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02-24-22 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #480 is an hour of visionary acoustic improv music performed live by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, Native flute, acoustic guitar and ukulele, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Recorded at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts on Valentine’s Day 2022 and begins with he rollicking “Happy With You” a classic number from Mariam’s “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs” album.  “Going Far Away” is a skipping, upbeat and pleasantly blustery folk song with an unmistakable chord progression and “If We Believe” is a gorgeous, expansive ballad decorated with Mariam’s unmistakable Native flute.  We return to Mariam’s love song album for a run of Valentine songs, the rainy country R&B of “Waiting For You”, the gorgeous, tight “Burning Ember” and a fine, flowing take of the wonderful “I Was Wondering”.  “If You Believe” follows the classic Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour formula, starting with a pulsing, Native vibe featuring flute fanfares from Mariam and slides slowly through classical and gospel iterations.  “I’m Illuminated By The Glory” concludes today’s show with an expansive, harmonically wide-ranging tone poem featuring sophisticated progressions from Bob on piano and fine vocals and Native flute from Mariam.

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

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