Thursday & Friday
11am & 11pmET
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour with Mariam Massaro
On the Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour, singer/songwriter Mariam Massaro and composer/producer Robert Sherwood collaborate with Craig Harris and special guests to produce a unique live musical experience where pure inspiration is interwoven with dynamic and unusually sensitive musical expression. The show features completely original songs created in the moment from Mariam’s inspirations, often from dreams and feelings based on current life experiences here and throughout the world as well as from the beauty of nature, blended with intergalactic channelings from her Twin Flame lover Ashento. Starting in January 2012 The Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour has attracted over 75,000 listeners from all corners of the globe. As The Gaea Star Band enters their fourth year they’re excited with the release of their latest album “Who We Are” on Applehead/Sony Films and Records. “Who We Are” is a unique collection of tracks pulled from the last couple of years of shows that reflect an upbeat, original spirit with a global medicine rock flavor.
Broadcasts Weekly Thursday & Friday 11am & 11pmET
Mariam’s Theme This Week
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #356 is an hour of visionary acoustic improv music recorded by The Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, ukuelele, acoustic guitar and dulcimer, Craig Harris on congas and native drums and Bob Sherwood on piano. Recorded on a lush June afternoon at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts, today’s show begins with the dreamy, sedate “Thank You For The Joy”, a drifting, lovely thing led by Mariam’s pretty stream-of-consciousness lyric and languid vocal. “Carry On” follows with a native flute fanfare from Mariam and evolves into a hushed, meditative piece and “Happy Times” is a summer celebration led by Mariam’s chiming ukulele draped on a bluesy piano bassline from Bob. Mariam continues strumming her ukulele for “Come Into My Heart”, a simple folk song that quickly evolves in a lovely, minimalist prayer with entrance of Bob’s beautiful piano motif and Craig’s round, steady congas. Mariam picks up her dulcimer for the next two pieces, the gorgeous, detailed “Blessed By Our Life” and the ragaesque “Treasures To Behold”. We finish today with a spirited reading of Mariam’s classic “I Was Wondering” from the 2012 CD “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs”.
Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #355 was taped at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts and features songs by Mariam Massaro and improvisations from the Gaea Star Band with Mariam on vocals, native flute, sitar, acoustic guitar and ukelele, Craig Harris on congas and balaphone, Bob Sherwood on piano. We begin today with the swinging blues folk of “Celebrate Summertime” a celebration of winters’ end, light hearted and jazzy and featuring unbridled blues eighty-eights from Bob. “Nothing Matters Except Living In Peace” expresses gratitude for nature with a gorgeous progressive rock groove and an impassioned vocal from Mariam. Sheets of electronically treated piano usher in the hypnotic “May We All Burst Forth”, a minimalist, sensual piece with poetry from Mariam in praise of creative solitude with a funky rhythm section of acoustic guitar, congas and piano. A climactic chorus section yields to the second movement “Keep On Coming Home”, a lush series of classical passages decorated with native flute, thumb piano and vocals from Mariam. Beautiful, busy and ornate, the gorgeous “Sweet Dancing Of Life” is the soundtrack for a series of dreams from Mariam.The final movement “The New Day Dawning” is impassioned and filled with a beautiful pathos, grooving gently to Craig’s congas and Mariam’s kalimba until it vanishes in a quick series of strange, disquieting piano figures. Mariam sits at her sitar for “Drifty Kind Of Day” and Bob plays the 12-string acoustic. A hip, raga-rock opening section gradually falls away to a hypnotic prayer on “I’m Going Back Around” with lush, visionary vocals from Mariam. We close with Mariam’s beautiful lullabye “Night Is Near”.
BIO: Mariam Massaro is a dynamic visionary singer/songwriter and ceremonial medicine healer, who passionately expresses messages of love and inspiration, through her unique evocative, rock style music and flamboyant theatrical performances. Her powerful songs encourage humanity to nurture Mother Earth (Gaea Star), to be happy and to discover your own power and radiant light within. Mariam channels spiritual messages and songs from her twin flame, Ashento, an ascended master and is currently co-writing The Teachings of Ashento with him. The following is a message from Ashento. “As a messenger of spirit, be the hands, the voice, the touch, the example of love to shine, to reflect the deep abiding love that flows eternally from one’s spirit into life, to heal and spread love even more. To enlarge the capacity for revealing love at all times is to walk the path of the peaceful messenger.” She wrote and is currently filming the Gaea Star Crystal screenplay with Ashento’s celestial guidance. Her first CD, released in 2009, “Gaea Star Crystal -Awakening The Tribes Of Light ” is a uplifting collection of songs for the movie soundtrack. Her second CD, “Gaea Star Goddesses”, recorded in her own studio, was released on 11/11/11. It is a beautiful celebration of the Divine Feminine with her original songs about the magnificent Goddesses of Gaea Star that have touched her life in all her worldly travels. Mariam has spent the last year creating and directing the colorful, live musical Gaea Star Goddess show that brings these songs to life while evoking the beauty and wisdom of the Goddess.
She is the lead vocalist and bandleader of the GaeaStar Goddess band. She invites audiences of all ages, male or female, to embody their own God or Goddess within by dressing up and participating in the songs. Her radiant elaborate crowns and flamboyant creative costumes add the sparkle of expressive expanding consciousness, sensuality and artistic beauty. Mariam released her third CD, “Smooth Sailin’ Love Songs” in October, including songs co-created with Ashento, Dameron Midgett, and Robert Sherwood. She plays many different instruments and sings all her own harmonies. The music is an upbeat, intense weaving of rock, tribal rhythms and inspirations from nature. Mariam also co-hosts a weekly live radio show with her original music with Robert Sherwood and Dameron Midgett, using a diverse selection of instruments including harp, tamboura, piano, guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer and the sounds of nature from her own back yard. The show is ”The Gaea Star Crystal Hour” on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network, a syndicated Internet Radio Station.
Mariam Massaro is a visionary creatress and owner of WiseWays Herbals, an internationally distributed company of natural products for well-being made at Singing Brook Farms in Worthington, MA. She founded the Singing Bridge Performing Arts Lodge in Cummington where art and music is created in a fabulous river front sting. Years into her career as an organic herbal farmer, Mariam started The Sacred Earth Medicine Healing Center using Native American tradition ceremonies with native healers from the North and South Americas. Her studies in native traditions have led Mariam around the world and down new paths of creative and healing musical expression. As her passion for singing grew, she developed a unique style of music weaving ancient tribal chanting with a contemporary sound.