Ten percent of merchandise sales is donated to the to Northern Hope Center, a residential substance abuse recovery program in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We've donated over $700 to this program in memory of our founder Jeff Martell who was active in the local recovery community before his untimely passing in 2016.
Invoking the Divine Feminine
Heart Centered Kirtan
Om Ayeem Saraswatyay Namaha, Om Dum Durgayay Namaha, Om Kleem Kalikayay Namaha, Sun Queen/ Savitri Gayatri, Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyay Swaha and Namo Guan Shi Yin Pusa.
Om Klim Kalikayay Namaha 10:580:00/10:58
Our debut album Heart Centered Kirtan is a tribute to the memory of Jeff Martell and the music that he and kirtan collaborator Libby Volckening made together before Jeff's untimely death in January 2016. The 10 original compositions weave Sanskrit mantras, hymns and aphorisms from ancient India with Jeff and Libby's own blend of rock, folk, blues, and reggae. Recorded, produced, and engineered by Garrett Sawyer at Northfire Recording Studio Mastered by Jay Frigoletto at Mastersuite Photographs by Amy Kemp CD design and original artwork by Brittany Arita Designs
Our second CD, a collection of Sanskrit mantras honoring Saraswati, Durga, Kali, Savitri, Lakshmi and Guan Yin. Featuring Libby Volckening (keys/vox), Ezra Landis (guitar), Chris Ball bass/keys/percussion/vox) and Amanda Turk (percussion), with Thomas Matherly (bass/vox), Win Ridabock (flute), Peter Siegel (mandolin), Marie Ebacher (vox), and Garrett Sawyer (percussion).
Om Ayeem Saraswatyay Namaha, Om Dum Durgayay Namaha, Om Kleem Kalikayay Namaha, and Namo Guan Shi Yin Pusa by Libby Volckening Sun Queen/ Savitri Gayatri by James Robinson & Libby Volckening Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyay Swaha by Libby Volckening, Thomas Matherly & Amanda Turk
releases May 6, 2022
Recorded by Chris Ball at Occasional Train Studio and Northfire Recording Studio Mixed by Chris Ball at Northfire Recording Studio Additional production by Garrett Sawyer Mastered by Alan Evans at Iron Wax Studios Handcut collage cover art by Loren Magruder Additional graphic design by Brittany Arita Designs
100% cotton T-shirts with our beautiful Heart Centered Kirtan mandala are available in Men's (S, M, XL) and Women's (S, M, L, XL) styles. The Women's style is longer and slimmer than the Men's style, and it has slightly shorter sleeves and more open neckline. Please indicate Size and Style when you order.
Full size archival quality print (17 W x 22 H) of the original handcut collage that graced the cover of our Invoking the Divine Feminine album. Signed by the artist Loren Magruder.
Letter size (8 1/2 x 11 inches) archival quality prints of the original handcut collage that graced the cover of our Invoking the Divine Feminine album. Signed by the artist Loren Magruder.