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Returning To Your Music, Tuning In To Your Intuition.

Returning To Your Music, Tuning In To Your Intuition.

September 22, 2021

 

This week join Alison as she shares some of her favorite everyday wisdom from spiritual gurus Wayne Dyer, Abraham Hicks and Neville Goddard. “The Feeling Is The Secret” is a key phrase to remember when working on your music practice. Alison shares her process and the importance of continually Returning To Your Music. 

Background Music Performances: 

Bach Cello Suite No.1- Prelude   performed on electric bass by Alison Keslow 

“Energy”  by Alison Keslow

The Birds and The Bees by Atilla Zoller

Perry Bakalos - guitar, Alison Keslow- bass, Patrick Dalton- drums 

“Scorpion Bowl” an original composition by Perry Bakalos, Alison Keslow and Chris Georgenes. 

 

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Intro and Outro song : 

"In The Stars". Alison Keslow

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Embracing Technology as a Drummer and Animator feat. Chris Georgenes

Embracing Technology as a Drummer and Animator feat. Chris Georgenes

September 15, 2021

This week Alison welcomes Boston based, drummer illustrator, animator, producer, audio engineer extraordinaire and visual storyteller, Chris Georgenes!

Chris is a fabulous, funky and natural born drummer..   In fact, he is one of the busiest working drummers around Boston and New England and can frequently be seen playing with the band, The Boston Naturals as well as many other New England music artists. I first became familiar with Chris when I became a fan of his remote music collaboration videos through social media during the height of covid last year,  where many talented area musicians sent him their audio tracks of their music performances through the computer.. and Chris using his many talents, ensembles them into these beautiful visual and audio music stories. On Chris’s website bostondrummer.com,  instagram and facebook.. you find the many collaborations he ended up doing.

In our conversation we talk about a few of Chris’s music video collaborations in particular. One video, was a beautiful rendition of the song, O-O-H Child” made famous in 1970 by the family band the five stairsteps. This song and collaboration was just what people needed during covid when everyone was stuck at home needing inspiration and hope. In our conversation we discussed how it came together and how the video was uploaded on a sunday evening and was on the new the next evening! .. The video can be found on youtube, it’s called “ inspirational video with 17 musicians from Boston to Italy” It features a group performance that includes musicians, medical professionals and postman also showcase their musical skills in this beautiful,  moving performance… I have also had the pleasure of playing bass for a few of Chris’s collaborations including , “tear the roof off” by parliament recorded with 13 basses and an original composition we co wrote with Perry Bakalos called, “ Scorpion Bowl” All these collaborations can be found on the websites below. 

 

In our conversation we also talk about Chris’s impressive career as an animator and the wonderful experiences that lead him to illustrate work for Steven Spielberg. 

 

Chris Georgenes was destined to be a creative person and we talk about how it all started in a car ride with his family when he was a child. Chris went to Hartford Arts School and shares his drumming and arts background as well as his drum influences and connection to the drum community by providing many free, downloadable, tracks to play with. 

 

Chris is hugely inspiring as he drives to create and produce content for all to enjoy. Chris, “Says yes to everything’ keeps his mind open and is endlessly excited and dedicated to technology,  progress and story telling. 

 

Websites :

Chris Georgenes     https://www.bostondrummer.com

                                listen to Chris's music here! 

 

Keep up with Chris on Social Media!

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLVc_j7llJH3xwT34WXS-Ow

                  https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisGeorgenes1/videos

 

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/chrisgeorgenes/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/chris.georgenes

 

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Intro song : 

"In The Stars" by Alison Keslow

 

Outro song :

"In The Stars" by Alison Keslow“     

 

Intuitive Music Lessons, Performance and Recording inquires :

http://www.alisonkeslow.com

 

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Art as a Reflection of the Times. feat. Danielle Festa

Art as a Reflection of the Times. feat. Danielle Festa

September 8, 2021

 Danielle Festa's artwork continues to inspire me as she expresses real beauty and strength that resides in everyone through her paintings. Danielle's powerful artwork combines techniques of ancient masters with modern art techniques and reflects modern times. Her creative process is fascinating to watch on instagram and combines beauty, passion , intuition and invites us all to heal through her artwork. 

