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05-19-22 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #490

Singing Brook Studio in Worthington brings you another live studio recording of the Gaea Star Band performing visionary acoustic improvisational music with Mariam Massaro on vocals, Native flute, acoustic guitar, ukulele and shruti box, Bob Sherwood on piano and tablas and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Recorded in early May of 2022, Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #490 begins with the sweet, blossoming, meditative “Oh May The Waters Bless You”, a fundamental groove featuring fine Native flute fanfares and a beautiful vocal from Mariam.  “Let Your Life Sail Along” is a strangely mystical creation evocating mystery and wonder, bouncing on waves of ukulele, congas and imaginative, dancing piano.  “Sailing Through The Flowers” is a profound and deeply affecting raga with the drone provided by Mariam’s shruti box.  Craig and Bob create a mesmerizing framework of congas and tablas for Mariam’s gorgeous Eastern creation.  The band gradually evolves the theme into a series of alternately beautiful and psychedelic variations before shifting into the simple, sedate folk of “I Only Want To Serve In The Light”, a pretty, gospel-influenced air given shape with Mariam’s steady acoustic guitar chording.  “Tiny Slipper In The Sky” is a beautiful midnight moon song with fine vocal work from Mariam and “Open My Heart”, a classic gospel song from Mariam, concludes today’s show on a high note.

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

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