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  • In this special episode of Creative Awakening Now, I am focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the musical/artistic community, how people can help, and also what kind of light might be shining through the darkness.

    We all know how difficult this time is and how much people are suffering, but my goal is to provide some inspiration for those who are listening. We are all in this thing together!

    Support Lucas Wolf: Venmo @Lucas-Wolf-Music

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    Venmo: David-Matters-1

    Lucas Wolf is a South Dakota born, Arizona raised singer songwriter currently touring the western region of the United States. He has supported bands such as Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Leftover Salmon, Lion Vibes, Gipsy Moon, Mountain Standard Time and more. He writes heartfelt, thoughtful lyrics and his songs are delivered with passion and sincerity each and every time. Once upon a time he lived as a wandering, hitch-hiking busker playing his music from town to town, never knowing where he would end up next. As time went on, life on a never-ending road lost its allure and he decided to stay put a while and pour himself fully into his music. He is currently working on his second full length record out of Boulder Colorado.

    https://lucaswolfmusic.com/

  • In this special episode of Creative Awakening Now, I am focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the musical/artistic community, how people can help, and also what kind of light might be shining through the darkness.

    We all know how difficult this time is and how much people are suffering, but my goal is to provide some inspiration for those who are listening. We are all in this thing together!

    Support The Moon and You:
    Venmo is @melissa-hyman, Cash App is $themoonandyou, PayPal is themoonandyoumusic@gmail.com

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    Venmo: David-Matters-1

    At its core, The Moon and You is a charismatic husband-and-wife team. Melissa Hyman plays cello, Ryan Furstenberg plays guitar and banjo, and both sing in “voices that sound like they were made for one another” (Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah). But whatever you might assume based on their gorgeous vocal blend and heartfelt lyrics, this ain’t your basic folk duo. With a rotating cast of talented friends to add unexpected instrumentation to their lineup, The Moon and You never plays the same show twice. This ever-evolving, expandable and collapsible model leaves the band constantly reinventing itself in ways both surprising and satisfying.

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  • In this special episode of Creative Awakening Now, I am focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the musical/artistic community, how people can help, and also what kind of light might be shining through the darkness.

    We all know how difficult this time is and how much people are suffering, but my goal is to provide some inspiration for those who are listening. We are all in this thing together!

    Support Charity Cimarron: http://paypal.me/mothermarrow

    Support Creative Awakening Now: paypal.me/DMatters

    Venmo: David-Matters-1

    “Mother Marrow started out as Charity Cimarron's solo project, Rusalka, and has matured into a 4-piece indie folk expression. Devin Crow joined the picture in 2017, and has been full time band partner and banjo player extraordinaire ever since. Emmalee Hunnicutt (of Mountain Bitters) plays expressive, emotional cello, and Matt Shepard (Coconut Cake) has recently joined on drums.

    Mother Marrow is elemental, powerful, modern folk music with haunting vocal harmonies, folk-style finger picking on guitar and banjo, swooping cello, and driving drums, with lyrics that can call up tears, or send shivers down your spine.

    The songs of Mother Marrow are written from Charity's deep love of the natural world, striving towards beauty and truth, and an understanding of the painful, and magical process of transformation.”

  • In this special episode of Creative Awakening Now, I am focusing on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the musical/artistic community, how people can help, and also what kind of light might be shining through the darkness. We all know how difficult this time is and how much people are suffering, but my goal is to provide some inspiration for those who are listening. We are all in this thing together! Support Mackenzie Page: Venmo @mackenziepagemusicSupport Creative Awakening Now: paypal.me/DMatters Venmo: David-Matters-1 Mackenzie Page is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado. She serenades with a unique style of sultry jazz-folk, taking the listener on a dream-like journey and evoking a sound of an older time. Accompanied by guitar, tenor banjo and drums, her self-reflective songwriting draws from a deep reverence for nature, poetry and 30’s jazz. Page was a founding member of the former Colorado band Gipsy Moon and has since been touring under her own name; gearing up to release her full-length debut album Sweet Nostalgia in May of 2020. WEBSITE

  • This is a solo podcast in which I share my entire musical journey and how it has brought me to where I am. I decided to share all this in honor of my band, Life Like Water's kickstarter. We are trying to record our first full-length album and need your help to make it happen! If you are listening to this in September 2019 you can check out our kickstarter page at the link below. If you are listening to this after the fact, it's ok! There is still all kinds of good stuff in this episode!

