58 minutes | Nov 19th 2020

Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour with Mariam Massaro

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Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #419 was recorded live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, MA, in November of 2020 and is an hour of visionary improvisational music featuring the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, native flute, acoustic guitar and ukulele, Robin Rooney on djimbe and vocals, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and native drums.  Today’s first piece is the uplifting folk round “Feel The Goodness Rising” featuring a driving drum section from Craig and Robin and an inspiring lyric from Mariam.  Next up is the swirling, mystical “Come Let’s Fly Away”, an intoxicating, surreal tone poem with an imaginative lyric from Mariam and portentous piano from Bob.  “The River Soothes My Mind” is a lush ballad decorated with an unusual, compelling piano figure from Bob and gorgeous native flute fanfares from Mariam, and “In The Silence Of The Silvery Night” is a beautiful minor exploration that grows in intensity until it releases in a powerful native groove.  Mariam plugs in her dulcimer for the classic “All Life Unfolds”, here given a driving, powerful rendition with muscular percussion and quick, nimble piano.  “May We Embrace Every Moment” closes today’s show and is a bittersweet, ancient sounding dulcimer air decorated by Bob’s Bach quotations on the piano.

Learn more about Mariam here: http://www.mariammassaro.com

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