Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion – it was, rather, his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album, soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. There he studied classical guitar and was also introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music. Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music with hints of inspiration from India, has led him to a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
Hall’s most recent full-length album releases, Chapter of the Forest (2014) and KALA (2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively. He is currently touring around the US and Australia. While on tour, Hall collects donations to support children’s education in India.
Revolutionary music may seem hard to come by in these days and times. Long gone is the era of artists like Bob Marley, The Clash, Stevie Wonder and Patti Smith getting airplay and bringing their messages to the masses. But that doesn’t mean that the revolution isn’t still brewing in the hearts and minds of many people around the globe.
Meet Mike Love. One of reggae music’s rising stars. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii to a musical family that spans generations, Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place. Through the grassroots method of releasing his albums independently, on his own Love Not War Records label, and performing 250 plus shows a year, Love has built an ever growing following for his unique and inspiring music. He has toured with many artists in the circles of conscious, roots music, including Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Nahko and many more. Over the past few years he performed to enthusiastic audiences at the California Roots Festival, Wakarusa, Wanderlust and the Montreal Jazz Fest, just to name a few. He has also enjoyed great success and exposure through the web on outlets like YouTube, with one of his videos just recently hitting 9 million views!
On his award winning debut album, The Change I’m Seeking, Love harkens the legends of roots reggae in both his lyrics and his sound, but never relies on any one genre to hold him down. Coming from a wealth of influences, Love fuses the simple rhythms of classic reggae with the complex changes of the classical and rock music he was first trained on to come up with a style wholly unique to him. On his follow up album, Love Will Find A Way, released September 1st, 2015, Love further refines his sound and message, with grand and striking arrangements and deep heartfelt emotions, he takes you on a journey which many describe as “life changing”. He calls for immediate and drastic change in environmental impact on “Step Lightly”, affirms his connection with fans on “I Love You, and shows a vulnerable and touching insight into his personal life on “Advaya’s Song” and “No Regrets”. Following up with his most eclectic blend of styles, “Love Overflowing” perfectly compliments the previous release, with a downplayed mood of depth and reflection in the music.
But it’s his message, his passion, the wisdom behind his words that truly resonate with his fans. “It’s always been about the healing,” Mike Love explains, “I’ve never been into music that was shallow. I’m still learning about where I’m going and where I want to be. All the music is a learning tool for me too. I just make myself open to it and the messages come through. It’s just as teaching and healing for me as it is for anyone.”
His songs take you on a journey, one of healing and inspiration. One designed to help you on your path to knowledge, wisdom and understanding. On “Permanent Holiday” he takes you on a lyrical quest for freedom, both his and yours. He laments the ills of the world but also discusses solutions and ideas to change them. On “Earthlings” he sings about being vegan, about animal cruelty and about holding yourself accountable for your actions. These are songs with messages designed to affect change in a time when it is so desperately necessary.
Love and his band have already toured in the U.S., Canada, Central America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and East Asia. Mike Love has shared the stage with artists like Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Xavier Rudd, Rebelution, John Butler Trio, Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson. 2017 is shaping up to be a big year of even more growth for Love and his musical family with plenty of touring and work on a brand new record!
Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- Wild-hearted globe-trotter Dustin Thomas is making waves from America to Australia with his infectious blend of beat-box/soul-folk. Armed with his voice, a guitar, and universal anthems of love and war; this young singer-songwriter continues to inspire hearts around the world on his mission of peace, joy, and unity. As a touring artist Dustin Thomas is known worldwide for his captivating and unifying performances and soulfully crafted sing-a-longs. As a recording artist, Dustin has built a unique grassroots following online and boasts over a half a million streams on his website alone. Truly a man of the road, Dustin Thomas has shared the stage with the biggest names in conscious music including SOJA, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, and Nahko and Medicine for The People. As an advocate for both social and environmental justice, Dustin Thomas uses his platform to inspire both awareness and consciousness about important issues and writes music that encourages all people from all walks of life to work through the hard times, appreciate the good times, and ultimately to love themselves, love the planet, and love each other.
Chris Berry & Bana Kuma Orchestra
Join us at camp Bana Kuma/Mystic Rising and create an epic performance to be shared at the closing ceremonies on Sunday night of this mini festival this year.
If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing, If your heart beats you can drum, If you play an instrument then it you should bring!
