Stepping out

Singer Maya Menachem wistfully admits that she’ll ‘never be Dylan or [Leonard] Cohen or Joni Mitchell’, but she believes in perseverance and is now boldly striking out on her own

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June 20, 2013 13:20
MAYA MENACHEM

MAYA MENACHEM521. (photo credit: Courtesy: Yanai Menachem)

 
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Maya Johanna Menachem may not have been around when the folk revival movement was in full swing back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but she has sure grabbed the spirit with both hands, and all of her silky vocal chords.

The 28-year-old Menachem has become something of a regular on the Anglo music scene in recent years. She has performed several times at the Jacob’s Ladder Festival – winter and spring editions alike – and usually sings in tandem with the veteran folkie guitarist- harmonica player and Jacob’s Ladder perennial, Shay Tochner.

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