Artist Ram Dass– As a child, Ram Dass was surrounded by music of all forms. The Beatles were his nursemaid, Beethoven his schoolmaster, Simon and Garfunkel his neighbors. Melodies were his bed and harmonies his pillows.Ram Dass is a classically trained clarinetist. As a boy, he practiced his music for hours on end, skipped his more mundane academic classes, and through the guidance of his companions and elders his talents grew. He traveled with his music and performed at venues as grand as Carnegie Hall. Ram Dass toured with various artists including Snatam Kaur, Manish Vyas and Nirinjan Kaur before he finally felt he was ready to unleash his own creativity to create his debut album, The Alchemist’s Prayer in December of 2010.
CD The Alchemist`s Prayer- Ram Dass is accompanied by the skillful tablas of Manish Vyas and the soaring vocals of Nirinjan Kaur, “The Alchemist`s Prayer” is a glorious musical adventure!
Ram Dass` debut album is an incredible presentation of the sound that has blossomed from Ram Dass` intense passion for music and the creative spirit. With influences ranging from The Beatles to Nusrate Fateh Ali Khan, Ram Dass` music has an amazing range and depth that will pull you in from the first note. He journeys from soulful to playful, and the musicianship that accompanies each track is stellar. As a special project, Spirit Voyage ran a remix competition for Ram Dass` first track Namo Namo, and remixers from all over the world participated. The winner, Glenn Main, is from Norway and did a fantastic job with his remix. All proceeds from the sale of this track go to Yoga for Youth!!
Ram Dass Khalsa: Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Piano, Nylon Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Clarinet, Bass, Shaker, Keyboards, Harmonium, Hand Claps, Percussion Programming
Narayan Khalsa: Electric Guitar, Nylon Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Hand Claps, Outdoor Recording, Percussion Programming
Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa: Vocals
Manish Vyas: Tabla, Vocals
Sahib-Amar Khalsa: Viola, Hand Claps
Amar Khalsa: Alto Flute, Soprano Flute, Piano
Hans Christian: Cello