Spur of the Moment
Spur of the Moment
Revolutionary music may seem
hard to come by in these days and times.
Long gone is the era of
artists like Bob Marley, The Clash,
Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith
getting airplay and bringing
their messages to the masses.
But that doesn’t mean that
the revolution isn’t still brewing
in the hearts and minds of
many people around the globe.
Meet Mike Love. One of reggae
music’s rising stars.
Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii
to a musical family that
Mike Love brings a multitude of
influences to the table, all tied
together by the common goal
of making the world a better place.
Through the grassroots method
of releasing his albums independently,
on his own Love Not War Records label,
and performing 250 plus shows a year,
Love has built an ever growing
following for his unique and
inspiring music. He has toured with
many artists in the
circles of conscious,
roots music, including
Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko
and many more.
Over the past few years he performed
to enthusiastic audiences at the
California Roots Festival, Wakarusa,
Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest,
just to name a few.
He has also enjoyed great success
and exposure through the web
on outlets like YouTube,
with one of his videos
just recently hitting 9 million views!
On his award winning debut album,
The Change I’m Seeking,
Love harkens the legends
of roots reggae in both his lyrics
and his sound, but never relies
on any one genre to hold him down.
Coming from a wealth of influences,
Love fuses the simple rhythms
of classic reggae with the
complex changes of the classical
and rock music he was first
trained on to come up with a
style wholly unique to him.
On his follow up album,
Love Will Find A Way,
released September 1st, 2015,
Love further refines his sound
and message, with grand and striking
arrangements and deep heartfelt emotions,
he takes you on a journey
which many describe as "life changing".
He calls for immediate and drastic
change in environmental impact on
"Step Lightly", affirms his connection
with fans on "I Love You,
and shows a vulnerable
and touching insight into
his personal life on "Advaya's Song"
and "No Regrets".
Following up with his most eclectic
blend of styles, "Love Overflowing"
perfectly compliments the
previous release, with a downplayed
mood of depth and
reflection in the music.
But it’s his message, his passion,
the wisdom behind his words
that truly resonate with his fans.
“It’s always been about the healing,”
Mike Love explains,
“I’ve never been into music
that was shallow. I’m still learning a
bout where I’m going
and where I want to be.
All the music is a learning
tool for me too. I just make
myself open to it and the
messages come through.
It’s just as teaching and healing
for me as it is for anyone.”
His songs take you on a
journey, one of healing and inspiration.
One designed to help you
on your path to knowledge,
wisdom and understanding.
On “Permanent Holiday”
he takes you on a lyrical quest
for freedom, both his and yours.
He laments the ills of the
world but also discusses solutions
and ideas to change them.
On "Earthlings" he sings about being vegan,
about animal cruelty and
about holding yourself accountable
for your actions.
These are songs with messages
designed to affect change
in a time when it is
so desperately necessary.
Love and his band have already
toured in the U.S., Canada,
Central America, Europe, Australia,
New Zealand and East Asia.
Mike Love has shared the
stage with artists like
Michael Franti, Trevor Hall,
Nahko & Medicine For The People,
Xavier Rudd, Rebelution, John Butler Trio,
Groundation, Steel Pulse,
Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson.
2017 is shaping up to be a big year
of even more growth for Love
and his musical family with
plenty of touring and work
on a brand new record!
Mike Love's Facebook Page
Pat Simmons Jr
Pat Simmons Jr. is a singer/songwriter
raised on Maui, Hawai'i close to
remote valleys and waves.
"I like to say I'm a surfer by dawn,
father and a husband by day,
and a musician at night".
He has had a diverse life
growing up around the world
on tour with his father's band The Doobie Brothers,
yet remains a true Maui local at heart,
living on the family farm,
always carrying the message of Aloha 'Aina
(Love for the land).
Pat is on the board of directors for the
Hawai'i Farmer's Union United
Haleakala Chapter, and is part
of a conscious community
of islanders who care for the
natural environment through simple living.
This means having a positive impact
on the land and water
by growing food organically and
supporting regenerative agriculture
throughout the islands. Surviving cancer,
acquiring a degree in Ecology,
and raising a child on the same land
he was raised on in Maui
are all part of what has shaped
this young man's mission.
His music is like a lei of many flowers,
influenced by Hawai'ian musicians,
as well as those of his father's generation.
He has shared the stage with
The Doobie Brothers,
Chicago, Jack Johnson,
Willie Nelson, Micah & Lukas Nelson,
Trevor Hall, The Wailers,
Greg Allman & more.
Pat's debut 2017 album release
is entitled "This Mountain".
A folk-rock island blend featuring
award winning Hawai'ian artist Keali'i Reichel.
As well as local Hawai'ian bluesman Willie K.
Pat's father, founding member
of The Doobie Brothers,
co-produced the E.P. on Maui.
