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07-06-23 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #533 is an hour of visionary acoustic improv music played live by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, mandolin, ukulele, acoustic 6- and 12- string guitars, Celtic harp and Native flute, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Recorded at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in mid-June of 2023, today’s show begins with shimmering, underwater textures of “Alive In The Beauty”, an exploration of the sea depths built around Mariam’s caressing Celtic harp.  “If You Knew”, led by Mariam on mandolin, is a dancing gypsy ballad with beautiful piano figurations from Bob duetting with Mariam’s compelling vocal and “Oh May We Meet, Oh May We Greet”, another number featuring Mariam’s chiming mandolin, is a driving, compelling folk song with another fine vocal from Mariam.  “Pacha Mama”, a classic track from Mariam’s “Gaea Star Goddesses” album in dusted off today for an energized run through and “Thistle In The Wind” from the “For The Children” album is a bluesy jam with a fine conga track from Craig supporting Mariam’s whimsical ukulele.  We finish today’s show with the mysterious, evocative raga “Nurture Every Moment” an exploration of the Hindustani mode built on the rich, fiery drone of Mariam’s Martin 12-string acoustic tuned in DADGAD.

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