    Kickstarter link: http://bit.ly/34ab3wQ

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  • An album years in the making. An alliance of brothers across bloodlines and generations. The meeting of cultures. A fusion of earthen instruments with mighty spirit and potent intention. Combining the masterful percussion of Biko Casini from Rising Appalachia and the majestic Ngoni and Balafon of Arouna Diarra, these two timeless souls have come together to create a musical tapestry, a weave of folk, world, and West African rhythms.

    Links:

    https://cometolife.com/arouna-biko-ngoni-blues-live/

    https://burkinastrings.com

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  • Alexander Caruso - That's my name, and I live in the hills North of Asheville, NC. In music and everything else, I value imagination and a certain reverence for life and mystery. My musical style is heavily influenced by Eastern sounds and themes, a delay pedal, and a variety of myths and legends. I spend a lot of time in a recording studio, but also enjoy improvising for different types of dance performances and events. You can visit alexandercaruso.com to hear my recordings, look at my doodles, and find out what I'm currently up to!

    In this episode:

    -Alexanders creative journey

    -Exercising the imagination

    -Being inspired by life and using that as fuel for expression

    -Discovering the power of music

    -Technique, imagination, and determination

    -Lessons learned from traveling

    -Meditation and creativity

    -Remaining open to what life has to teach

    -Parenting as a form of creativity

    -Learning from our children

    -The freedom that lives in constraints

    -The importance of hard work

    Links:

    alexandercaruso.com

    https://www.facebook.com/alexjcaruso

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  • "There are those rare musicians that are also poets and storytellers, who can bend time and space and language so it penetrates into the deepest places of the human soul. Danny Ellis is one, and his music has shattered and embraced me with the severe grace."
    WILLIAM PAUL YOUNG, bestselling author of “The Shack.”"Danny's music slays me. He has one of the best "live" voices I've ever heard." BONNIE RAITT. An accomplished and eclectic musician, straddling rock/pop/jazz/folk, Danny crafts songs that hold a rare intimacy and honesty. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he played trombone at the age of 8 in a Dublin orphanage band. His songs have been recorded by many top Irish artists, three of which entered the top ten. He toured with Graham Parker and the Rumor, The Foundations, and was a session singer for London’s Abbey Road Studio for four years. For his acclaimed biographical album; 800 Voices, my life in an Irish orphanage, he was awarded The Lyricist of the Year by Just Plain Folks, the biggest independent music award organization in the world. This album has been has been hailed by Hotpress; Ireland’s leading musical magazine, as “one of the classics of contemporary Irish music.’” Danny has written a book and a play based on this CD. This book “The Boy at the Gate” was published in the fall of 2012 to international critical acclaim and reached #2 in the Irish book charts. Danny is a much sought after vocal and music coach coach among pros and beginners alike. He has taught singing and songwriting at the Swannanoa Gathering for 4 years at Warren Wilson college. He teaches privately from his studio in Asheville and offers a unique approach to musical and performing authenticity based on self-healing and down-to-earth, grounded spirituality. A lifelong meditator of 45 years, and informed by a decades long study of the mysticism of Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sufism, Danny also teaches mindfulness and meditation. In this episode -Danny's creative journey-Growing up in an Irish orphanage-Learning the trombone in the orphanage band-Discovering the guitar and songwriting-Finding his voice as a way of healing-Learning about meditation at an ashram-Having a transcendent experience during meditation-Connecting the dots between music and spiritual practice-Finding deeper meaning in creative expression-Teaching others through a unique blend of creativity and mindfulness Links dannyellismusic.comdannyellis1@msn.com

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  • Hailing from the desert southwest, Juan Holladay started out a progressive folk artist. In 2001, he moved from Tucson, Arizona to Western North Carolina and began exploring more urban genres, continuing in the tradition of 'three chords and the truth'--but, with more chords, and more truth. In addition to working with his own band, the Secret B-Sides, Juan also performs side-man duties for various regional acts, including the Grammy award winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Billy Jonas Band, and more. Recently, Juan has been playing solo sets in his special 'cosmic lounge lizard' style, and has released the first single--'What I Really Want (ft Sebastian Campaign)'--from his forthcoming solo album, 'Bouquet'.

