A legend in his own right, the Gangsta Rabbi is a one man machine, playing flute, bass (backwards and upside down) and a myriad of percussion machines and pedals. By day, a town comptroller, by night– Steve Lieberman is the Gangsta Rabbi, a snarling, savage beast on stage and in his home-studio.
Recorded by JDub, the following videos are only the first two in a four-part documentary series meant to give fans an inside look into how the Gangsta Rabbi came to be, and how he has evolved both as a musician and a man living “against the grain.”
PART ONE: ORIGINS
The Gangsta Rabbi has opened for the madcap Andrew WK and Jackass’s Ryan Dunn– he’s even played flute onstage at Madison Square Garden with Weezer. We’ve seen him shine in front of a crowd of thousands, but we’ve never, ever, seen Jewish punk’s self-proclaimed “most original bassist” do this…
PART TWO: TWO FLUTES, ONE NOSE
Stick around for more badass finger stylings when part three hits next week! Check out more music on GangstaRabbi.com