10th ANNUAL MUSIC LINEUP Music change lives, it’s an art that wakes up the creative part of our being!! Music at Yoga Jam is as varied as the yoga offerings.There’s something for everyone, from Hip-Hop to get down dancing Americanna, Kirtan & Dj sets at the end of the evening in the Boogie Down Dance Hall.
Donna De Lory
Donna De Lory is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer whose artistry spans the world music, devotional and pop genres. Noted for her beautifully supple, soaring voice and heartfelt lyricism, she has 14 solo albums to her credit, the most recent of which is Here in Heaven.
De Lory has lent her voice to recordings by Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Leonard Cohen, Selena, Belinda Carlisle and many others. And as a part of Madonna’s touring ensemble, she was a dancer and back-up vocalist on the legendary Who’s That Girl, Blonde Ambition, Drowned World, Girlie Show and Confessions tours. She made her debut as a solo artist in 1993, with a self-titled MCA/Universal album that yielded top 10 hits in both the U.S. and Japan.
De Lory is also a premier artist in the world devotional/yoga music genre, with an album catalog that includes Bliss (2001), The Lover and The Beloved (2004), Sky is Open (2006), Sanctuary (2008), Remixes (2010) and The Unchanging (2013). De Lory’s newest album, Here In Heaven, weaves myriad strands of world music, contemporary pop sacred sounds and introspective songcraft into a mesmerizing musical experience.
Justin Trawick & The Common Good
Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, Greensky Bluegrass, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In February of 2014, Trawick won “Song of the Year” at the Washington Area Music Awards for his solo recording of “All the Places That I’ve Been,” which can be downloaded on iTunes as a single along with his five other solo records and EPs. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single, “Goodbye,” under the band name “Justin Trawick and the Common Good,” written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that always feels one step ahead of you. In January of 2018, “Justin Trawick and The Common Good” released their first EP, “The Riverwash EP,” which features Norah Jones’ guitarist Adam Levy. In 2020 the band released the single “Back of the Line” during the coronavirus quarantine and was featured on Reuters, CNN, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Parade Magazine, American Songwriter Magazine, Voice of America and Virginia Living Magazine for Trawick’s livestream series and secret backyard concert series created during the pandemic.
Part devotional chanting practice and part spiritual music jam, David Newman and friends fuse mantra and modern lyricism together for an experience grounded in tradition and steeped in love. Explore letting your inhibitions go and throwing your voice to the wind; how sweet the surrender. Feel everyone coming together with a mutual message of love, a tangible elevated vibration, and see how that shift can be cultivated in your own daily life and brought out into the world around you. Live. Love. Chant.
Vintage guitars and throwback threads remind you of another era, but these tunes are for the here and now. Kat Mills has made records, won awards, and worked with big names, but she really just loves to play for the people. Join Kat for a relaxing, inspiring set—and sing along! www.katmills.com
I am a 14-year-old from the Charlotte area of NC. I have been playing guitar since I was 9 years old, but before that I was on the piano. I’ve been singing since I can remember. I like to play all kinds of music, but I tend to lean more toward festival music and the classic rock genres. I also write and play mine own music. I try not to put a particular style on the music that I do. I just play stuff that moves me and others. I like things with good rhythm, nice guitar riffs, and powerful lyrics. Some of my favorite artists include: Daniel Rodriguez, Ryan Montbleau The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Trevor Hall…just to name a few.
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Zep24BU7bOIw5iMjpw9BJ
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwb75u92g2BqXbSm3EzLftQ
I have been playing monthly at the Davidson farmers market since April 2019. I have been able to play at the Knight Theater in Charlotte NC two separate times (once at age 10, and again at 13) for the Tosco Music Party. Video here from the 2019 Music Party : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg0nn1Z1HBo I have played for the Hotel Floyd Concert series every year since 2017. This year, 2019, I won a youth scholarship to the Swannanoa Gathering in Black Mountain NC, which I have attended since I was 10 years old. I have also had the pleasure of being invited to play on stage with Ryan Montbleau and MC Yogi.
I have dreams to play a few places. Red Rocks, and The Orange Peel are on that list.
Epic soul healing music that’s changing the world, waking the people up
Erica Joy Olsen (Mama Joy Rising)
Musician/Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist from Baltimore Maryland.
Joe Troop is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During his decade in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he formed the group Che Apalache with three of his students. The band’s second album, Rearrange My Heart, was produced by legendary genre-bender, banjoist Béla Fleck and received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic has made international touring all but impossible, forcing CheApalache into hiatus.
