Press-Testimonials

“Brenda McMorrow has a gift. When she sings, Maharaji (Neem Karoli Baba) is there”

– Ram Dass

“Canadian kirtan artist Brenda McMorrow has a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics—and making every chant sound like a sultry love song. Her latest release, My Heart Bows Down To You, marries world beats, folksy minor-key melodies, and Sanskrit mantras with conscious lyrics that showcase McMorrow’s evolving understanding of bhakti yoga. It’s great for a heart-opening practice or a thoughtful road trip.”

-Yoga Journal, 2016

“…Brenda McMorrow has forged her own unique and welcoming style of mantra music, blending elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms, with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility.  Her new album, Igniting the Beauty, blends inspired reinterpretations of some of her best repertoire material with meditative new compositions that explore gorgeous vistas of dreamlike melodies”

– Yoga Journal, 2014

 

“The soft cooing of Brenda’s voice demands attention; her mantras gently caress the soul…we can hear Brenda’s gratitude in the music. We feel her pranams, her deep bows. Thank you, Brenda, for sharing yourself with your listeners.”

-Yoga Chicago Magazine

 

“The sweetness of Brenda’s voice and vision coupled with Ben Leinbach‘s unswervingly magnificent production (and a host of wonderful guest musicians) brings us an exceptional offering … highly recommended!”

– Benjy Wertheimer (Shantala, The Hanumen) on “Igniting the Beauty”

 

“…if you don’t hear a subtle echo of Bonnie Raitt, you’re not listening hard enough.”

– Retailing Insight Magazine

“Brenda is a powerhouse: a strong and supple voice, sublime songwriting, a compassionate presence, steady wisdom, and a great sense of humor. Traveling and singing with her is incredibly fun. I’d follow her anywhere.”

– Dave Stringer

“Brenda McMorrow’s Hanuman Chalisa; Windblown Version is an amazing feat in itself. Uplifting and wildish, you can feel the wind, as the words roll off Brenda’s tongue. I had the honor of hearing her perform this at the first Bhakti Fest Midwest, and it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Energetic, bright and fun! Brenda has a great sense of humor and style, a supple beautiful voice, and a bluegrass vision of the Hanuman Chalisa. I can see her smiling, winking at us while strumming her acoustic guitar.

Grace and abandon give the Chalisa this rare form.”

– Yoga Chicago

“…Brenda McMorrow’s mellifluous voice touches the heart and ear with an immediate, expansive and nourishing ease; it is a voice that broadcasts equal parts eternal wisdom and eternal youth.”

– Mount Shasta Magazine

 

“Canada’s Brenda McMorrow brings us a soul-stirring and deeply-introspective listening experience…Brenda ‘ignites’ not only beauty, but creativity, as well. Unlock your inner lotus with Brenda McMorrow’s latest soul-quenching wanderings on Igniting The Beauty.”

– Inside World Music

 

“One of Gods great songstresses. As she passed by at the moment of conception, God stood up from her heavenly throne and screamed aloud “and this one will enhearten the planet with her voice”. And she hasn’t missed a beat since.”

-Jeff Brown, Author of Soulshaping

 

“As rich as it is with good feeling and Leinbach’s warm production space, Ameya depends on Brenda McMorrow’s dusky voice and laid-back but earthy, present style, as beguiling, sensual, and sweet as you always imagined life could be…When yogic chant and singer-songwriter talent merges in a nurturing voice like McMorrow’s we all benefit. This wandering Canadian folk troubadour has found a home in the boundless flow of newly awakened spirit; the power and light is audible in her every breath on Ameya, and you, me, and the world are all invited to dance, meditate, sing along, or just drift in the flow of a happy, settled heart.”

– Daily Om

 

“…a sparkling addition to the spiritual community…”

– Michael Mollura, LA Yoga Magazine

 

“Brenda McMorrow shines her light through her life and music”

– Gary Goldberg, In The Spirit Radio Show

 

“Brenda McMorrow’s CD Ameya is truly a lush offering in every sense, communicating her abundant devotion in a way which speaks to the heart and caresses the ears with spiritual sweetness and a rich palette of musical diversity”

– David Newman a.k.a Durga Das

 

“…a phenomenal and unique talent…”

– Duncan Day-Myron, The Ontarion

 

“Brenda’s music is inspiring, beautifully composed and allows for one to be introspective, to self-inquire, and be joyous and peaceful all in the same moment. Her chants find their way into your daily life, surrounding you in states of peace and joy. If you are able, travel to see her live Kirtans. You will be transported into parts of your Self that feel like Home.”

– Donna Poulidis, Yoga Instructor/Kirtan Musician

 

“Brenda has a gorgeous, sweet voice & the melodies just make you want to get up & dance & whirl! She ROCKS the Kirtan!”

Laura L. Yoho

 

“Wow, I love your stuff, your voice and your website is gorgeous!! The harmony that starts of the second piece on myspace (Shante Prashante) is really, really beautiful… stand out of the ordinary beautiful… peace and thanks for sharing your wonderful voice”

– Stephen Hudecki, Sound Practitioner/Drummer

“What a privilege and blessing to have you here to infuse our space with your amazing energy. Thank you.”

– Michele Barnes, Co-owner The Lotus Centre, London, ON

“Hello beautiful soul! I bought your CD Ameya from the Bookshelf this morning … LOVE IT!!! …to have you share your talent with the world is a wonderful gift to all of us. I feel so calm, inspired, and full of love after listening to your music. THANK YOU!!!”

– Kathryn Tonizzo

“What an inspiring, energizing, refreshing and uplifting event last night! The strong beat of your open heart resonates thru your music…”

– Henry Guetter

“Thank you again for sharing your beautiful music with me, this past Saturday evening, and allowing me to experience the true essence of your soul. It was an amazing gift and an inspiration for me to continue to live into my true Being…Namaste.”

– Paula Barron

“I felt like my heart chakra was opening so huge in the room. An amazing feeling. Thank you for teaching me the power of these mantras. It has opened a whole new world for me…”

– Cheryl Jones

“You are a gift from Heaven. I have been truly blessed, and blissed out. Thank you.”

– JC

“Truly heart opening. Laughter, Joy, Tears. Thank you.”

– SM

“Thank you for the healing”

RM

“…we had the privilege of chanting with Brenda and her group in Guelph last Saturday… it was our first Kirtan and Brenda really WOWed us… she is not only very talented but her loving energy brings peace and joy to those she touches… it was an enchanting experience and we are looking forward to many, many more…”

– Betty Ovejas