Greetings DBlanchard86! How are you? I hope you have been well. I have been very busy the past six months. Since I finally have a home studio, I completed two albums which I am releasing in the next month. One is “The Heart of Nepal”, this is a collaboration with Manohar Gurung and consists of instrumental versions of folk and festival songs of Nepal. The second is “The Spirit of Christmas”, an album of Christmas songs played Indian Classical style that I have wanted to make for over ten years.
This Saturday November 17th at 7:30PM in Encinitas we are doing an album release and concert for “The Heart of Nepal” at the Jyoti Mandir, which is very close to my heart. When I lived in Encinitas from 2000-2007 I used to play there often and I am good friends with Sundaram and Hilary La Pierre who are the owners. It will be a special night, for the san diego area folks, if you feel inspired to come, I look forward to seeing you there!
On Friday December 7th, we will be doing another concert in Santa Monica at the Bhakti Yoga Shala, for both “The Heart of Nepal” and “The Spirit of Christmas”.
I am also doing a concert in Ojai on Sunday Dec 9 at 5:00pm with Dave Cipriani on Indian Slide Guitar and Leonice Shinneman on Tabla. Details coming soon, please check my facebook page as we get closer if you are interested!