Working in a style dubbed “latingrass,” Joe melds music from the Appalachian foothills with traditional soundscapes from across Latin American. He composes wry and well-traveled acoustic music, sung in English and Spanish. Wrenching old-time music into the world of contemporary global politics, Joe creates spaces for sympathy, solidarity, and a little humor. His new solo album featuring Charlie Hunter, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Tim O’Brien and many more superb musicians will be released in late summer.
Jake is a musician living in Floyd, Virginia. His style blends poetry and storytelling with folk and rock fundamentals. This, combined with palpable lyricism, distinct vocals, and a unique left-handed style of guitar playing, make for a striking delivery.
Nicomedez Calhoun, professionally know as Nickie Calhoun an American Singer/Songwriter and Musician. Hailing from the small town of Eagle Rock, VA. Nickie is known for her massive yet soothing vocals and gorgeous guitar instrumentation. Alongside her travels and collaborations with vaious music artists,music producers, and live performances, Nickie Calhoun is proud to present her released album “Heart of Slate”/
The Bhakti Boyz blend modern technology and traditional instruments to make lighthearted, beat driven music based on the Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan tradition. The Bhakti Boyz are: Phil Boyce, Anthony Haro, Gabe Gavin, and special appearances with Will Rezin.
COCOBOLO, a Southwest Virginia based music duo, tailors its show to any stage with clear vocals, original, story based lyrics, intricate guitar leads and weaving rhythms that combine into something truly unique. This inspired pair brings to you an irresistible mix of acoustic tunes that are soulful and gritty. From the well known music hub of Floyd County, Virginia, comes Singer/Songwriter Stella Trudel (vocals, guitar) and Bob Dillard (guitar, vocals) for an astonishing blend of imagination, years of late night writing, thousands of practice hours, and a shared love of sound that solidly adds up to creativity at it’s best. You’ll be glad you stopped to listen!
Nate Kretzschmar (DJ Mediator) has been a devoted audiophile and musician since his teenage years in the 80’s and 90’s. He has played in many diverse bands, exploring underground rock, jazz, reggae, and world music in the process. As a radio DJ in college he developed his passion for seeking out hidden treasures from music’s past, as well as ground breaking future sounds, and as DJ Mediator he continues to curate excellent global dance music and bring it to new audiences. Specializing in artists that fuse electronic production techniques with traditional roots from the African diaspora, South America, and Asia, his mission is to find and share this music with people who would otherwise be unlikely to hear it, not claim it as his own- be the mediator and bring more exposure to many great artists who deserve to be heard
Underground Swamis are a duo on a mission to spread love through intimate house concerts and yoga + live music classes. They share mantra music and creative rhymes in support of a positive, free, and healthy culture.
Lockdown can’t stop a Swami! 2020 was steady stream of live music, yoga gigs, and custom song recordings for private clients. In September they headlined the International Day of Peace in Hagerstown, MD – an interfaith gathering of music from a variety of religious traditions.
Blues Rock Band
Aupaya & the Solar Music Suitcases
Mighty Joshua & The Zion 5
Independent Reggae Artist Mighty Joshua engages audiences by opening minds and activating bodies through song. Conscious lyrics flow freely to create distinctive refrains that pulse with pride against rhythms rooted in percussion. His soulful exploration in the evolution of sound creates an expression of reggae for the modern day.
Virginia Reggae Ambassador Mighty Joshua advocates for reggae music by sharing his love of the genre and culture with meaningful performances for the masses. Mighty Joshua’s self-titled debut solo album is a life inspired compilation that encourages reflection and empowerment for oneself, community, and beyond. The official “Mighty Joshua” video has aired on Virginia Currents, and his music video for the single “Clean Hands” premiered on Reggaeville..
Mighty Joshua plays in a multitude of arrangements including high energy live performances with support of his back-up band the Zion #5 and at times an acoustic configuration. From mountain top festivals, to intimate club gigs, he invites listeners of all ages to experience the spirit of reggae.
His musical roots in African percussion led to experimenting with sound and rhythm. Soon after exposure to Djembe and Djun Djun drums they became a part of his playing repertoire which also includes the Didgeridoo. Mighty Joshua played percussion and supplied backing vocals for Corey Harris albums Father Sun, Mother Earth and Fulton Hill Blues and has opened for several internationally acclaimed reggae acts including Steel Pulse, Culture w/ Kenyatta Hill, the Meditations, the Itals, and Ziggy Marley.
