Country in the Country 20150719


It's a summer heatwave, and along with the oppressive heat, we have an equally oppressive visit from Country in the Country!

As we're in The Nine Days, we shared two pieces of a capella music from Ari Goldwag:
Then came the shailes from Country Yossi, and the answers to the latest news from Israel with Dov Shurin.

Then more shailes and more a capella music from Ari Goldwag:
And two from Eli Gerstner & The Chevra:
Then came some gevaldigeh Divrei Torah from Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss.
A last minute Grand Prize attempt, and then we were off for Tisha B'Av! Have an easy fast, and we'll see you in two weeks!

Country in the Country 20150712


Aaaaaand we're back. Country Yossi has finally returned to The Country. Just like the swallows returning to Capistrano. Or the return of your annual summer heat rash.

Since it's the Three Weeks, real music can't return until after Tisha B'Av, so we kicked things off with a little a capella action from Lev Tahor and a Country Yossi classic:

Then came the straining stirs stirring strains of County Yossi himself and "These I Remember..."

Up next , Country dusted off the shailes, so please excuse a little hustn. Then a little more a capella music from Lev Tahor:
Followed by a little a capella news from Israel with Dov Shurin.
And then some more of your calls, and a little more a capella music from Lev Tahor:
Another call, another a capella song...
Finally some reminiscences and Daf Yomi wisdom from Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss.
And that was that! We'll see you next week. Remember, if you missed any information about Country Yossi's Gevaldigeh Sponsors, you should be able to find them in this handy interactive map.

Country in the Country 20140727


After a brief table of contents, we kicked things off with some Three-Weeks-friendly music: "Mimkomcha"  from the album Eli Gerstner & the Chevra: Sing Acappella

Then a little more a capella music while Country got the bugs out of the phone lines. (Is there a mashgiach in the house?) Another one from The Chevra: "V'hayu Limsheesa"
Next we heard from Dov Shurin with the latest news out of Israel. You can find his latest writings in The Jewish Press.

Then in our second hour, a return visit from R' Yoel Brill, and Ronny Biderman from A Hope to Heal.

If you forgot what you learned last week, here's a reminder about what they do from their website:

Our primary mission is to alleviate the short-term financial burden for adults and children stricken with acute serious illness by subsidizing their health insurance premiums. Other services include Health Care Advocacy, Medical Advocate Services, Support Programs, Health Awareness and Education.

Once again, please visit to learn more and find out how you can help. We were also joined by Rabbi Shais Taub, the keynote speaker at AHTH's inaugural ladies luncheon

A few calls (including a long distance one!) before a little more a capella music: "Am Echad" by Ari Goldwag from the Album A Cappella Soul 2:
And still more a capella from who else but AKA Pella and "Etz Chaim"
And that slammed the lid on things for today! What will happen on next week's show? You'll have to tune in and find out!

Country in the Country 20130707


Take a break from your hot summer with the King of Cool, Country Yossi and this week's episode of Country in the Country!

We began with a little a capella music, befitting The Three Weeks: Country Yossi's very own "Deaf Man in the Shteeble," as covered by Lev Tahor!
And "Hentelach" from A.K.A. Pella:

And even "Da'agah Minayin" from Lev Tahor:
Dov Shurin checked in with the latest news out of Israel.

Yossi reminded us about the Country Vues Summer Concert Series and The Tisha B'Av Event.

Then a little more a capella music: "Moves Like Nili Milli" from A.K.A. Pella:

And just a hint of "Shomer Yisroel" from Lev Tahor:

Joining us again this summer, Rabbi Chaim Prussman with the Beth Shifra Report, and a learned discussion from Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss.

And with that, we called it a show. What would you call it? Wait, don't answer that. See you next week!

Country in the Country 20130630


Just when you thought you were having a relaxing summer, Country Yossi invades The Catskills with another season of Country in the Country!

Since we're in The Three Weeks, we kicked things off with some a capella music: "Gam Ki Eilech" from The Chevra's Chevra Acapella CD.

Then Dov Shurin checked in with the latest news from Israel.

Next, the flood of information continued as Country was joined by New York City Council Candidates David Storobin and Joseph Hayon to hear about their campaign platforms.

One more bit of a capella music followed from Chevra Acapella: "Mimkomcha."

And Country was giving out Grand Prizes like they were going out of style.

It's almost enough to make you want to tune in again next week, so we'll see you then!

Country in the Country 20120722

Tonight's show is rated NC-16  -- no children under 16 are permitted to call. So bring 15 of your friends.

It's The Nine Days, so your phone calls are front and center on tonight's show with no qualifying questions.

We began with some Country Yossi cover music: Lev Tahor's a capella recording of  "Deaf Man In The Shteeble."

Rabbi Chaim Prussman phoned in with the Beth Shifra report in the first hour, then Dov Shurin had his moment to shine with the latest news from Israel in the second hour, not once but twice!

Also in the second hour, Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss graced us with his in-studio presence to tell us all about Siyum HaShas 2012. Will we see you there?

Remember, no show next week because it's Tish'a B'Av, so have an easy fast, and we''ll see you in a fortnight -- or in two weeks, if you're not a British aristocrat.

Country in the Country 20120715

Warning: Tonight's show is suitable for adults only -- as opposed to all the other shows which are barely suitable for anyone!

We began tonight's show with A.K.A. Pella's "Greatest Medley Ever."

 Then it was an onslaught of shailes interrupted only briefly for a little more a capella music: Lev Tahor's "The Ninth Man."

Suddenly, in walked the pattern-breaker, in the form of Dov Shurin, with the latest news from Israel.

Then again with the shailes. And again with the a capella music. A.K.A. Pella's "Yuffing Else Matters."
More shailes, more a capella music: "In A'Vinkele" by Lev Tahor (feat. Rivie Schwebel).
Then a bissel more shailes, and that about wrapped it up. Join us again next week, because we seem to be coming apart!

The Country Yossi Show 20100420


The Country Yossi Show for Tuesday, April 20, 2010.

Featuring special guest CD Eichler of Jewish a capella group A.K.A. Pella, and another in-studio visit from Dov Shurin.