I just wanted to take a minute to write and say thank you. I've been listening to your music since I was a little boy, and at almost 34, I continue to listen to you. My grandfather introduced me to your music many years ago as a way to teach me about the culture of our people. Together we attended many concerts in New Jersey where I grew up.
Sadly, a couple of years ago he passed away. It was the first time I had lost someone that close to me. I wasn't sure what to do or how to go about my days. That's when I rediscovered your music.
Listening to the familiar sounds helped me remeber all the good times we spent together. Almost every long car ride was sure to have your voices filling the car. I remember being about 8 years old and not caring about having a high fever and chicken pox, I was going to see you perform because I wanted that time with my grandfather. Listening to your songs helped me through what could have been the hardest time I've had to deal with. Now when I listen, I watch my five year old son dance and my one year old daughter smile and more than ever I understand so many of your lyrics.
Thank you for being that familiar voice that keeps his presence near everyday. I won't forget where I came from because of it. Please never stop making the beautiful music that you make. Keep inspiring new generations to understand what being a Jew means. Thank you for helping remind me that even in the darkest of times there is always light. And although he might be gone from us physically, somehow, some way he is still here. Without your songs I'm not sure moving forward would have been made easier.
Thank you again,
--- Jason Lopez