Mighty Joshua is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. The not-for-profit performance-rights organization is a diverse family of music creators representing many voices, but are united in their mission to make the world a better place with music. When he’s not living the life of a professional musician, Joshua enjoys integrating music for social awareness and celebrating the impact individuals can make.
Looping diverse instrumental sounds on her synth with ethereal, crystalline vocals, singer/songwriter Annabeth works in a similar folk-pop milieu as artists like Feist, Regina Spektor, and Enya. Her debut album, Extra Orchard, was picked up by French record label What a Mess! Records and she went on to tour nationally and across Europe.
Born in Harrisonburg, VA to Irish immigrant parents, Annabeth McNamara penned her first song on guitar at age 13, eventually releasing her first folk recordings on banjo as a freshman in college. Before graduating, she’d release several more EP’s: Daphne’s Nest and Bird and the Bee, a live album and an album with her sweetheart “The Wild Harmony”, and an album titled Folks of the Dark and Still Lake with a French producer “Vincent Stockholm” under the project name “This is Alaska.” After living in France three years, she came home to Virginia and won the House Artist Grant, working with a large team in the nation’s capital to create her album “Surprise,” which charted on iTunes top 100. She then went on to found a girl-band with her back-up musicians, and they went on to successfully fund-raised their self-titled album “Larkspur” on Kickstarter. Inspired and empowered by crowd-funding, Annabeth began her own Patreon page with the goal to record one song per month. After two years, she has two albums in the works thanks to the direct support of her super-fans. She is currently devoted to living in harmony with nature and her higher Self, while channeling the muse in a vibrant state of flow.
Soul/rock/reggae artist The Ambassador stands out among others by displaying a strong, soulful vocal presence combined with addictive, upbeat rhythms. His music flows seamlessly from stock reggae beats to bluesy grooves infused with rock and hip-hop. The Ambassador couples catchy hooks and danceable music with intelligent lyrics and a positive message bringing fans of all ages and walks of life. The high-energy performances will keep you bouncing hours after the show’s end.
The Ambassador is Stephen Gabriel Lewis, a Virginia native that has performed and recorded with some of the finest reggae/rock musicians from Southern California to Southwest Virginia, sharing the stage with acts like Midnite, the Wailers, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Xavier Rudd, Mike Pinto, The Movement and more. As a follow up to the full-length release “New Roots”, nominated “World Music Album of the Year” at the San Diego Music Awards, The Ambassador’s long-awaited studio effort entitled “Cali Love” was released in late 2018. As can be heard in the uptempo single “Powerful Love” with Pato Banton, this latest work features musicianship from a diverse group of San Diego area session players from bands like Elektric Voodoo, Psydecar, SDIB, Southtown Generals and the legendary Wailing Souls. The Ambassador continues to perform both acoustically and with his band Chosen Few at select venues and intends to bring good vibes and inspiration to all who listen.
The Dead Reckoning
Founded in 2016, The Dead Reckoning is a bundle of professional musicians from VA who love and perform Grateful Dead, and Dead inspired music. Dead Reckoning shows have quickly become a prime destination for lovers of GD-centric music.
Jim Lord & Friends
Jim Lord is an American folk/rock singer/songwriter and musician. He has toured nationally and internationally. He moved to London in 1974 to explore the folk music scene. While there, he performed throughout Britain as a headliner and also shared the bill with such artists as Bert Jansch, Tim Hardin and Elvis Costello. After returning to the United States, Lord shared the bill with such artists as Richie Havens, The Rowan Brothers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sam & Dave, Vassar Clements, Albert King and Brewer & Shipley, among others.
Lord’s first album “Inside Out”, produced by former Fugs’ guitarist Ken Pine and released on the Inlet Records label, was a Billboard Magazine Top Billboard Album Pick (recommended LP). Lord’s second album “Hangdog Heaven”, released on the Blue Vinyl Records label and produced by Ken Pine and Larry Gates, was characterized by the New York Post as a “…dozen-song man-and-a-guitar disc [that] freely crosses the borders of folk rock, contemporary country and old-fashioned jazz guitar.”
Kasey "Cave Man" Jones
Kasey “CaveMan” Jones began as a multi-instrumentalist and musician in his early teens. He first discovered West African music and the Djembe while attending a drum circle being hosted by Bill Scheidt of then, Living Rhythms, back in 2007. Discovering an inner passion for drumming, Kasey has been an aspiring Djembefola ever since. Having attended lessons and workshops from many masters of West African music, he completed Bill’s Drummer Instructor Training course in 2013 to become a Certified Associate Instructor with Tam Tam Mandingue Winston Salem, and later a Beginner Djembe Instructor for Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy. Kasey currently resides in Floyd, VA where he can be found orchestrating drum circles, teaching workshops, classes and giving private lessons in the local community through the HoloRhythm Community Drum School founded in 2013. The CaveMan can also be seen up and down the east coast at music festivals teaching workshops and facilitating drum circles throughout the year.