Danielle Festa first began exploring the dimensions of personality constructs developed by clothing at the University of Amherst Massachusetts as a Fine Arts major. In her thesis work, she started incorporating textiles in combination with her traditional oil painting techniques. Since graduating in 2007, she has been painting and exhibiting in the New England area. Recently, she has moved to a studio at the Washington Street Mills in Dover, NH after working out of Somerville, MA for nearly a decade. Experimenting with the mixed media application of fabrics and oil paints, she continues to develop her evolving theme: the perception of dress. Danielle has shown her work in over 40 exhibitions from the Boston area to New York City to Oslo, 14 of which were solo shows in non-commercial galleries. She is also the recipient of the Boston Biennial Gold Painting Award in 2009 and the Somerville Arts Council Fellowship Grant in 2013.

 

In our conversation we talk about how she got started as an artist, her influences and family inspirations, her creative process, her fantastic Mask Yourself Series on instagram and much more!                      ______________________________________________________

You can find out more about Danielle Festa and see her artwork at these websites!

 

Websites :

Danielle Festa https://daniellefesta.com 

D graphics :  http://dgraphicsnh.com

 

Keep up with Danielle on Social Media!

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/paintingsbydfesta/?utm_medium=copy_link

Contact :  danielle@daniellefesta.com

 

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Intro and Outro song : 

"In The Stars". Alison Keslow

Intuitive Music Lessons, Performance and Recording inquires :

http://www.alisonkeslow.com

 

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Connection in the World as a Bassist feat. Brad Hallen

Connection in the World as a Bassist feat. Brad Hallen

September 1, 2021

Alison is joined by upright and electric bassist Brad Hallen. Brad has been one of the busiest working bass players in the Boston area and beyond since the 70’s! He has recorded and toured nationally and internationally with the likes of Ministry, Susan Tedeshi, Aimee Mann, Johnny Winter, Roomful of Blues and countless other great musicians. Brad's bass playing supported tours opening for the Police, Culture Club and Madness. Brad Hallen speaks wisdom when he says, “you have to keep a beginners mind” and “that it’s the connection that brings us back to the music.” Brad shares gems with us when he says, “practice makes practice’ and that “having a practice is the most important thing as a human being" In this episode, Alison and Brad talk about the roots of bass playing and what it means to find connection in the world through music. 

              

You can find out more about Brad's performances, session work and bass instruction by visiting his website http://bradhallen.com

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Intro and Outro song : 

"In The Stars". Alison Keslow

Intuitive Music Lessons, Performance and Recording inquires :

http://www.alisonkeslow.com

 

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Energy Awareness feat. Katherine McClean

Energy Awareness feat. Katherine McClean

August 25, 2021

Tips on how to better protect your energy. Join host Alison Keslow as she kicks off her podcast Earthtones with an intro on energy awareness. Then joining her will be good friend and yoga mentor Katherine McClean. In this episode, they dive into what it's like to really be aware of your precious energy, yoga practice, chakras, meditation and the poetry of 13th century poet Rumi.    

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To contact Katherine and find out more about her wonderful offerings, visit her website 

https://integrativehealingarts.weebly.com

Katherine is a Certified Hatha yoga Instructor, Licensed Nutritionist and specializes in Integrative Healing Arts such as yoga, meditation, energy and sound healing as well as nutrition and personal training. 

 

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Intro and Outro song : 

"In The Stars". Alison Keslow

Intuitive Music Lessons, Performance and Recording inquires :

http://www.alisonkeslow.com

 

Follow Alison on Social Media!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alisonkeslow/

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