Monday, March 26, 2018

FLOW Schedules Tour for May 2018

One of the most exciting new acts on the music scene, FLOW, announced The Arrival Tour, a series of live performances in select cities, including a kick-off at The New Orleans Jazz Museum on May 10, 2018 at 8 pm.  
FLOW creates music that feels somewhat nostalgic, yet fresh and energized. The ensemble is comprised of four innovative, critically-acclaimed and highly-awarded independent artists: legendary GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Will Ackerman, pianist/singer Fiona Joy, acoustic guitarist Lawrence Blatt and trumpet and flugelhorn player Jeff Oster. The group debuted live to a sold-out crowd at Carnegie’s Weill Hall last October and is slated to perform May 10, 2018 at The New Orleans Jazz Museum, and at the 14th Annual Zone Music (ZMR) Awards at Roussel Hall in New Orleans on May 12th, before commencing on their West Coast dates including Seattle, Novato, CA and Los Angeles’ famed GRAMMY® Museum.  
Simultaneously, the group is nominated for two key Zone Music Reporter Awards (“Album of the Year” and “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”) and two International Music Awards (IMAs) including “Best New Age Album” and “Best New Age Song” for their self-titled track “Flow.”  This is must hear music for lovers of guitar, piano, flugelhorn and that sweet California sound made famous by Ackerman at Windham Hill not too long ago.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

POETRY: They Were Here

Guest Poet: Vivek Kumar

Wild Horse Photos by James Anaquad Kleinert 

The following poem was written in honor of the album "They Were Here" by Byron Metcalf and Jennifer Grais:

"They were here:
Spirited, racing with the winds;
Talking to the gods
Artists photo by Richard Blum
With the rhythm of their hooves
And neighing in constant awareness of their
Majesty over the earth they ruled.
They danced with every step
And refused to be overawed
By any distance, any steppe, any tempest.
Gentle but untamed;
Powerful but non-violent.
Let's call them:
They will hear; they were here."

Regarding his inspiration, the poet shared, "I listen to this album daily and it is so uplifting--today, I felt like writing and this is what came out."

The Album: They Were Here 

Vivek Kumar is an India-based poet who often writes poems inspired by music. He maintains a blog

Hear the Mustang-inspired music that touched Vivek's heart halfway around the world in India at Bandcamp.