If I Were Superman

If I Were Superman

Gedalya Folk Rock Rabbi

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When I arrived in NYC to pursue my career as a singer-songwriter in 1991, I was living with my dad of blessed memory in a studio apt. I sat down at the piano and wrote this song. It expresses my inner desire to do something great with my life. If you'd like to hear the original piano/vocal track please check out my Piano/Vocal collection.

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Latest release from Gedalya reflects on his three-decade career with an updated version of a classic song 

The Folk-Rock Rabbi tells a personal story with 'If I Were Superman' 

(New York) Geoffrey Sloshay, better known as Gedalya, the Folk-rock rabbi, is back again with another one of his infectious songs, but this time taking it back to his beginnings in New York in 1991. 

With his release, If I Were Superman, Gedalya shares a powerful message that resonates now as much as it did then, but with an impressive array of musicality that transcends the decades, the song has found a new life as challenges across the world bring people to look inward. 

"At the time I wrote, If I Were Superman, I was living in Queens, in a small apartment with my father and was determined to find a way to be a Rockstar, no matter what," Gedalya said. "It was the first effort toward achieving my goals, and so carries a special meaning for me, and I am proud to share it once again, all these years later, with the hope that others will find special meaning in it as well." 

A more low-key version of the song was released on Gedalya's collection of piano and vocal tracks, but with a fresh take, accompanied by powerful supporting vocals and a more produced sound, If I Were Superman brings that same powerful message to a new audience. 

"It’s about dreams,” Gedalya said. “My dreams, the listeners' dreams, our collective dreams, and how we all share the same deep feeling that if we had the chance, we can truly make a difference and create a better world.” 

“For thirty years, this song has been in my repertoire,” he said. “And now, with this latest version and release, a whole new generation can experience a message that will hopefully strengthen their own belief in themselves and help to unite us all.” 

More about Gedalya, including the latest recording of If I Were Superman, can be found at gedalyasings.com. 

He can also be found on social media, including FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Linkedin

a knock at the door/the promised land

A Knock at the Door/The Promised Land

Gedalya Folk Rock Rabbi

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This medley, A Knock at the Door and The Promised Land represents a transition in History from darkness to light, sickness to healing, pain to relief and exile to redemption. May the final redemption come soon in our days.

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Gedalya returns to roots with a mashup of two classic songs 

The Folk-Rock Rabbi takes listeners on a musical journey with the re-release of 'A Knock at the Door' and 'The Promised Land' 

(New York) As Gedalya, better known as the folk-rock rabbi, continues looking back at his long music journey, two early songs from the prolific artist's catalog have recently received a new look as the artist has worked to bring some of his earliest songs to a new generation. 

Gedalya has been sharing his music with audiences since the '90s, each sharing a part of Gedalya's life and experience, but few he said have been as personal as A Knock at the Door and The Promised Land, and now with this fresh take on the two classic songs, Gedalya can reflect on what those times and these songs mean, more than 20 years on. 

"Many of my songs reflect my emotional and spiritual journey in life and music," Gedalya said. "These two songs may have been written at different times, but in that regard, they hold a special connection to my heart and to lessons learned at those times." 

With A Knock at the Door, he recounts is a song about a Holocaust survivor that he first met while living in Miami Beach. 

"His name was Rabbi Grosz," Gedalya said. "He was a funny man with a kind heart and a warm welcome." 

Gedalya proudly accepted life lessons from Grosz, who spoke and wrote about his family's experience through the Holocaust. Those experiences can be seen as a direct link to Gedalya's music, especially A Knock at the Door. 

"We would travel together and visit school children, he would tell his stories of surviving the holocaust, and I would share this song," Gedalya said. "It was a beautiful and fulfilling experience, and I am proud to continue to share it with my audience." 

Dating to before A Knock at the Door, he wrote the second part of the recent mashup, The Promised Land, after experiencing concentration camp sites in Poland. 

"Before, I had been ashamed of my Jewish heritage," Gedalya said. "Following that experience, I found my way back to the faith and felt that spirit as I wrote the song." 

Ultimately, he hopes with the recent release of A Knock at the Door and The Promised Land, his fans, new and old, feel Gedalya's deep connection to his faith and can take meaning from it. 

More about Gedalya, including the latest recording of A Knock at the Door and The Promised Land, can be found at gedalyasings.com.  

He can also be found on social media, including FacebookTwitter and Instagram. 

 

 

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