Other special featured artists include:
Elvin Bishop, the blues legend
Hutch Hutchinson, bass player for Bonnie Raitt
John McFee of The Doobie Brothers
Bill Payne, original pianist for Little Feat
John Cowan, from New Grass Revival
Pat Simmons Jr Facebook Page
Jackson and Melissa Nash
Jackson & Melissa Nash
(Son of Graham Nash of CSNY)
Stellar Gardens on Kauai
Growing up in the Rock and Roll
scene Jackson learned a thing
or two about magical music moments
Jackson has shared the stage
with just way too many
legendary musicians to list.
Getting Back Into The Garden....
Jackson and Melissa have been exploring
Permaculture land stewardship
alongside the Musical Arts
on the North Shore Kauai
Biomass Composting toilet makers,
and Tiny Home fabricators
Melissa and Jackson's band
Jackson and Melissa Nash
Rooted in the best
of country music traditions,
Matthew Human’s music is
about the simple life,
and what’s truly important –
healthy food, clean air and water,
true love, and community.
It’s that kind of
hippie country rock
that you probably haven’t heard
since the early days of the Eagles.
From 2003 to 2012 Human toured with
his country-rock dance band,
“The Human Revolution”
one of the best-loved acts
on the West Coast festival circuit.
His 2007 award-winning
pro-hemp video “Tree of Life”
garnered over 600,000 views
on social media.
In 2009 he opened for
Willie Nelson’s Labor Day show,
and he has led three US-based tours in
support of GMO labeling initiatives,
including a 315-mile march from
Brooklyn NY to Washington DC
culminating outside the White House on
International Food Day in 2011.
He is also the
Global Music Ambassador
for Food For Life Global,
the largest vegetarian
food relief program
in the world.
In 2014 Matthew Human joined
an elite group
of compassion-driven artists
when he performed
for the inmates at
Folsom Prison in
For his eighth studio album,
a pop-country project
that breaks musical barriers
and brings fresh new energy
to the country world,
Matthew Human returns to his
Nashville, Tennessee roots.
Human currently divides his time
between touring and Costa Rica,
where he has built a simple
home and grows food on 80 acres
of cooperatively owned land.
Matthew Human Facebook Page
Amber Lily and Tubby Love
One people, one family, one race, one tribe.
Bringing unity through harmony.
Care for the planet, all people.
Amber's sweet soul
strength in song.
Music helps her shed
from an oppressive history of cultures.
She discovers her truth in the natural
Wild & shares through the music,
bringing the FREE Power
of the natural world
everywhere she goes.
From the garden to the globe,
Tubby Love is gathering the tribe.
Born David Andrew Terrett,
Tubby's physical, spiritual,
and musical transformation has been
a testimony to the power
of human evolution.
Music has been the catalyst
his connection to life
and also a bridge
for sharing his journey with others.
Calling the island of Kauai home
has set forth a
Roots Family movement involving
and energy practices
connecting communities inter-island
Tubby and his partner Amber Lily
have been blessed
to create a soundtrack
for this movement
alongside artists like
Medicine For The People,
Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall,
Nattali Rize, Paul Izak,
Cas Haley, as well as other artists
with a similar message.
In a time of much needed change,
Tubby Love is unifying
the people through music
and addressing real issues
to inspire solutions.
Amber and Tubby Facebook Page
Once upon a time,
to make moments..
with their hands.
Then man came and
brought his technology,
killing the pixies and fairies.
What makes the
homey Ozark stew
of Handmade Moments
so very nourishing,
so perfectly spiced?
Partake and be effortlessly
guided through wistful and
deep channels of musical flavor,
rich with hearty roots and fungi,
and watered from
the sacred well
of American musics:
jazz old-time country blues
soul hip-hop rock
and it don't stop
Glistening with insight and whimsy,
long-simmering with righteous
compassion and beauty,
Handmade Moments are
a fearless all-weather
duo - complementary spirits
of musical tightrope and magic -
serving up entrée to their
secret river of goodness
Handmade Moments Facebook Page
Grass Valley CA
One of the most poignant voices
currently floating about…
Ayla Nereo is an otherworldly artist
who shares the fruits of her soul
~ The Huffington Post
Ayla’s relationship with the earth
is imprinted in her music…
expansive and intriguing
Ayla Nereo‘s voice
hits straight to the heart.
With an array of loop-pedals by her side,
she builds layer upon layer of
vocal melodies into fierce,
sweeping harmonies and weaves
syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba,
piano, and percussion
into each live performance.
Her lucid storytelling and lyrical
imagery are water for the thirsty soul;
words and sounds that
crack open the heart,
and embody the many
folds of our own selves.
Raised on opera, 60s folk,
and psychedelic rock,
Ayla’s music touches both
the timeless and modern;
where prayerful circle songs,
mantra, and roots music meet
ancient beats and folktronica.
Crafting an immersive soundscape
we can dive into, Ayla’s performances
are each their own inspired journey;
an enchanting and poignant experience
that holds you by the
heart and doesn’t let go.
Ayla Nereo's Facebook Page