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Spring is Here!

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I love the feel of Spring!

Seeing Mother Nature bursting forth with her finest colors and sweetest fragrences is truly inspiring!

Last week at the Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, Neil Martin invited me to join a group of amazing musicians to welcome in the Spring Equinox and also celebrate the birthday of on of our favorite percussionists ever, Christo Pellani.

 We all had such a blast! Neil Martin, Amita Stark, Daniel Stewart, Christo Pellani, Eddie Young, Vito Gregoli, Jesus Florido, Shervin Boloorian, Daniel Tyler Pohnke

Since ‘AWAKEN ME’ was released last Monday, we already have almost 600 listens!  Warms my heart to know that my mission of music as medicine is being received in the world 🙂

I’m getting pretty excited about the big release of the whole album coming up in just a few months.

Meanwhile ~~ back in the studio/office, things are starting to get busier in the planning and strategizing stages for the release.

talks with photographers and graphic artists for the cover art, and the team of people who will steward the album out into the world with me.

Its a bit intimidating, so I’m just putting one foot in front of the other and trusting the unfolding.

On the creative side, Vito and I continue to fine tune and put finishing touches on the existing songs.

Next week we will jump into the final two tracks that still need birthing in the studio 🙂

I got to sing ‘Awaken Me’ live for the first time, too!  And with such a great band!


On a personal note,

Spring break for the Haynes boys has been a blast with a different playdate everyday!

they have an abundance of buddies.

It makes me feel so good to see them enjoying their young lives with such abandon.  But, honestly?  I’m ready for them to go back to school!  LOL!!

Until the next time….

enjoy the flowers and the beautiful Spring lightness of being 🙂

Awaken Me – New Single Release!

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 Hi everyone!

 Wow!  I can’t believe its been over a month since my last blog!   And so much has happened, too!

On March 4, “Light of My Soul” went to #3 on the SoundCloud singer/songwriter charts and I was totally wowed.

BUT THEN…. it went to #1 on March 5 and stayed there for a whopping 10 days.

LOMS has now reached almost 1million people!  Exciting stuff!

The SoundCloud page is now filled with really beautiful reviews from people all over the world who have now heard ‘Light of My Soul.’

It’s really moving for me to read.

I’m also honored to have been invited to contribute a composition to the Sounds from the Circle VIII, the 8th New Age Musik Circle album.

For the past 7 years Suzanne Doucet, internationally renowned New Age artist/consultant and founder of the international social network – New Age Musik Circle Forum – together with her associate Beth Ann Hilton have released an MP3 compilation album, touted as one of the year’s most significant releases in the new age music genre and sub-genres, including ambient, chill out, instrumental, meditation, nature, solo piano, space, world music, and now, vocals!
Suzanne Doucet at

Promoter and publicist Beth Ann Hilton at
Suzanne will choose between LOMS or my NEW single, AWAKEN ME, set to release on Monday!  Just in time for the Spring Equinox!  Here’s the cover!

Speaking of  AWAKEN ME!  This song was such a joy to create and I’m really excited to share it with you all.

The melody and words came through during a meditation and really stuck in my heart.

I brought it to Vito and he said, ‘well, let’s lay down a scratch track and see what’s there.’ As we listened back, we both started to feel inspiration moving.  Vito suggested we send it the perfect guy to set the tone for us.

The incomprable Byron Metcalf ( worked with my scratch vocal and novice frame drum track to create a really hypnotic rhythmic pulse.

Vito ( added some super sweet guitar tracks.

Aeb Byrne ( brought in her two hang drums and tracked out some gorgeous melodic ear candy to compliment the multi-layered vocals.

This was a super fun song to build and I can’t overstate Vito’s excellent production skills in making it go off flawlessly.

AWAKEN ME is totally different than anything else I have done so far and I’m really excited about the release on Monday.


I do hope you’ll love it.  Look for it on iTunes!

Speaking of iTunes!

PLEASE take a moment to go in a leave a review on iTunes and/or Amazon.

Every review helps to improve visibility.

Here’s how you can help:

  • ITUNES:  ,

    • Search my name

    • Click on the song ‘Light of My Soul’ and ‘Awaken Me,’

    • Click on rate/review,

    • Leave a 2 or 3 line review – or, even one word 😉

  • Amazon, click here.

So, that’s the update, friends.

Thanks for visiting and following the progress of LOMS.

Bright blessings for a beautiful transition from Winter to Spring!