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09-05-19 Gaea Star Crystal #364 was recorded at Singing Brook Studios in Worthington Mass in August 2019

Gaea Star Crystal features songs and imaginative improvisations from the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, acoustic guitar, baritone ukulele and dulcimer, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and balaphone.  Today’s first piece is the swirling, mystical “What A Way To Start The Day”, replete with Craig’s tribal balaphone and visionary vocals from Mariam.  “Deep Inside Where Only I Reside” mines a rich Arabic tonality as Mariam tells a compelling tale of the animals of the jungle.  “How Can We Make Less Of A Ripple?” is a prayer set to a gorgeous psychedelic rhythm and “Embracing” is a pretty waltz by Mariam featuring her folky vocals and acoustic guitar.  We return to a minor, trance-like vibe with “Grateful For The Days Gone By”, a bluesy diatribe against corporate exploitation with some driving piano work from Bob.  “Wings Of Love” drifts on a cloud of acoustic guitar from Mariam and warm, damp summer scales from Bob.  We finish with three Mariam classics, the sprightly “Children Of The Stars”, the lush and contemplative “Rainbows” and the mystical “Twin Flame”.

Learn more about Mariam here: http://www.mariammassaro.com

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