Fool’s Gold Rocked the House

December 8th, 2011 | Marc Weidenbaum | No Comments | Categories: Blog, Events, Tikva Records

  • Fool’s Gold rocked the house twice last night. The five-piece, LA-based, African-flavored, Hebrew-singing band packed tight into the rear of the main room at Tikva Records, and they ran through two sets of songs, drawn mostly from their recent album, Leave No Trace.

    They may have left no trace, but they didn’t leave empty-handed. Fool’s Gold lead guitarist Lewis Pesacov was smitten by a vinyl classic from the back catalog of “Jewish cowboy” Leo Fuchs, and the band’s lead singer and bassist, Luke Tops, welcomed the opportunity to use the recent Idelsohn/Tikva compilation album, Songs for the Jewish-American Jet Set: The Tikva Records Story 1950-1973, to explore his Jewish-music heritage.

    Above is a shot of the in-house craziness. Hope to see you at future Tikva shows this month.

    And read our interview with Fool’s Gold’s Luke Top: on making up his own name, on cross-cultural musical parallels, and on his teenage summers in Israel. And jelly donuts.

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