10/01/17: Adam Bauer and Joe Treasure
ADAM BAUER is a favorite performer on the yoga festival circuit, playing to fans at Bhakti Fest, Wanderlust, and other events. Born and raised in Boston and deeply involved in the Kirtan and spiritual scene in New England, Bauer has been committed to the transcendent and musical life since the 1980’s. He is known for co-founding the popular reggae-rock band, The Equalites, and his Kirtan cred was solidified by his seven years of bass playing with the genre’s most well-known artist, Krishna Das. Adam’s critically-acclaimed first solo record, Shyam Lila, debuted on Mantralogy Records in 2014. His new set, Wonderville, was co-produced by Adam and noted Kirtan producer Ben Leinbach. Musicians on the album include: Hans Christian on cello; Steve Gorn on bansuri flute; and Ben Leinbach on drums, percussion, vocals, keyboards, and programming. Learn more at his website.
Raised sixth in a family of nine, JOE TREASURE enjoyed a capriciously Bohemian childhood. Having received his educational grounding at the hands of Carmelite priests, he escaped to Cheltenham Grammar School where he excelled only in music and art. His architectural ambitions were thwarted by low grades in math and physics. The local college of further education allowed him to pursue more congenial subjects, after which he surprised everyone, not least himself, by winning a place to read English at Keble College, Oxford. Along with his talent for writing, Joe Treasure has taught English and run a successful drama program in Wales. For a while he was in Los Angeles, but returned to the British Isles with his wife, Dr. Leni Wildflower, in 2004. Since that time he has studied creative writing. His most recent, and third book, is entitled, The Book of Air. It is his first venture into “speculative fiction,” and is “a story of survival, the shaping of memory, and the enduring impulse to find meaning in a turbulent world.” Learn more at his website.