Steve Lieberman (born 1958) (also known as the Gangsta Rabbi) is a Jewish-American punk rock singer, musician, composer and producer residing in Freeport, New York. Considered an outsider musician, "walking the line between insanity and genious [sic]", partially attributed to his lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder, he has commercially released 22 CDs as well as 38 cassette albums in the underground. On all his releases, Lieberman sang and played all instruments himself. In addition to guitar, bass and beats, he added flutes, various brass instruments and a variety of exotics.He has shared the stage with Weezer, Andrew WK, Glassjaw, Ryan Dunn and the Misfits before retiring from performing in December 2011 to battle accelerated phase bone marrow cancer. In 2009, Lieberman signed a multi-album deal with Jewish indie label JDub Records, taking the place of Matisyahu on their artist roster. As of the spring of 2011, Lieberman, a town comptroller by trade, was "the world’s only orthodox Jewish heavy metal musician with a record deal", according to Newsday.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
ANY OPEN MIC THAT HASSN'T BANNED ME YET
Your musical influences
JETHRO TULL,THE CLASH(EARLY YEARS),SEX PISTOLS,SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK,THE LATE JOHN ENTWISTLE OF COURSE,THE KLEZMATICS AND BOP BOP BIGGER BAB-'EL/ANY GOOD PUNK,INTELLIGENT HARD ROCK,ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE CREATIVE ABOUT THEIR INSTRUMENTATION
What equipment do you use?
1973 FENDER PRECISION BASS AND 2001 ESSEX P-BASS POWERED BY DOD PUNKIFIER,GRUNGE PEDAL,BOSS HM-2,OLD ZOOM 506 BASS EFFECTS,DOD BASS OVERDRIVE, BUNDY AND WHITEHALL CONCERT FLUTES,HAPPY FLUTES,SOPRANO,ALTO,TENOR RECORDERS,BULGARIAN SHEPHERD FLUTES,YAMAHA DD6,DD-20 RX-8,KAWAI AND SYNSONICS DRUM MACHINES,2 BIG MEGAPHONES,DOD VOFX PROCESSORS AND THE KORG D-1600 BOARD