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10-19-23 Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #547 is an hour of improvised, visionary acoustic music featuring The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, Native flute, Celtic harp, acoustic guitar, 4- and 8-string ukulele and mandolin, Bob Sherwood on piano and bass guitar and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums.  Today’s show begins with the dramatic, autumnal “Seasons Come and Seasons Go”, an evocative piece featuring an inspired vocal and native flute conversation from Mariam.  “The Melody Of Life” is a pretty, sparse, uplifting piece set to Craig’s crisp, tight congas and electronically treated piano from Bob. Mariam’s light, dancing vocal lifts the piece as it leans further into the realms of modal raga.  “Bluejays Calling” is a deep, driving song enhanced with overdubs from the band; harmonica and vocals from Mariam, bass guitar from Bob and congas from Craig, creating a tight, punchy bottom-heavy mix.  “When You Touch Me” is a gorgeous love song from the “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs” album as is “Waiting For You” which is completely reimagined as a minor 50’s flavored ballad that burns slowly into an intense, fiery climax.  “Goddess, Goddess” is another complete reboot of one of Mariam’s finer songs, equally languid and patiently, potently sensual.  “The Merkabus Song” is styled as a classic hippie song about a music-powered spaceship and today’s show concludes with “Listen To The Elders”, a story-song that floats in on waves of Celtic harp and fundamental Native drum.

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