09-09-21 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #458 is an hour of live visionary acoustic improv music recorded by the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, dulcimer, Native flute and ukulele, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums. Recorded at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in August 2021, today’s sultry hour begins with the mystical raga-like “In A Beautiful Way”, an evocative piece wishing peace for the world distinguished by Mariam’s soaring vocals, lyrical native flute and the steady drone of her dulcimer. A second movement follows, releasing the energy to make space for a hypnotizingly lovely vocal from Mariam. “My Divine Sojourn” is a pretty period piece, a bouncing ragtime song with a bluesy vocal from Mariam and “Pillars Of Light” is a whispering gospel ballad led by minimalist piano from Bob and Mariam’s chiming ukulele. Following a beautiful flute segment we ease into the gentle “I Am With All This Wonderful Serenity”, an expansive ballad held in place by a sedate, steady conga groove from Craig. We slowly slide into a second, again more laid back movement, “Twilight Transformation”, to showcase Mariam’s gorgeous melody before bringing today’s varied, rich show in for a landing with the dancing, shifting “To The Moon”.
Learn more about Mariam here: http://www.mariammassaro.com