Showing all posts by Kennedy Carr
Amae Love
Amae Love is an eclectic singer / songwriter with a sultry, soulful voice that embodies a modern approach to soul, blues, R&B and jazz. Similar to artists like Amy Winehouse & Adele, Amae takes the best of that classic vintage sound and combines it with soulful, bluesy melodies paired with positive & empowering lyrics. She likes to call this style “Singin’ the Purples” as in: a higher consciousness version of the blues. Amae is a… Read more
Marya Stark
In the space between art and persona there is magic. Artists who work their craft for decades may find it on occasion. Marya Stark lives there. Drawing from influences as diverse as Baroque classical, Broadway, pop and folk, Marya Stark crafts a sound that is wholly original. She creates the way she breathes; without choice or hesitation. The comparisons are many: Regina Spektor; Tori Amos; Kate Bush; Sarah Slean, Fiona Apple; but there is some… Read more
Maesyn & RA
Maesyn is a singer-songwriter / violinist / music producer. She has been classically trained on violin and piano since the age of 4, and also plays guitar and whistles dexterously. She weaves her passion for hip-hop beats with her classical background and love of Pop sensibilities. A poetry major in college, she began writing songs as a way to share her poems, thus she integrates spoken word raps with her passion for singing 3 part… Read more
Carmen Crow
Carmen Marie Gutierrez, also known as Carmen Crow, also known as MAMA CROW… she is truly a rare bird. A New York native and East Bay transplant, this self-taught guitarist and soulful songstress evokes listeners on a deep, soul level. Her sound is a mix of rhythmic, funky finger-picking and string-slapping, guttural blues belts, quick lyrical flow with insidious phrasing. This artist is not like anyone you have ever met. She has an authenticity and… Read more
Submerge into Full-Spectrum Medicine… Prrisma weaves all the colors of the rainbow into a deep and delicious sonic journey. Electronic beats and instrumental soundscapes are blended together with uplifting lyrics, wide ranging vocals, and poetry. Influences of multicultural medicine music, R&B soul flavors, and soaring etheric sound healing are fused together to create Sonic Shamanic Chronic. This journey will facilitate opening through movement in combination with the medicine of prayer, intention and sound… Leaving your… Read more
In the world of hip-hop, Kiyoshi is utterly unique: a versatile rapper, poet, and songwriter who explores the alternative direction of healthy, conscious living. His passion to deliver uplifting and entertaining messages and hope for humanity is evident throughout the deep layers of his Pacific Islander and African American heritage and musical roots he embraces like no one else has (or could). Trained by his music teacher father and seasoned through years of poetry slams,… Read more
SaraTone & The Earth Tribe Gospel
Sara Tone has been singing from her Heart for as long as she can remember.Coming up listen to the likes of Whitney Houston, Sara found strength and encouragement to share her voice in school choir, which led to vocal jazz and later led to the study of North Indian Raga. Guitar, Bass, Hand Percussion, Flutes & Ocarina all came along the way as well as many paths exploring varieties of rich cultural music from around… Read more
Zahira is a cultured, grounded artist who faces life with a positive outlook and a special energy that lights up each stage she performs on. Her talent ranges from singing/songwriting and music composition, to dance and spiritual healing. This combination of talent makes her unique and allows her to connect with many cultures and philosophies as she travels and performs around the world. Zahira was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. At a young age… Read more
Krista Richards
Krista Richards is a passionate singer/songwriter that empowers her songs and lyrics with an unmistakable and infectious zeal for not only the music she creates, but for the connection the music allows her with people everywhere. Her smooth, sexy voice, electrifying presence and amazing connection with her audience makes Krista one of the most passionate and evocative vocalists in the industry. She has performed in the electronic dance music scene since 1999 and has recently… Read more
Gina Rene
Gina’s music reaches a variety of audiences, which makes her a Universal artist. She has shared her talents in the mainstream where her wide appeal shines through co-writing and recording with her brothers, Gabriel and Chris Rene. Their endeavors include the 2012 hit song “Young Homie”, “MeanGurl” (from Paramount film’s 2004 “Meangirls” starring Lindsey Lohan), and “U Must Be” (co-written by Artstrong Clarion), which was featured in the 2006 film & soundtrack. More recently Gina… Read more
Outersect is Rob Rayle, a San Francisco Bay Area based composer and producer of genre-bending psychedelic electronic music that synergizes psychill, techno-bluegrass, and 70s progressive rock styles. Inspired by sights and sounds from around the world, Outersect fuses acoustic instruments and sounds with digital production to emerge with his own unique sonic experience. Outersect’s ‘one-man electronic jam band’ shows include live keyboard improvisation and sound loops to inspire ecstasy on the dance floor and auditory… Read more
