58 minutes | Apr 30th 2021

309. “Ride On” with Circle of Sanity’s Vocals and Lead Guitarist Josh Sapna

We’re going to the great state of Pennsylvania today! We’re going to visit a band called Circle of Sanity. They have a combined array of styles. They were brought together by faith friends and a little luck. Ever since then, they've been writing new material, performing songs, and all written by individual members before they got together. Now, they've got this great gig and they're playing shows locally and regionally – they've done everything from 50 seats to a thousand seats. Leaving with an overwhelmingly positive response from the audience. Today, we’re going to chat with Josh Sapna, the band’s guitarist and vocalist. Let’s get to know him more, what he enjoys aside from music, his approach to songwriting, and of course listen to some of their great music from the EP: Celestial Mechanics. Listen to Break the Silence, Mortal Coil, and Ride on. Don’t forget to check on other music that they have as well on your favorite platform. We’ve got some pretty heavy music coming up with Circle of Sanity! More about Josh Sapna Circle of Sanity: Josh Sapna – guitars and vocals; Carson Slovak – bass Grant McFarland – drums. Make sure to check out and support Josh Sapna and his band, Circle of Sanity. All the band’s social media links are provided below. Quotes: 03:40 We always thought we got together to jam that was where we got our sanity back and escaped from everything, and that became our circle. There you have it. It was born “the circle of sanity.” 11:48 Books left open to interpretation, which I do on purpose. Yeah, so my songs, I don't want to be too definite in the meanings, because I want more people to be able to apply their own life and experience to it. 51:36 The number one thing and I have always said is this. Never. There's never been a time that I sat down to write a song and said, Will other people like this? Not once. The only question in my mind is at the end of it? Do I like it? when I buy this would I be impressed with it? and I don't know if that sounds selfish. But that's really the only way you can stay true to yourself is to not worry at all about what anyone else is going to think of it. Timestamps:  02:05     Introducing Circle of Sanity’s Josh Sapna. 03:16     How did Josh and his bandmates came up with their band name. 04:40     What is Josh busy with aside from music? 06:06     Listen to “Break the Silence” by Circle of Sanity 11:15     What’s the metaphor behind “Break the Silence”. 13:46     Josh’s approach to songwriting. 16:01     Listen to “Mortal Coil” by Circle of Sanity 23:20     Josh tells us more about “Mortal Coil”. 28:52     What is Josh’s plan after the pandemic? 32:51     What is chill stuff for Josh Sapna? 35:46     Josh gives us a little peek into the studio when recording. 39:04     Listen to “Ride On” by Circle of Sanity. 43:56     Did Josh had COVID? 45:00     Josh Sapna on Spotify. 49:44     Is there any thoughts or schedule on releasing a new album? 51:11     Some words of wisdom from Josh to the future artists. 53:48     Listen to “State of Grace” by James Kevin O’Connor   Spotify Playlist:  You can listen and support the dHarmic evolution alumni artists here on our Spotify Playlist. You can also share this with your family and friends and let them know of these amazing and talented artists. dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4?si=L20-loGXR9i6IW0Z_GjEnA dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx?si=ecg7eEbLQcSu1dRBDCGALg  dHarmic Evolution links:  Sign up on your favorite platform on dharmicevolution.com to have the show come to you every Friday morning at 4:44 AM EST. Please visit our Facebook Page and see who is the latest featured artist of the week right here! https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/995607857167395 is our dHarmic evolution Facebook Community page where you can post your content if you are a singer/songwriter, or Author, Speaker, or Thought Leader, let the entire world community of creative supporters help your career! Special links and Mentions:  Star Wars Chad Taylor Metallica Bob Rock David Gilmour Jimmy Page Les Paul Rush Geddy Lee Neal Schon John Bonham Donald Trump Bad Wolves Blacktop Mojo The Doors Steve Miller   Connect with Josh Sapna and Circle of Sanity: Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/josh.sapna https://www.facebook.com/Circle-Of-Sanity-161532000550516 Twitter:                https://twitter.com/circleofsanity YouTube:            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmtpWMmUepAq9_6gCYZ0YwQ Spotify:               https://open.spotify.com/artist/0k4GvaTi8aD5NgiV0QXddY ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/circleofsanity?fbclid=IwAR3Eb2EEaqG9zZkxVRiCIu_QS5NSiFkSH1si5w3TlfaNlUrYeU-0bPnQA_E      
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