at various Chabad Centers and for major organizations, such as Rachel’s Reclamation Project. For the last nine years he has also had the privilege of performing concerts at the Carlebach Shul and has been called upon to sing at various Carlebach Tributes.
"I’ve always wanted to give an audience more than they expected," Laible said. "Before, I was more entertainment. Now, I want to give them more of a message. I’m trying to light a spark of godliness in people."
Laible Ben Moshe and his music from the first albumn -"WELLSPRINGS I "- can be accessed on the Internet at www.geo.cities.com/laiblebenmoshe2000. For bookings, call 908-354-8780.
Laible can also be reached via email at LaibleBenMoshe@aol.com