    -Juan's creative journey

    -Learning to appreciate the simplicity of songwriting

    -Connecting with the feeling instead of the technique

    -Using life experience as fuel for songwriting

    -Start where you are and accept that you might suck for a while

    -Connecting with something bigger than the self

    -The importance of humility

    -Performance as practice

    Links:

    www.facebook.com/juanholladaywww.instagram.com/juan_holladaywww.thesecretb-sides.comwww.supersolarrecords.com

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  • Stephen Nachmanovitch performs and teaches internationally as an improvisational violinist, and at the intersections of music, dance, theater, and multimedia arts. He is the author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art (Penguin, 1990) and The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life (New World Library, 2019). Born in 1950, he graduated in 1971 from Harvard and in 1975 from the University of California, where he earned a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness for an exploration of William Blake. His mentor was the anthropologist and philosopher Gregory Bateson. He has taught and lectured widely in the United States and abroad on creativity and the spiritual underpinnings of art. In the 1970s he was a pioneer in free improvisation on violin, viola and electric violin. He has presented master classes and workshops at many conservatories and universities, and has had numerous appearances on radio, television, and at music and theater festivals. He has collaborated with other artists in media including music, dance, theater, and film, and has developed programs melding art, music, literature, and computer technology. He has published articles in a variety of fields since 1966, and has created computer software including The World Music Menu and Visual Music Tone Painter. He lives with his family in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is currently performing, recording, teaching, and writing.

    In this episode

    -Stephens creative journey

    -Discovering the discipline of musical improvisation

    -Seeing the deeper meaning of improvisation

    -Studying with great musical and spiritual teachers

    -The connection between creativity and spiritual practice

    -How to get beyond insecurities and self-doubt

    -Meditation as a reflection of creative practices

    -The importance of perseverance and spontaneity

    -Improvisation in social contexts

    -The importance of failing and trying again

    Links:

    freeplay.com

    Asheville Event on May 4th, 2019

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    In this episode:

    -Recap of my experience at a recent meditation retreat

    -Relating meditation practice with creative practices

    -You are good enough

    -Start where you are

    -Put your whole heart into your practice

    -"Don't be a smoky fire, burn up completely"

    -Be fully present in your life as well as your art

    -Recognizing the lessons within challenges

    -You get out what you put it

    -This is it!

    -Stop looking to the future for validation

    -Merge with the moment at hand

  • In the course of his three years as a developer and main tuner for Saraz Handpans, Josh has tuned over 300 new Saraz instruments and has experience in tuning well over 300 instruments from various builders including Panart Hang, Bellart, Pantheon Steel, SpB, Symphonic Steel, Echo Sound Sculpture, Ayasa, CFoulke, Meraki, Aura, Shellopan, Makai, and the list continues .

    -Josh's creative journey

    -Falling in love with the drums as a kid

    -Transferring to world percussion

    -Studying music out of a deep love for it

    -Finding the Handpan

    -Following your passion

    -Trusting your intuition

    -Practice and play as devotion to creativity

    -A brief history of the Handpan

    -Building and tuning Handpans

    Links:

    https://www.riverasteeltuning.com

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  • This weeks episode is a solo show that is dedicated to the topis of fear and doubt.

    -Acknowledging our fears and working with them

    -Sitting with insecurities instead of pushing them away

    -Having the courage to be honest with ourselves

    -Understanding our emotions and using them as a road map

    -We are not our thoughts

    -Cherishing the wisdom that comes from hardships

    -There is no looking back

    -Forming relationships with discomfort

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  • In this edition of "Embodying the Practice", I go on a solo rant about:

    -Finding the right community

    -Inspiration through osmosis

    -Burrowing energy from people we admire

    -Pushing ourselves beyond our normal limits

    -Showing up for others

    -Reciprocal inspiration

    -Stepping out of our boxes

    -Sharing our gifts

    -Stick around to the end to hear a song from my band's ep!

