The Wailing Wall is New York-based multi-instrumentalist, Jesse Rifkin.
The Wailing Wall's first record, Hospital Blossoms, released free on the JDub Records website, was downloaded well over 15,000 times by new fans all around the world. That project landed Jesse live spots on MTVU, WNYC Soundcheck, WFMU and Fearless Music TV.
Now, Jesse's new record, The Low Hanging Fruit, is a mirror of his own struggle with a much beloved and alien world. Still hungry and skeptical after 11 years of Orthodox day school education, and questioning his belief in a benevolent higher power, Jesse turned to the strains of Sufi Qawwali music, Hindu Kirtan chanting, Renaissance and Baroque church music. Looking back, perhaps this wasn't a turn so much as a return.