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First copies of ONE are here!

What happens when you have your studio full of instruments and you just wanna play them all!?? Getting creative #toddboston #onemanband#newalbumcoming

Laying out the instruments I played on the recordings for a photoshoot today...This album ONE has been long in the making but I am really excited to be sharing more coming soon!" ~ TB 🙂 🎵 

Setting up all the instruments played by Todd on the new album ONE

Nice touch from Andrea Boston with the twine and Rosemary from our garden, each album is signed and sent by us from Magic Cottage Studios! 

Super excited! We received the first copies of the new solo album titled ... ONE ... set to release Friday Sept. 29 2017!! 😊🎶❤ A great way to support this project is to pre order on iTunes or Bandcamp and help us build momentum! You will immediately receive the first download single now called Hawk Medicine.

Thanks to Andrea M. Boston for the beautiful photo artwork and Tom Eaton for the pristine Mastering work!

Shambhu

Shambhu’s New Album…
Produced by Todd Boston Join us in the making of this special album…

with gifted Guitarist and Composer Shambhu.  Heartfelt and Soulful music from an intuitive artist.  Currently we are in production with scheduled release at the end of 2016. Join us on the creative journey and watch these making of videos…

Silvia Nakkach – Liminal

Produced by Todd Boston — Liminal conveys a sense of unbounded space, a state in between states, with original music not attached to any particular form. The album is a sound journey inspired by the impermanence of the life of clouds. It invites a more open listening experience where time is dilated and carefully crafted as the space between sound and silence, and density and sparseness. Atmospheres of abstract sound merge with sparks of melodic expression, both spontaneously arising, meeting and dissolving. The musicians choose to not dwell in the center of the music, but rather as another listener. In the aural continuum, the human element becomes part of the ambience finding a new field of possibilities listening and playing with the environment itself.

https://silvianakkach.bandcamp.com


All Song Composed and Arranged by Silvia Nakkach and Todd Boston

Produced by Todd BostonExecutive Producer – Silvia Nakkach Recorded and Engineered by Todd Boston @ Magic Cottage Studios, Lagunitas CA. Mastered November 2015 by Michael Romanowski @ Coast Mastering Studios, Berkeley CACover Art Design by Shara GardnerPhotography by Silvia Nakkach (front/back cover) and Andrea Boston (inside cover) Musicians:Silvia Nakkach – Vocals, Piano, Sound DesignTodd Boston – Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, GuitarViol, Sound DesignDavid Darling – VioloncelloJeff Oster – Flugelhorn, TrumpetVal Serrant – Percussion, Voice

Jeff Oster

Jeff Oster – Next…
Produced by Will Ackerman, Tom Eaton, Jeff Oster
…Guitar on track 9 Todd Boston, Engineering on track 6


Heather Houston

Heather Houston – Prayers for the Water
Produced by Todd Boston,

Released in November of 2015!

This evocative and uplifting album highlights music from diverse traditions blessing and honoring the life-giving element of water. Deeply soothing and relaxing, it invites you to fall in love with the spirit of water through the spirit of music.

Heather Houston layers her heart-opening voice to create a rich tapestry of vocal harmonies alive with reverence for our sacred waters.

The album also features:

Award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Todd Boston
Internationally-acclaimed artists Jami Sieber on cello and Tammy Hall on piano
The transcendent voices of Heather’s global music choir, Yala Lati
One of the chants from the album, Om Mani Padme Hum, was highlighted in the Global #LoveWater Telesummit with Deepak Chopra.

Press

“Prayers for the Water is clearly one of the finest releases of this year, Grammy-worthy, and an intimate listening companion for years to come. Dive in and you’ll swim effortlessly!”
— Common Ground Magazine

“Her deep love for water is infused throughout the album.”
— Good Times

“Heather Houston’s Prayers for the Water explores different traditions of praise for the life-giving qualities of water.”
Santa Cruz Sentinel

visit www.HeatherHoustonMusic.com 



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” Todd Boston is an extraordinary producer and multi-instrumentalist musician! Not only does he have the technical expertise, professionalism, and vast knowledge of the music industry, he also brings the fullness of his heart and depth of devotion to the project.

He has the ability to hold and expand the vision of the project with the artist so that one feels carried and supported the whole way through.

I am still in awe at the exquisite beauty that we created together for the “Prayers for the Water” album. And Magic Cottage Studios is just that. Pure magic! Tucked away in the forest next to a little creek and lots of wildlife. The whole experience is Divine! But wait, it gets better!

Todd’s beautiful wife Andrea is also on team Magic Cottage. Not only is she the hostess with the mostess who treats the artists like royalty, she is an exceptional graphic designer whose design work for the album art is inspired by her being steeped in the essence of the music as it is being created. Her work is clean and clear, refined and artistic.

I’m completely delighted by the whole experience! I would recommend Andrea as graphic designer and Todd as a recording engineer and producer to any musician who is ready to allow the heart of the music to show them the way! “

Ajeet Kaur

Ajeet Kaur – At the Temple Door
– Produced by Todd Boston

Ajeet Kaur is an artist of depth and devotion who sings from her heart and soul.   We co-created the beautiful album At the Temple Door released by Spirit Voyage in 2013.  There are many great things to come for such a special artist.

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Recording Journey at the Magic Cottage Studios |photos by Andrea Boston|

Here is a short video by Ajeet talking about the album

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