Kirtaniyas “BassMantra”: Melodious electronic dance music and subsonic bass meets the call and response singing of 5000 year old Indian Sanskrit mantras, accompanied by live acoustic instruments creating a new sound that synthesizes electro, bass, world, and chant. This is where the boundaries between performers and audience become blurred, everybody is united in one voice, and everybody becomes the band. A melody starts, wistful and longing. It sweeps the crowd. The singer closes his eyes… Read more
Aire Redtree
Aire Redtree is a lyricist and a DJ that has been developing her own, unique style of “Fairy Whomp” over the past decade and has been performing in clubs, underground venues, and festivals since the late 90’s. She is also known as an activist and party promoter, and has produced countless events under her record label,, best known for her charity project BEATS FOR PEACE (founded in 2001). Her lyrics uplift people with their… Read more
Sol Rising
Sol Rising’s original soundscapes evoke feelings of bliss throughout an eclectic mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, reggae, and electronic dance beats. Born in Vancouver BC, Brandon began meditating at age four with a walking mantra technique. His mother took him to visit numerous spiritual teachers, who inspired him on the spiritual path he walks today. As a teenager, he became a hip hop fanatic. His rooted interest in hip hop led him to learning the… Read more
Formed in Venice Beach California, and immersed in one of the most culturally diverse communities in LA, arises the heart driven, and service orientated Hip Hop emissaries of peace, the Luminaries. From the underground parties in “Dogtown” to the biggest festival stages on the west coast, the Luminaries have now taken their message international and crowds everywhere sing along the anthem, “Peace Worldwide Starts From Inside!” The band sees themselves as more than just musicians,… Read more
Amritakripa creates enchanting a groove-infused kirtan with a unique blend of African, Turkish and swirling psychedelic elements. She has chanted with such pioneer artists as Bhagavandas, Krishna Das, Wah and David Stringer. ‘Moving prayer’ in the form of sacred dance and bhajan, Amritakripa brings an air of Tibetan chanting, East Indian music and tribal African rhythms to their sounds. They have been called the pioneers of Afro-acid rock, blending African dance rhythms with rock music.… Read more
The Dogon Lights
The Dogon Lights arose out of Hamsa Lila and puts together the best of the bay. Featuring a multiethnic mash of people and traditional and modern instruments. Vocals are in many different languages. The Dogon Lights brings together elements of world music, Hip Hop, Electronica, Cuban, African, Shamanic and Hendrix enspired guitar. The Dogon Lights create an undeniable, funky and energetic dance atmosphere that takes the listener straight to the stars. Their unique traditional skin… Read more
Ishka Lha
With her imagery, Ishka reveals a world of the eternal Beauty that is all things. A river of elementals, cosmic beings, and magical beasts swirl together in one great flood of light and shadow, emanating the shapes and colors illuminated within the Beloved’s kaleidoscope. With every turning of the wheel, an ever-changing cycle of Life appears. Dawn spills into the night sky, a blossom falls as a cherry grows; and the movement in our mind… Read more
Posted on July 31, 2014, 6:49 pm By
Categories: Art
Alyra Rose
Working magic in Mendocino County, Alyra is a rambunctious, soulful and lyrical center of the Voodoo Medicine Show – a high energy, psychedelic-gypsy-jam band. She also flies solo as prolific song writer & engaging entertainer in her own right. Her passionate songs are pure as her lyrics are born from desire to grow and cultivate the seeds of change in a world ready for revolution. Alyra is a naturally gifted guitarist, crafting and developing spontaneous,… Read more
Web of One
WEB of ONE is based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California where they are one of the freshest and most unique bands of the West Coast Devotional, Bhakti / Kirtan and Conscious music scene. Founders Eostar and Mathias come from different musical backgrounds! Mathias was co-founder of the Boulder, CO based psychedelic jam band “Double Dose” touring nationally between 1987-2005. Double Dose released 3 CDs: “Sense of Spirit”, “Live at the Idaho 2001… Read more
Singing Bear
The thing that sets Singing Bear apart from other musicians … his Lyrics. Like many he is beautiful with a great band and has a very captivating and magnetic stage presence and a wall dropping bitter sweet and powerful voice. But honestly, what makes it different is the words … the poetry. Truthful, real, written by him. His live performances are magic because he allows himself to go beyond his recordings. He freestyles new lyrics… Read more