Gershone & Freeman
Seated in southern Appalachia, Laura Beth and Clover Hollow embody the authentic roots music that surround them while producing a signature sound that is original, sharp and refreshing – blues-rock, bluegrass, old time, and old-school-country all meld together into the soul of their music.
Laura Beth and Clover Hollow members have an immediate and unique chemistry that is reflected how their talents groove together. It’s easy to hear in their successful debut cd, The Mill Sessions – recorded live in an old grain mill in southwest VA. Laura Beth’s songwriting is authentic and smooth and her vocals will cut straight through to your heart. Together, these top-notch musicians transport you to whisky weeping heartbreak to quiet introspection to rhythm stomping anthems of revelry.
Inspired and skillful leads are offered up by Chris Printz (mandolin), Chris Burgoyne (guitar), and Joe Abercrombie (banjo and dobro), while John Munsell (string bass) holds up the groove. Laura Beth sings lead, plays rhythm guitar and writes the tunes that are now staples far beyond their hometown of Blacksburg, VA.
You can stream or download Clover Hollow tunes from your favorite digital music platform. Follow our music link: http://cloverhollow.hearnow.com
The Get Right Band
“The Get Right Band are the type of performers that you just know will break out.
Their songs are infectious and take you immediately to a place. The lyrics are smart and bear weight.”
– The Huffington Post
The Get Right Band is a psychedelic indie rock power trio from Asheville, NC. They are a band focused on following their muses to honest self-expression, to whatever excites them and pushes them into unexplored territory. The Get Right Band proudly carries the torch for a long line of genre-bending power trios from Cream to The Jimi Hendrix Experience to The Police to Violent Femmes to Primus to Green Day to Nirvana to Sublime. It’s the space between the notes, the rawness and the maneuverability, that makes a power trio, well, so damn powerful.
Music Road Co
Join Music Road CO, a cooperative of common creative companions conspiring to command your cognitive locomotion.
This crew digs through a wide and deep catalog of tunes and musical traditions to get you groovin’ and your hip bones movin’!!
Where does Music Road Co find its inspiration? And why does it connect so perfectly with audiences of all ages and backgrounds? The answer might lie in their widespread roots. Coming from such diverse places as South Africa, Ecuador, Key West, Maryland and Virginia, the band brings many cultural influences together to produce music without boundaries.
Moving fluidly from funk to reggae, rock to afrobeat, their sound bounces from blues and soul to island dance and back again, bound together by one common ideal: Music should feel good and spread positive vibes. They get on stage to lift themselves up to a higher frequency and they won’t stop until they bring the entire audience with them.
The Silas Frayser Band
The Silas Frayser Band (Charlottesville, VA) is an acoustic rock/jam grass band. The band consists of Silas Frayser (vocals and acoustic guitar), Rob Frayser (vocals and mandolin), Blanks Blankinship (vocals and bass guitar), and Justin Shifflet (drums). Fans have described the band as a fun dance along experience.
I (Shelley) have been playing music, singing, and teaching yoga for years. When my love of Bhakti Yoga and music combined, Localokah Kirtan was formed. It is a crazy world, indeed.
My friends Dani Fiore and Megan Woodland Hewitt have been playing with me and making this experience full of love and devotion!
We offer heartfelt original mantra music, with English lyrics blended with ancient Sanskrit Mantra. We blend singer-songwriter style of music with tradition Eastern and Western elements, including acoustic guitar, harmonium, djembe or cajon, and handpan. We believe that the ripple of love that exudes from a Kirtan can be felt around the world!
A soulful, beautiful transmission of the Divine…Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence right here, right now… just as you are. Mirabai’s immensely versatile and powerfully expressive voice takes listeners on a journey into the heart space.
“Mirabai Moon is a Kirtan soul angel who uplifts the Spirit. Her voice is exquisitely tuned and her warmth fills your heart. Don’t miss her!” Gary Goldberg, In The Spirit Radio
Henry Hardt's Mudcats
Henry Hardt’s Mudcats play old time street-blues style songs, reveling in music penned earlier in the 20th century, from Charlie Pool to The Reverend Gary Davis to Robert Johnson.
Nadirah Wright & Rob Mulhauser
R&B pop, soul, funk, & progressive soul