A Summer of Joyful Festivals and Retreats in Pictures!

Summer 2013 is still in full swing and I’m so grateful for the most blessed events I’ve been invited to be part of! Here are some peeks into the various events! A million thanks to the festival and retreat organizers! It’s because of you that we get to come together in loving community to nourish and spirits and connection to one another and, most importantly, ourselves!


With David Newman at Bhakti Fest Midwest

With Jai

Singing with Jai Uttal at Bhakti Fest Midwest (w/ Joni Allen and Sean Johnson)

Sean and Vrinda Nataraj

Dancing Nataraja with Sean Johnson, Bhakti Fest Midwest


With Emy Berti at Bliss Beat Festival, Italy


Bliss Beat Festival “Love-In”, Italy


Singing with the Hanumen in Maine (Benjy Wertheimer, Gaura Vani)


Arriving at Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON (Morgan Doctor, Jason Fowler, Shannon Kingsbury, Andrew McPherson, Robert Kingsbury)


Shanti Retreat Crew! Wolfe Island, ON



With Adam Bauer and Narada Wise, Yoga Fest, Northern Michigan


Joining Parvati Devi on stage at Yoga Fest, Michigan


Adam Bauer, Atmaram, Krishnamoyee at  Yoga Fest, Michigan


Gospel Hour at Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON with Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Martha Wainwright, Shane Koyczan, Ruth Moody



Gospel Hour at Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON with Sarah Lee Guthrie,  Johnny Irion, Martha Wainwright, Shane Koyczan, Ruth Moody


A truly a beautiful experience this past weekend at Bliss Beat Festival in Alessandria, Italy!

(for more photos click HERE!)

Here is a photo of  my magnificent band: Vijay, Rasika, Saraswati and Nitai from The Kirtaniyas, Philippo Franchini, Ben Kreisel and Spring Groove!

What a joy to join Jai Uttal for both of his amazing sets. Here is a picture from Saturday afternoon:

During my set on Friday night I was joined by the fabulous Spring Grove, Philippo Franchini, The Kirtaniyas and Ben Kreisel…then…The wonderful Dave Stringer joined us for some VERY energetic renditions of Sri Ram and the Maha Mantra

In the Studio – March 9 (today’s Studio Angel L.S.)

Today’s cherished Studio Angel is L.S. Thank you from the expanses of my heart for your help in making this overflowingly creative day possible!

Being in Marin County to create is such a rich blessing! The weather is beautiful, the vibe is clear and bright and  inspiration abounds.  Today’s day in the studio started at around 10:30 after a lovely  5 minute walk from my March digs to Ben’s studio. Ben and I wrote a sweet intro to “Nataraja”. We arranged that tune and then arranged Cartwheel Galaxy” (wow, wait til you hear the super new ending on this one!) We then moved on to “Sita Ram” and I did my acoustic guitar part to Ben’s absolutely kickin’ beats, bass and keys which he laid down last evening (thanks again to you L.S!). Can’t wait to start the vocals tomorrow.

A few other wonderful things that happened today:

– I had the pleasure of having brief but beautifully resonant interactions with some magical people, namely Teresa, Kenny and Axel (Axel is two years old and while wearing a viking hat sang “Make ’em Laugh” to me with great gusto!)

– I was also serenaded by many joyful birds

– I’ve rediscovered the great benefit of a shot of wheatgrass juice!

– My Mom turned 65!!!

More soon….

Love, B

I thought I’d include a photo that shows a snippet of why being here in California is SO inspiring! This is Ben Leinbach, Radanath, Jai Uttal and Manose sound checking before a beautiful kirtan on Saturday nightSoundcheck for Jai Uttal's kirtan