This Song brought us into the presence of some of the biggest and oldest trees in the world. We were mesmerized and inspired by their beauty and grace. This track is a flute mediation inspired by the wind in the trees and the ancient wisdom of the trees. Some calming music for your afternoon. Recorded in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove with the Giant Sequoia Trees.
Music by Todd Boston
Video by Andrea Boston
Little Miracles do happen…When I was about 15 years old around the holidays I was visiting my friend Paula’s house and her parents had this great CD we loved called Windham Hill Winter Solstice. At that time (and still) I was a guitar playing sponge and was always trying to find anything guitar oriented. I went to the mall and to the record store where I found a Windham Hill Guitar Sampler featuring Will Ackerman, Michael Hedges and Alex Digrassi, Needless to say the album became a huge influence and sound that changed my musical life.
Fast forward 25 years and I find myself performing on guitar at the Annual Windham Hill Winter Solstice tour with Will in front of sold out crowds at some of the greatest venues in the world along side incredible artists such as Pianist Liz Story, amazing composer and multi talented Barbara Higbie, Alex De Grassi and of course Will Ackerman.
Follow your heart, follow your dreams, you never know where you might end up! Dreams come true!!
I have been pondering this thing we call music and admittedly I am infatuated by it. I find that all day long I am tapping rhythms or singing melodies without even thinking about it. I use music in the morning to meditate and on a good day play music in the evening to wind down and rest. I love to play music with my wife, family and friends and find it connects us in amazing ways.
I honestly don’t think I could live without it and truly feel that it is as fundamental as air, water, food and love. When I play music for long periods of time I become deeply tuned in to the now, the moment of now and find myself in a state of meditation.
I remember being a kid in my teen years and I would sit and play music for hours. At that time, life was often confusing and chaotic in many ways. Something magical would happen when I played guitar for long periods of time, I would feel good, I would notice a tangible improvement in my overall view and feelings and my desire to want to harmonize to the people and world around me.
Later in life I noticed how much music tunes me into presence and provides a sanctuary of support and nurturing energy and healing that few other things do. What is it for you? What does music mean to your life.