Time: July 1, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Historic Ashland Armory
Street: 208 Oak St.
City/Town: Ashland, OR
Website or Map: http://www.stclairevents.com
Event Type: touring in support of new cd kirtan wallah
Organized By: St. Clair Productions
Latest Activity: May 27, 2014
St. Clair Productions presents Krishna Das in concert at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland, on Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at www.stclairevents.com, the Music Coop in downtown Ashland, Fretwell Music in the Ashland Street Cinema Shopping Center, and Aquarius Books, at 528 NE E St. in Grants Pass. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
Krishna Das is touring in support of his new CD Kirtan Wallah. Kirtan Wallah, brings refreshing echoes of country and folk music to the kirtan tradition. It's a new flavor for the eclectic artist, but one that makes a lot of sense. Kirtan is very much the yoga scene's folk music: a heartfelt and homespun style that unites people in song
Hailed as yoga's "rock star," Krishna Das put sacred Sanskrit mantras on the music map. His resonant baritone voice and energizing East-meets-West take on traditional Indian devotional chanting has become the soundtrack for the growing worldwide yoga movement throughout the past two decades.
Born Jeffrey Kagel, a baby boomer from suburban Long Island, N.Y., few artists in the kirtan (call-and-response chanting) genre have impacted the musical mainstream in quite the same way as Krishna Das. After a stint as the frontman for Soft White Underbelly (who would later change their name to Blue Öyster Cult) in the late '60s, Krishna Das traveled to India in 1970 where he became a follower of the spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba (Mahara-ji).
Krishna Das earned his first career Grammy nomination in 2012 for Best New Age Album for Live Ananda. He co-founded the world music label Karuna/Triloka Records; published a collection of stories, teachings and insights in Chants Of A Lifetime: Searching For A Heart Of Gold (2011); and was the subject of the 2012 feature documentary film, One Track Heart: The Story Of Krishna Das. He also has his own SiriusXM satellite radio station, Krishna Das Yoga Radio.