11-01-18 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #328
The Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour is an hour of visionary acoustic improv and songs by Mariam Massaro and was taped live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in October 2018. Featuring the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, celtic harp, acoustic guitar, ukulele and percussion, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and native drums, today’s show also features special guest recording artist Bri Elizabeth bringing her powerful voice and blues-based music to the mix. We begin with the mystical, evocative “Fall Beauty” which features compelling piano from Bob and lush melodies and lyrics from Mariam. “Ama Tonaiyay” follows, a driving, rocking piece driven by Mariam’s baritone ukulele and Craig’s powerful conga work. Next up are two original numbers from Bri, the impassioned blues of “Bob Dylan Song” and the lush blues waltz of “Drinking The Wine” accompanied by the band. Bri’s powerful voice shines, as do her impassioned, imagery-soaked lyrics. “When You Touch Me” is a fine song from Mariam from her “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs” LP featuring fine backup work from Bri woven around Mariam’s beautiful lead vocal. “In The Land Of The Silver Lining” is a meditative, sparse, imaginative jazzy improv featuring compelling native flute and visionary lyrical improv from Mariam. “Twilight” and “Let’s All Sing Together” are gorgeous, understated ballad duets between Bob and Mariam that conclude today’s show in a meditative, peaceful, gently emotional space.