We will dance, drum, sing and play in honor of the four elements. All instruments are welcome.
Our performance will invoke archetypes that represent universal wisdom and through intention we will bring this wisdom to life.
Instead of watch this go down you are invited to be a part of it and join us on stage.
If you sign up for the workshop journey (starting on Thursday) you will get to learn the material and the wisdom behind it. Our days will be filled with music and dance and nights with story and song. This is a very special opportunity to create the energy as a foundation on the Friday before Mystic opens up to the rest of the festival.
Don’t let culture create you, we are the creators of culture. See you there!
Originally from Philadelphia, JAH LEVI, the son of record producer and world renown folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein, first learned guitar from the late Rev. Gary Davis in the 1960’s, and later learned bass guitar as his “main” instrument. After studying music with many great master musicians and teachers, he majored in Ethnomusicology and world music studies. A trained herbalist and acupuncturist, he is “livicated” to proliferating consciousness through proper living “standing up to do the right thingJAH LEVI AND THE HIGHER REASONING, are world class musicians who are versatile enough to spontaneously perform all genres of music. His ability as a band leader is exemplified by the trust and loyalty of his group, several of whom have been with him since the group’s beginning and many who return (from the far corners of the globe) to perform year after year. They perform a unique blend of Reggae-Rastafarian music that is spiritually uplifting and fun to dance to. JAH LEVI founded THEOCRATIC RECORDS, one of the first independent reggae record labels in america, and JAH WORKS STUDIOS, the first solar powered digital (24-bit) recording studio in the world.
JAH LEVI has performed on the same stage with many reggae, folk and pop super stars such as: Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Ijahman Levi, Ras Michael, Culture, Israel Vibration, The Itals, Wailing Souls, Bob Dylan, The Persuasions, Peter Gabriel, Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh, The Wailers, Hamsa Lila, Lost at Last, etc. He has also performed at festivals worldwide such as: the Glastonbury Festival in England, the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Reggae on the river, and the Seattle Hemp Fest and has played a large majority of the major music venues in North America. He has enjoyed chart action with his music on radio and Television around the world.
He is a world class musician with over 20 albums out, and 25 years of touring and performing his unique blend of Reggae / world fusion worldwide. He is well known for his abilities as a band leader, and is an independent music producer and engineer as well. His music continues to influence people with a powerful synergy of uplifting music and thought provoking lyrics, truly medicine for the hungry and afflicted soul, spreading a message of love and unity for all beings.
Satsang is a conscious music collective. Creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more.
Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn’t until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”
On March 20th, 2017 the band released their sophomore full length album Pyramid(s) on the Rootfire Cooperative Label, featuring guest appearances by Nahko Bear and Tim Snider of Medicine For The People, Wookiefoot, Tubby Love, and Grammy Award winner Chris Berry. It’s safe to say Satsang is well underway to a big year.
Tubby Love & Amber Lilly
From the garden to the globe, Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.
Watch his new music video SAGES ( Featuring The Oakland Ecstatic Dancing Community):
SAGES Music Video
Mountain Medicine Live Music Video Directed by Grototote:
Here is a link to stream the SAGES EP:
Bana Kuma Orchestra (with Chris Berry)
Bana Kuma is a wisdom tradition and a word that sees our creative power as a sacred gift. Our ability to make ethereal thoughts manifest in the physical is Bana Kuma and each person possesses this power.
Chris Berry’s Bana Kuma is based on the ancient concept that music and dance is a form of prayer that includes the community erasing the lines between performer and observer.
Through a series of workshops participants are taught 4 pieces that represent the 4 elements. The Bana Kuma likens these 4 elements to the creative process: Air is thought, Fire transformation and water is the feeling or emotion that gives brith to the final manifestation which is seen as the element of earth.
These pieces are inclusive in that they cater to profesional musicians and dancers as well as total novices. Chris Berrys masterful compositions include challenges for the most seasoned musicans as well as simpler parts for the total beginner. As Chris was taught in Zimbabwe, “If you can walk you can dance if you can talk you can sing.
Several days of workshops are held to learn the material. These workshops culminate in a prayer-formance that can be done as a private ceremony or on stage for thousands. The Bana Kuma orchestra includes drums, marimbas, dance, song and all varieties of western instruments. Chris Berrys Bana Kuma is heavily african inspired but there are many other influences intertwined making it a truly eclectic experience.
