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05-12-22 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #489 is an hour of visionary acoustic improvisational music recorded live by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, ukulele and Native flute, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Tracked on May 2, 2022 at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts, today’s show begins with the lovely, sedate “In The Glory Of The May”, a travelogue of early spring from Mariam with chiming acoustic guitar.  “Follow Your Bliss” is a slinky jazz blues workout featuring wailing harmonica from Mariam and rolling barrelhouse piano from Bob and “The Planets Are Aligning” is a driving minor key folk song carried along by Craig’s steady congas and Mariam’s fiery ukulele.  “Like A Fountain Of Light” is a Native raga featuring flute fanfares from Mariam that gathers into a beautiful, stately ballad with gospel piano from Bob beneath Mariam’s powerful vocal.  “There’s Always Time” is a powerful, mid-tempo song that begins in a very Eastern mode before rolling Westward and “Just Around The Bend” closes today’s show with orchestral flourishes as Mariam strums her 8-string ukulele for this powerful, elemental epic.

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

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