Over the years it seems that this is the project that Freilich is most closely associated with. Not surprising as it has traveled the most, (U.S. and international) had a record deal with pretty good distribution (Shanachie records), and many awards. In addition to this the band came up with an original approach to the genre that came about organically from the combined interaction of the volatile band personalities and New orleans audiences and night life. The klezmers are now 5 records deep and have a sixth that is a collaboration with poet, Andrei Codrescu. 2011 marks their 20th year together.