Hi Everyone –
Warm greetings and blessings to you all!
May you be filled with lovingkindness.
May you be safe and protected from all inner and outer dangers.
May you be well in body and mind.
May you be at ease and happy.
April: For me, it’s been about deepening what began last month (making new commitments and rediscovering the importance of ritual.) My daily NS Stick practising (http://www.stick.com/instruments/ns/) has been grounding me and leading me into exciting new musical territory, and I was blessed to take part in a very powerful weekend that was rich in ritual (http://www.mkp.org/). Life is GOOD! With that, I offer you a video entitled “What One Can Do” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTYrP651BEE), featuring the song “Do All You Can” by my dear friends Lori Sandstrom and Robert Anderson, known collectively as Devotion (www.devotionsings.com); may it inspire you as deeply as it inspires me. (If you have suggestions for inspirational media to include in a future newsletter, please drop me a line at email@example.com.)
Here are my highlights from the last month or so:
– Making music at the ANTN Conference in Scottsdale AZ (http://www.newthought.org/) with “Soul Co-op”, featuring Marcy Baruch (acoustic guitar and vocals), Rev. Pattie Weber (bandleader, keyboard and vocals), Rita Harrington (drums, percussion, acoustic guitar and vocals) and me (NS Stick and vocals). I also got to perform again with my dear colleague Michael Stillwater – ALWAYS a heart-opening experience! – and make many new friends in the New Thought community.
– Having my pal Shawn Soucy (drums, percussion, vocals) join me for both my regular Kirtan night (at East West Yoga) and Amir’s Kirtan night (at Yoga on 7th).
– Celebrating Easter by making music at the Centre for Spiritual Living in White Rock with the incredible Diane Lines (keyboard and vocals).
I feel RICHLY blessed to be able to make music with such beautiful and talented people. BIG THANKS to all! 🙂
– My next House Concert will be here in Vancouver on April 26th, and I’ll be sharing the bill with the legendary Jane Mortifee. (There’s already a waiting list! Details below.)
– This summer (Aug. 29-Sept. 5), my family is gathering in P.E.I. to celebrate my mom’s 75th birthday. The week after that (Sept. 6-11), I’m hoping to put together a little Eastern Canada “tour” (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto). If you have any suggestions for venues (or living rooms – I LOVE House Concerts!), please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what my CALENDAR looks like in the coming month. I’d be honoured to see you at any of these events. (AND please remember that I welcome any and all opportunities to serve you with my music; just e-mail me with your ideas at email@example.com.)
19, 11:00 AM – Unity of Vancouver (5840 Oak St., Vancouver) – Church Service
19, 7:00 PM – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (1012 Nelson Ave., Vancouver) – Worship Service with Curt Allison
24, 7:00-9:00 PM – St. Paul’s Anglican Church (1130 Jervis St., Vancouver) – Kirtan (Chanting) with Sandra Dawn, as people walk the Labyrinth
26, 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) – House Concert in Vancouver with Jane Mortifee (www.janemortifee.com) – $20. (Space is limited, so please RSVP with Nancy Mortifee at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to reserve a spot and to get details on the concert’s location.)
3, 10:30 AM – St. Andrew’s-Wesley (1012 Nelson Ave., Vancouver) – Church Service with Darryl Nixon (organ), David Sinclair (guitar), Buff Allen (drums), and vocal ensemble. (Minister: Rev. Gary Paterson)
8, 8:00-10:00 PM – East West Yoga (3574 W. 4th, Vancouver) – Kirtan (Chanting) with Sandra Dawn and Shawn Soucy – $15.
10, 10:30 AM – Centre for Spiritual Living, White Rock (14600 North Bluff Rd., Centennial Park, White Rock) – Church Service
NEW WEB SITE CONTENT
As well as updating the blogs and calendars on my web sites, I’ve:
– added new photos from the ANTN conference to my web site and to my MySpace page. (BIG THANKS to Michael Benjamin and Rita Harrington for the pics!)
– repackaged my two individual DVDs into one 2 DVD set, and it’s available here: http://bruha.com/Music_Store/music_store.html. (This link is also on the “Music Store/Book a Concert/Links” page of my web site. BIG THANKS to Tom Carter for the GREAT design of the new packaging!)
– added a link to a new positive music radio station (www.mindmasteryradio.com) on the “Music Store/Book a Concert/Links” page of my web site.
Happy April, everyone. Go with love!
With love and gratitude,