s a founding member of the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics, and of the rock bands Shockabilly and Bongwater. He is currently recording and touring with Michael Winograd’s Honorable Mentshn. In the early '80s, he also performed with Ned Rothenberg, John Zorn, and Tom Cora. Other collaborations include composing for choreographer Karen Heifetz, and performing with Kapelye, Giora Feidman, David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness, Shekhina Big Band, The Chadbournes and When People Were Shorter And Lived Near The Water.
Licht has been a painter/plasterer since the 1970s, which has allowed him to raise a family and while continuing to be a drummer!,
Licht's drumming is singular and expressive.
…accordion/piano/keys, melodica, voice,
received a classical piano education majoring in performance at Brooklyn College's School of Music. He has been an integral part of the New York City Hasidic music scene for over 37 years including having accompanied most of the well-known Chassidic singers at weddings and in concert.
Psachya has performed with acts as diverse as Avrohom Fried, Eitan Katz, the Diaspora Yeshiva Band, Yehuda Green, and Soulfarm.
He has performed a wide variety of styles--bluegrass, klezmer, Chasidic, pop, marching band, and musical theater (including duties as a musical director) in a wide variety of settings--wedding halls, hotels, vineyards, stadiums, mansions, and tiki bars, senior residences, and hospitals--in 24 states, and in Canada, Panama, Venezuela, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Israel. He’s also played more than two thousand weddings!
Psachya has appeared on recordings with Soulfarm, Yaakov Shwekey, the Kleztraphobix,. His solo credits include three albums: "Shattered Glass,” (2012), “Relax,” (25 Jewish solo piano selections, 2022) and “Relax Israeli: Instrumental Piano” (2022).
has taught at Yiddish New York, KlezKamp, the New England Conservatory of Music’s Summer Klezmer Institute and the Conference of Judaism in Rural New England. She produced and played on di bostoner klezmer’s CD, nakhes fun klezmer and has played with klezmer & Jewish music luminaries, including David and Psachya! ) She has reviewed Yiddish music in English and Yiddish.