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06-17-21 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #446 is an hour of improvised visionary acoustic music played by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, ukulele, Native flute and shruti box, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Recorded at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts, today’s episode begins with the sprightly, upbeat “If You Believe So”, an uplifting folk songs driven by Mariam’s chiming ukulele.  “Oh The River Is Calling” is a compelling psychedelic groove with an Indian flavor and “What A Way” is a bluesy song driven by a steady piano figure and driving congas from Craig.  “Every Time” is a sweet, Beatlesque ballad with a gorgeous vocal and lyrical Native flute from Mariam, a rich song with several directions and permutations.  “Ryalia” is a mystical folk song from Mariam’s “Release” album, here given a powerful, tight rendition.  Also from the “Release album”, “Distant Star” is presented with a sparse, gorgeous steady groove underpinned by Mariam’s steady ukulele.  “This Is The Way” blooms from the ending tendrils of “Distant Star” and “Beyond The Realm” is a gorgeous, sprawling raga epic built around the drone of Mariam’s shruti box and featuring a beautiful melody from Mariam.

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

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