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Passenger Plays Impromptu Jam Session on the Streets of Tel Aviv

June 11, 2014 By:
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Passenger tears through a few of his famous songs along the streets of Tel Aviv during an impromptu jam session. Photo by Sarah Lovin and Nimrod Pila.

An English folk-rock singer-songwriter, who goes by the stage moniker Passenger and has garnered widespread fame thanks to his hit song, “Let Her Go,” played an impromptu street concert in Tel Aviv on June 11.

Michael Rosenberg, a 30-year-old music star from East Sussex, England, is the son of a Jewish father who originally hails from Vineland, N.J.

The jam session came a day after a June 10 concert at Tel Aviv’s famous Barbi concert hall.

“Tel Aviv — last night was epic,” Rosenberg wrote on his Facebook wall following the concert. “Thank you so much for being so passionate and welcoming, it blew my mind!”

He then posted another message saying: “I am hoping to busk at 7 p.m. at the crossroads of Rambam St. and Nachalat Benjamin St. (hope that makes sense), see you soon.”

Rosenberg also apologized via Facebook to several fans who begged him to play a show in Jerusalem.

But fans shouldn’t worry, according to Rosenberg, because he plans to perform in the nation’s capital “next trip for sure!”

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