We made it home to find out that “How Saba Kept Singing” – the documentary about my grandfather’s story of survival and our return to Poland as a family – made the Top 20 Audience Award List at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival where it had its World Premiere. Out of more than […]
Our film is Here!The documentary about how my grandfather David Wisnia survived the Holocaust & our recent journey back to Poland as a family is here, making its world premiere at the Hot Docs International Festival! “How Saba Kept Singing” features music by my Saba and me, plus an original song I wrote for the […]
The last trip we took together was back to Auschwitz. Little did I know that the pandemic would hit just a few months later, and that I would lose my grandfather this past summer. What I did know was that this day would eventually come, a day commemorating the Holocaust – without my […]
The words behind the words and music of Catching Leaves.Some thoughts and stories Behind The Song for each track of the album.[with special edition palette artwork by Joseph McCarthy] 1. Catching Leaves On a bench in one of my favorite parks in South Philly is where I put this song together. I was sitting with […]
Coming this week! I’m getting my songwriter friends back on stage for a rousing show of story & song, hosted by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. I hope to see you there!THURSDAY, APRIL 7 at 7pm Get tickets to reserve your seat HERE. About the show: Come experience a unique night of incredible songs, storytelling and collaboration in […]
I’m so excited to announce that I’m performing this Sunday for the opening weekend of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC! An absolutely FREE event and a beautiful weekend to be outside.Come join me on the First Day of Spring – Sunday March 20, 2022 at 2pm.Family-friendly, Covid-friendly, Wallet-friendlyMore info HERE.
Thanks to the fantastic folk duo Rusty and Jan for having me on as the first guest for their new radio show featuring Philadelphia music. Catch the interview with some of my featured songs from the new album Catching Leaves, now on YouTube:
Huge thanks to all of the radio stations that played music from my new album ‘Catching Leaves’ these past few months, and most importantly, thanks to everyone who tuned in to listen! Show some love to your local radio stations (and let them know how much you’re enjoying the music!)
We first spoke 10 years ago when my debut album came out. I recently reunited with Patricia Trutescu of Music Historian to discuss my newest album Catching Leaves and what’s changed since our last interview (…a lot!)You’re invited to sit in on our chat:”Welcoming Avi back to Music Historian to talk about his journey in […]
An anthem for the New Year: any day can be the start of a new beginning. Click below to watch a solo performance of my song (the song New Year appears on the album “Something New”) Looking forward to 2022, because I know I’m going to see you in it.