Do it for the love!

If Michael Franti & Spearhead are anywhere near your town…GO!!!! I’ve been fortunate to see them live a few times and it is always a fun, energetic, loving, inspiring evening. If you like to dance until it hurts then go to a show and go even if you don’t.-Jen
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“Music is Sunshine”-Michael Franti

Xavier Rudd- Great song “Spirit Bird” from an awesome album of the same name

Xavier Rudd- My favorite Australian….new album Spirit Bird

Follow The Sun – Xavier Rudd

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Masterfully delicate, Follow The Sun is the essence of Xavier Rudd’s spiritual connection to this world: his humble understanding that everything was here before us and will remain long after we are gone, and that every day is a new gift to cherish and to respect.

As a song-writer, Xavier Rudd has always been able to place complex ideas into heartfelt words with a universal simplicity. Having covered vast musical ground with his previous albums, Follow The Sun is the familiar sound of Rudd’s earlier work as an ambidextrous solo artist. His voice, his guitar and his message; carried along with gentle rhythms and musical textures.

Beautifully organic and understated, Rudd’s delivery of Follow The Sun is a reiteration of the song’s theme that no matter what our religion or our blood lines are in this world, taking a moment or a breath, to respect and acknowledge the flow of energy around us, is vital nourishment for our own souls.

Follow The Sun invites us to leave our own distractions – the congestion of thoughts that keep us locked in our minds every waking minute – and to not let each day pass us by. To take notice and be thankful of the beauty of our great mother and our connection to her. That the most overlooked of things – each day’s sun and moon, the winds and the tides, the creatures that fill our skies and oceans… that these things are the truth. They are conduits of an ever-flowing energy that society teaches us as humans to disconnect from, when in fact they are the things we need to be connected to the most.

To celebrate its release, Rudd will launch Follow The Sun with a tour of Australia and New Zealand; winding his way around the country to catch up with friends, catch a few waves, and reconnect with his fans in person, from the stage, where he belongs.

Michael Franti & Spearhead rocked Portland, Me last nite…and rocked it hard!

 

Last nite rocked…I’ve been fortunate to see Michael & his band a few times and it is always an amazing, fun, uplifting, inspiring, bootie shakin’ good time. It is fun, fun, fun and a positive message as well. it’s great to hear a male musician singing & dancing about love, equality, gratitude, compassion..I highly recommend seeing him if he is playing anywhere near you. “Every single one of us is significant” he said last nite…I needed to hear those words…lately i have been overwhelmed by the struggles life often brings my way… i am also realizing more and more my struggles are the words I tell myself….not good enough, don’t matter…life is hard enough at times without creating more suffering for myself but I seem to be able to create a lot of it. “Every child needs wings.” he said. Parents, society doesn’t need to tell their children who they are or what they should be…but give them “wings” to find out who they are and take that into the world….whatever unique gifts we each carry within us… bring it to the world..the world needs our care, our compassion, our love…

“Music is sunshine” -Michael Franti

All the freaky people make the beauty of the world!

“Music is sunshine,” says Michael Franti, one of the most positive and conscious artists in music today. “Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.”
“Music is something you can’t hold in your hands, smell it, taste it or even see it, yet somehow just coming together and feeling these little vibrations that tickle our eardrums can somehow lift us all up out of our most difficult moments in life to unimaginable heights.”

Michael Franti in Portland, Me this week…yahoo!

Live @ The Hive – Samuel James w/Anna Vogelzang and The Milkmans Union -Kennebunk-Maine

CHECK THIS OUT IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTHERN MAINE, NH- THIS GUY TOTALLY ROCKS!- If you like blues, awesome guitar, etc…

Samuel James-Love this guy! HE can play and he’s a Mainer! Here he does a cover Billie Jean

Spirit Family Reunion-another great band out of NY-I saw them live New Year’s a couple years ago when they played Hog Farm in Maine.

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