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    Marc was eleven years old when he first picked up the violin and has been in a love affair with music ever since. He builds layers of sound using the violin, voice and guitar, in a process known as looping, which creates an array of melodies and harmonies. This is all done live without the use of any pre-recordings or samples.

    To All My Dear Friends (TAMDF) was formed in November of 2008, but it wasn’t until early 2009 that Marc started sharing this unique sound with the world.

    TAMDF has recorded four studio albums, alongside many years of touring and performing, including a live album on the streets of Asheville, North Carolina. Marc is currently working on his 5th studio album. TAMDF has collaborated with many talented artists including Grammy Award winning engineer Malcolm Burn, Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound, The Houston Met, Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters, and Hope Stone Dance.

    “Music speaks a universal language that all people understand, inspiring and moving each of us. Sound and music can break down barriers, reaching a level that is beyond the mind. For all that humans have created and will create, music is, perhaps, one of our finest accomplishments. Playing music allows me to connect with people in ways that would not be possible through any other medium.”

    Marc is passionate about cultivating positive transformation through his performances, and hopes to bring healing to many through the music. He also incorporates his daily spiritual practice into his music, including the teachings of yoga, meditation, Sufism, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. TAMDF strives to create musical experiences that rejuvenate, nourish and soothe the soul, helping to return balance within.

    In this episode:

    -Marc's creative journey

    -Starting a love affair with music

    -Discovering new musical possibilities through the internet

    -Looping

    -The birth of "To All My Dear Friends"

    -Music as a universal language

    -Making meaningful connections through music/performance

    -The spiritual potential hidden within creativity

    -Becoming a full-time musician

    -Having faith in your abilities and manifesting your dreams

    Links:

    toallmydearfriends.com

    Facebook

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  • Satsang is a power trio creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock, and hip-hop. Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more.

    Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever-present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn’t until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”

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    In this episode:

    -Drew's creative journey

    -The birth of Satsang

    -Diving into the conscious music scene

    -Authenticity vs. marketability

    -Staying grounded

    -Practicing martial arts

    -Being a full-time musician with a family

    -Stories from the road

    -Drew's songwriting process

    -Connecting with inspiration and using that energy

    -Using creativity as a source of healing

    Links:

    www.satsangmovement.com

    Facebook

    On Instagram @satsangmusic

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  • In this solo episode of the Creative Awakening Now podcast I address the topic of making mistakes.

    -A reading of a blog post about the wisdom of making mistakes

    -Are mistakes really a bad thing?

    -Letting go of expectations

    -Creating authentically and not worrying about being the best

    -Playing solo music and what I've learned from this

    -Stop hiding behind others

    -You can only begin where you are

    -An update about future projects

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  • Asher Leigh is a singer/songwriter from Asheville, NC who shares alternative, “soul-inspired folk” music.

    Asher’s music inspires deep reflection and connectedness among listeners and is rooted in her unique process of self-inquiry and growth. Through past experiences of disconnection, anxiety, and relational distress, she has learned how to cultivate fulfillment within and communicate love through her creative voice on and off stage. She offers guidance to other musicians and artists on a path of self-nurturance through creative empowerment classes, workshops, and individual programs.

    Asher has performed alongside local musicians Luna Ray and David LaMotte, performed at TEDx, and supports causes of domestic violence awareness, youth empowerment, and community activism. Her debut album, Roots Alive, is available March 1st, 2019.

    In this episode:

    -Asher's creative journey

    -Turning poetry into songs

    -Coming to music with a passion to express

    -Channeling energy into songwriting

    -Writing and recording her first album

    -Sources of inspiration

    -Pain vs Suffering and how that translates into creativity

    -Creating from a place of peace and happiness

    -Providing good energy and positivity for the listeners

    -Meaning and source of the songs on "Roots Alive"

    -Live music from the new album

    Links:

    Tickets to the CD release show!

