Yossi back to his Roots with daughter

THAT'S MY GIRL: Yossi Sassi is delighted with the sound his daughter Danielle has produced on the flute

ISRAELI rock star Yossi Sassi certainly believes in keeping things in the family.

While guitarist with Orphaned Land, his father David sang on the track Shir Hama'Alot, on which his uncle played the oud.

And his forthcoming solo album, Roots and Roads, features his 14-year-old daughter Danielle on flute on a number of tracks.

Danielle, who also plays guitar and violin, has been playing the flute for more than two years.

Roots and Roads is Yossi's third solo release - following Melting Clocks and Desert Butterflies, which featured former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.

His forthcoming album features Yossi playing the bouzoukitara - an instrument he invented, combining an electric guitar with a bouzouki.

Among the guest musicians on the CD, to be released on May 25, is former Guns 'N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, who also featured on Desert Butterflies.

First single, The Religion Of Music, features guest vocalist Zaher Zorgati, of Myrath.

Petach Tikva-raised Sassi - who left Orphaned Land in 2014 - has been recording the album in Jaffa.

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