Guest Musician

This person plays music occasionally as a guest.

Eddie Watkins Jr.

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“My music is an expression of all the experiences of my life.” Growing up in the ghettos of Detroit, playing bass on recordings with the Temptations and Marvin Gaye at 17, being “brought up” by the Motown Greats, becoming a studio musician, making lots of money, moving to LA with Motown, substance abuse and recovery; led to a spiritual search.

When he became involved in Religious Science in 1997 songs woke him up, pouring out of him. His first CD was conceived, recorded, produced and selling in six months. Eddie’s second CD “We Come Together” was released in June of 08. The third CD “And So It Is” was released in June 09. The 4th CD “When You Believe” was released in June of 2012.

Eddie served three years as the Music Director at Center for Spiritual Living in Las Vegas and 3 years as the Director of Music Ministries at Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle.

Eddie has recorded with: Marvin Gaye, Quincy Jones, James Brown, Santana, Cher, Diana Ross, Herbie Hancock, Pattie Labelle, The Pointer Sisters, Peter Frampton, Gato Barbieri, The Temptations, Phyllis Hyman, Norman Conners, Thelma Houston, Nancy Wilson, and the list goes on and on.

“I know what my life purpose is, to share this music with the world.”

Arthur Lee Land

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Guest Musician

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

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Guest Musician

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

Jeff Fajardo

Guest Guitarist

Frank Baier

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Guest Musician on bass guitar

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.

Freddy Rodriguez, Sr.

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Guest Musician, Saxophone

Koffi Toudji

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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.

Eugene Holden

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Drums/ percussion, vocals

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.

Barb Pons

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Soloist, vocals, guitar

Eugene Holden

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Percussions
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