As The Lotus Blossoms
Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda
This album is a collection of some of the best live shows mostly from 2013. The album is sure to be a favorite, especially for those who love ecstatic chanting and Jaya Lakshmi's electric live performances. The songs were also captured in some of the West Coast's favorite festivals and venues such as Beloved Festival, Peace Village Festival, Harbin Hot Springs, Bhakti Yoga Shala and more. There are also many great videos on youtube of songs to this album. There are even two youtube videos of tracks directly off the album with their corresponding video from Beloved Festival:
Om Namo Bhagavate (6) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igi22q0xN8A
Maha Mrityunjaya (8) www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NHQ-znPqF4...
Jaya Lakshmi: vocals, guitar, harmonium, shakers and kartals. Ananda Yogiji: vocals, classical guitar, bansuri flute, harmonium, and shakers. Deepak Ramapriyan: Vocals and violin on 'Jai Govinda Jai Gopal' and 'Om Namah Shivaya'. Ena Vie: Vocals on 'Ganesha Sharanam'. Howard Lipp: Keyboard on 'Ganesha Sharanam'. Al Torre: Lead guitar on 'Jai Ma' Sara Tone: Vocals and cajon on 'Om Namo Bhagavate' and 'Maha Mrityunjaya'. Ankush Vimawala: Tablas on all tracks Jason Bailey: Hammer Dulcimer on 'Jai Ma', 'Om Namo Bhagavate', and 'Maha Mrityunjaya'. Tubby Love: Vocals on 'Jai Ma' Vyola Myst: Viola on 'Jai Ma' Richard Cole: Bass on 'Ganesha Sharanam' and 'Jai Ma'. Matura: Sitar on 'Om Namo Bhagavate'. Brian BonTempo: Sarod on 'Om Namo Bhagavate'. Paul Atkinson: Percussion on 'Ganesha Sharanam'. Chuck White: Additional sitar on 'Maha Mrityunjaya'.
Special thanks to all the musicians who joined us at these wonderful concerts and for allowing us to use this material. Special thanks to those who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign to make this album possible: Luna and Larry's Coconut Bliss, Barbara and Stephan Cameron and Blue Lotus Chai, Tara Alder, Eric Kelly, Patricia Ceci, and Stephanie Saba. Thank you to our parents for the love and support they have given us to get to this point. Thank you also to our dear friends, promoters, venues and festivals who have supported these events. Thank you to all the beautiful friends who have housed us and fed us along the way. Thank you Jason Bailey for your continual support with recording, mixing and mastering support. Thank you Devis and Devas for this incredibly blessed life and for making all this possible.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ananda Yogiji with the support of Jaya Lakshmi. All recordings took place in 2013 except for 'Ganesha Sharanam' which was in 2012. Album graphics by Viandara.