02-28-19 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #343
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour was recorded at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts on a freezing February day and features songs by Mariam Massaro and dynamic acoustic improvisation by the Gaea Star Band with Mariam on vocals, native flute, ukulele and acoustic guitar, Craig Harris on congas and native drums and Bob Sherwood on piano. Today’s first piece is the plaintive “We Can All Come Home Now” which features expressive native flute from Mariam above a gently arpeggiated piano in minor. “In The Might Of The Night” bids a hopeful farewell to winter with a chiming ukulele part from Mariam over a rock-steady conga and piano groove. “The Treasures That Bring Us Light” is a native chant that slowly transforms into a ballad of generosity and common purpose with a powerful vocal from Mariam. “Are You Climbing The Mountain of Your Dreams?” is a stirring minor ballad with more fine ukulele work from Mariam and a hypnotic piano and “Let’s Be Bold” features silken acoustic guitar from Mariam and a steady, minimalist rhythm framework from Craig and Bob.