05-05-22 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #488 Part Two is an hour of visionary acoustic improvisational music recorded by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, Native flute, dulcimer, ukulele, acoustic guitar and shruti box, Bob Sherwood on piano and tabla and Craig Harris on Native drums and congas. Recorded live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts and mixed at Dragonfly in Cummington, Massachusetts in late April of 2022, today’s show begins with the Earth Day raga “I Hear The River”, a sparse, percussion-rich piece featuring flute fanfares and dulcimer from Mariam. Mariam strums her baritone ukulele and delivers a fine and evocative vocal on “The Avenue Of Radiance” above a fine rhythm section of piano and congas from Bob and Craig and “We Are Free When We Open Our Eyes” is a lovely, open, naïve piece featuring Mariam’s chiming 8-string ukulele and a sweet, mesmerizing piano figure from Bob. Mariam provides the drone for “I Remain At Peace” on her shruti box for this Eastern-influenced piece that evolves into a bluesy mantra with heartbeat Native drum from Craig. “Are You My Angel?” is a folk blues number driven along by Mariam’s acoustic guitar and a rolling bass line from Bob, and Mariam’s “Spirit Of The Forest”, an engaging, open and driving song from the “Vision Quest” CD closes today’s show with a fine, relaxed groove and a fine vocal from Mariam.
Learn more about Mariam here: http://www.mariammassaro.com