New Dawn Messenger, Oneness Blessings...and more!!
The Lyons Colorado based singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Arthur Lee Land offers a groundbreaking style that is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional and spiritual juxtapositions. Whether it’s our own world or the world at large falling apart around us, his latest album Cracked Open speaks of the suffering and the transformation that is taking place in these times of uncertainty. Ironically for Arthur, shortly after finishing the album, it was losing his voice completely, finding a polyp on his vocal cord (and the miraculous healing without surgery 6 months later), relocating back to Colorado and then being diagnosed with Graves (Hyperthyroid) Disease that forced him to wait almost two years to finally release this album. Those experiences ultimately became a test of faith that “cracked him open deeply” and in the end strengthened him as a person and an artist.
The multi-talented performer blends elements from distinctive parts of his career for this recording: his longtime wheelhouse as a touring musician playing folk-rock, country and roots; a world beat/bluegrass hybrid, inspired by a tour of West Africa; and his Art of Live-Looping techniques which have defined his solo live shows since the early 2000s. Arthur’s intuitive collaboration with his non-performing lyricist/wife Carol Lee is an integral part of the artistic landscape of Arthur Lee Land.
Justin Roth is a Fort Collins-based nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist. His music combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique. He has toured with John Gorka and opened for some of the finest singer/songwriters, including Shawn Colvin, Martin Sexton, Darrell Scott, and David Wilcox. His guitar playing has also earned him shared stages with some of the greatest fingerstyle players of today, such as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, and Pat Donohue. Roth’s fan-funded fourth solo album, Now You Know, was voted as one of the Top 100 Folk Albums of 2011 by Roots Music Report. “Fans of Leo Kottke or Michael Hedges will find themselves right at home with [Roth’s] intricate guitar work…beautifully written lyrics.” - San Francisco Art Magazine
Frank has a lifetime of experience as a musician and performer. He has worked on several ‘Broadway’ shows such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, and The News as well as ‘Off Broadway’ shows including I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, Vinyl and The Czar of Rock and Roll. Frank has performed with The Bee Gee’s, Jackie Wilson, Kenny Loggins, Freddy Jackson, Joe Piscapo, Sandy Hackett, Bill Medley, Chaka Khan, Hall & Oates, Lenny Welch, Paul Evans, Harold Arlen, Richie Havens, Lana Cantrell and Vaneese Thomas. He's also performed with The St. Louis Philharmonic, The Minneapolis Philharmonic, The Atlanta Pops and New York’s finest society orchestras. Frank has also recorded many jingles on bass as well as vocals.
Koffi Toudji, from Togo, West Africa, has created the Koffi Togo Cultural Center. The Center works to "Unite Through Music and Dance" and instill a positive sense of self in Africans of all ages and teach about the quality and depth of their musical heritage.
I cannot remember a time when music was not part of my life. I started playing bongos at the age of 6 when my brother, who played the violin, placed a pair of bongos in my lap and said, "play this," and showed me the rhythm I was to play while he played his version of Wes Montgomery's "Bumpin' on Sunset." Because I adored my older brother, I wanted to do what he did, so I started playing the violin at age 10. From there, I went to clarinet, then drums. I have been playing percussion ever since. For me, it's all about the music. We live in a wonder-filled Universe. Uni=one; verse=song. We live in and from the song of life. When everyone is in accord, we live a harmonious life. When we are in tune, we easily find ourselves living, moving, singing and dancing to the rhythm of life. What's cool about that is we each have our own rhythm, and each rhythm blends and flows well with the other pitches, harmonies and rhythms, as long as we let go to the flow of the universe; The one song. This One Song is Love.
Colorado recording artist Robert Anderson has been sharing his joyful, inspirational pop music with tens of thousands of people across North America and Europe for over 20 years.
He has written a #1 hit song, he was a co-founder and vocalist with a national-championship a cappella group, and he is a 9-time nominee / 4-time winner at the national, Empower ‘Positive Music’ songwriter awards.
Robert says, “I love to write, perform and listen to songs that are Fun and Fearless!”