    Website: www.asherleighmusic.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/radiantsong.asherleigh

    AUDIO: www.soundcloud.com/asher-leigh

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  • Jon is an effective and dynamic life coach who teaches, inspires, and connects with people around the world through an unmatched presence, effective techniques and methods for peak performance, and a genuinely fierce commitment to helping people realize and fully live their true potential.

    Passionate at heart with a strong determination to understand how people can be their happiest and healthiest, Jon has traveled and coached people all over the world and his enthusiasm for learning, sharing and growing has taken on many adventurous forms, from bicycle caravan circuses to traveling peace theaters. He is committed to bringing out the best in as many people, no matter what their circumstance or condition. He teaches classes and workshops on empowerment, goal setting, forgiveness, compassion, and trauma at various festivals and gatherings around the world. He has trained schoolteachers on how to build more meaningful connections with their students and facilitates a weekly men's groups called "Men's Lives".

    Jon has a business degree from Concordia University, and has studied Coaching for Transformation, Non-Violent Communication, and Robbins-Madanes Training, among many other disciplines. He co-created Awakening Harmony, a musical connection retreat that promotes emotional empowerment and vulnerability. He was the director of Montreal's largest children's day camp for 6 years and was a team building coach for high performance athletes for 5 years. Jon has been practicing various types of coaching and counseling for more than 10 years and enjoys yoga, authentic relating, music, acrobatics, gardening and woodworking.

    In this episode:

    -Jon's educational background

    -Deciding against a conventional path

    -Hitchhiking through Canada

    -Honoring his love for music, expression, and personal development

    -Realizing we are capable of so much more than we were told

    -Learning through authentic human connection

    -Becoming a life coach

    -Co-creating Awakening Harmony

    -Holding space for grief and communication

    -Using creativity to open people up

    -Song and dance as a form of healing

    -Live music in this episode!

    Links:

    www.jonhandelman.com

    www.awakeningharmony.com

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  • Tashi Mannox is a name representative of both Eastern and Western artistic disciplines.

    The latter, Mannox, originates in Celtic Ireland and translates as ‘the monastic’. The former, Tashi, was gifted to him upon ordainment as a Buddhist monk of the Tibetan Kagyu order.

    Having recently graduated with a BA [Hons] degree in Fine Art, and at the age of 22, he committed to his monastic journey. For the next seventeen-years as a monk Tashi apprenticed under the direction of a master of Tibetan art, Sherab Palden Beru. Part of his training was in the elaborate art of temple decoration, which is the traditional hub for the Tibetan arts and its deep symbolism.

    During his time in the monastery, Tashi entered a four-year Buddhist retreat, where he worked as a scribe meticulously copying ancient Tibetan manuscripts. This highly disciplined training laid a firm foundation in the multiple forms of Tibetan calligraphy.

    In the latter years as a monk, Tashi traveled to North India where he was privileged to study under a master of ancient Sanskrit, Lama Pema Lodrup, one of the last Tibetan masters of the rare Lantsha and Wartu Sanskrit forms.

    Since laying down his monastic robes in 2000, Tashi has built on his disciplined training and spiritual awareness, formed through years of practicing meditation and Buddhist philosophy, to produce a collection of iconographic masterpieces that reveal powerful, sacred themes through the majestic images of Tibetan Buddhist iconography.

    At its foundation, Tashi’s artwork is a vehicle to communicate and transmit Dharma, whilst adapting and updating his approach within and for a contemporary context, it is Dharma Art. His practice also serves to preserve the Tibetan language and the multiple traditional script styles therein.

    He is now recognized as one of the world’s foremost contemporary Tibetan calligraphy artists, teaching and exhibiting internationally, such as London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Bhutan and Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates.

    In this episode we discuss:

    -Growing up in an artistic household

    -Being inspired by Tibetan Buddhist monks

    -Becoming a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

    -Studying traditional Tibetan art forms with a master

    -Learning the proper form in order to move beyond the form

    -Expressing the dharma through creativity

    -Art as a contemplative/meditative practice

    -Sacred proportions in art

    -Enlightened Minds creating sacred art

    -Creating from a place of stillness to keep the ego out your work

    -The importance of space

    Links

    www.tashimannox.com

    store.tashimannox.com

    On Instagram @tashimannox

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