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02-16-23 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #519 is an hour of improvised visionary acoustic music played by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, Native flute, 12- and 6-strong acoustic guitars and ukulele, Bob Sherwood on piano and tabla and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Recorded live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in early February of 2023, today’s show starts with Mariam leading the meditative raga “Let’s Unravel As We Serve Our Soul’s Deepest Longing And Light” on her chiming acoustic 12-string guitar  “Gonna Take My Time” begins as a conversations between Mariam’s Native flute and her inspired vocals, deployed over a backdrop of Native drum and tabla until Bob’s piano soars in in a series of evocative arpeggios and “Always Listen” is a sprawling, elegiac gospel folk song featuring more fine Native flute from Mariam over Bob’s circular, expanding piano figures.  Special guest vocalist Eve Cristoph joins us for the evocative minor folk of “Bring It Forth” and “Winter’s Glory” is a mesmerizing, trancelike blues piece driven by Mariam’s chiming ukulele over a rhythm section of pulsing Native drum and imaginative, energized piano.  Today’s show concludes with the mystical, understated “Calling In The Beauty”, a drifting, lushly repeating song that steadily grows in energy until it floats gently away on clouds of celestial piano.

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