Photos by G.
Matisyahu, the Hasidic Jewish reggae musician, rounded up some of his friends and former bandmates and formed the super group Cloud Runner. They performed their second ever show on January 27, 2011 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Though they claimed they were just “messing around,” the band was so tight, you’d think they’ve been around for years! Aside from techno, country and classical, pretty much every style of music was heard on the stage. The band played free-form jams that were like mini-rock operas and it was amazing! Matisyahu sang, rapped, beatboxed and sang reggae during the course of the over 2 hour show.
It is unclear if Cloud Runner will be playing more shows or if it was just a bunch of friends (and extremely talented musicians) just having fun for a few nights. However, if more shows are announced, I definitely recommend you see Cloud Runner!
See the setlist after the jump.