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02-03-22 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #478 is an hour of visionary acoustic improv music recorded live in January 2022 by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars, Native flute, 8-string ukulele 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 show begins with the drifting, hypnotic “Yay For This Brand-New Day”, a gorgeous ballad with a fine vocal from Mariam.  “Spiral Rock Formation” is a Native groove that begins with plaintive flute fanfares from Mariam and settles into a hypnotic tone poem built around an aching circular piano figure from Bob and “This Is The Moment” is a mystical raga built around Mariam’s open-tuned acoustic 12-string Martin guitar.  “Gather In Love” is a lilting, beautiful air built on a steady rhythm meditation from Craig and Bob as Mariam paints vibrant word images through speech and song.  “I Want To Let It All Go” shifts into a driving, open folk groove as Mariam picks up her 8-string uke and we finish today’s show with two of Mariam’s classics, the driving Hawaiian number “Pele” and the mysterious, gorgeous, cosmic love ballad “Twin Flame”.

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

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