A group intention or prayer is decided upon before beginning the Bana Kuma journey. Also each individual is encouraged to use the music and dance as a personal prayer. The effects of these prayers has been documented in thousands of people being healed or experiencing massive changes in their day to day lives.
Participating and or witnessing a Bana Kuma is said to have profound inspirational effect. In the tradition of Bana Kuma there are no teachers or teachings, priests or sermons, leaders and followers. Instead one is encouraged to example their own Bana kuma or creation. As an initiate of the Bana Kuma tradition Chris Berry’s exampleship of his Bana Kuma has inspired countless people to follow their dreams around the world.
We have all felt the power of music and dance but have we truly explored its full potential. We invite you to experience music that uses sacred geometry and symatics as its base and strong intention as its guide. Experience a dance and music whose very essence welcomes and is supported by the unseen realms.
For more info please visit www.ChrisBerryMusic.org
The ONE TRIBE Movement
One People, One Nation, One Family. ONE TRIBE is a declaration of our global togetherness. This music is the harmonic convergence of Tubby Love, Amber Lily, Jordan Walker, Tha Mammoth, and Kelli Love. Rooted in their love for the land, these artists have come to share inspirations for the healing of the Earth.
ONE TRIBE is gathering to bring music, plant medicines, and the message of oneness to the world. Navigating through challenges that we as a global family face, ONE TRIBE artistically expresses and informs through solution based thinking. Their intention is to unify and ignite local communities with song dance and prayer as a life style in tune with the rhythms of the natural world.
Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant LIFE(!) – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.
Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.
Chad released his first full-length album “Show Us The Way Of The Heart” in 2014, and in 2015 his most recent release “This New Ancient Paradigm”, featuring the single “Live Love”.
Maesyn is a singer-songwriter / violinist / music producer. She has been classically trained on violin and piano since the age of 4, & also plays guitar and whistles. She weaves fun funky beats with elements of classical, Pop, gypsy jazz, and folk into her own breed of slinky swingy cabaret. She alchemizes life reflections into song spells, singing her way home and embedding uplifting reminders of Truth into the subconscious mind.
Trill LeBeau is the singer of a band he founded called Cosmic Serenity. He & his band have played at festivals such a Shangrala, Flow Fest and others. A number of our favorite musicians have joined him on stage including those playing at Mystic Rising 2017 such as Tubby Love, One Tribe (Preach and Kelli Love, Al Torre and others. His songs have heart and passion and a tribal cathartic strength to move through, let go and feel more alive again!
In Trill’s own words: “I am the Lead Vocalist of a band Call’d ” Cosmic Serenity ” And We Are But Old Sckool Hippie’s and a Gipsy Traveling Band . We are two fellow luminous beings riding the wave of musical medicine. With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folksy sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet… or just get up and lay the boogie down! “
The Uprising Movement’s call to action is one to inspire. After a wonderful debut year of festival shows and traveling, the Uprising Movement has taken their love of freestyle collaboration from the campfire, the river, and festival campsites, to the stages. They Played Shangri-La, Project Earth, Oregon Country Fair, Chris Berry’s Flow Festival, and Blessed Coast last year, with Summer Meltdown, NW World Reggae Festival, OCF, and Shangri-La on the calendar for this summer. They are currently recording their anticipated debut album, with their first single being We Are Love Featuring Tim Snider of Medicine for the People.
“Music has the power to heal as well as transform, and we are honored to serve as messengers and practitioners of this art. Our intent and purpose is to uplift, inspire, educate, and unify our community and youth towards positive personal growth.”
Sweat Your Prayers with Jacia…a 5 rhythms dance wave
This workshop will be designed in a Sweat Your Prayers 5 Rhythms Wave style. Jacia will introduce the practice and offer some grounding meditation , and body part opening practice before she D.J’s a hour and a half long dance through using the rhythms of flowing, stacchato, chaos, lyrical and stillness. This is an amazing way to ground and embody your love and prayers within the context of the festival.
About Jacia Kornwise
Jacia Kornwise www.rhythmsofacceptance.com has been working as a dance teacher, a guide, and a spiritual minister, educator, and healer for 20 years. Her life is dedicated to helping people open to their authentic embodiment, love, heart, creativity and aliveness. She brings a contagious joy for life and a open heart to her work.
Awakening the illuminated Heart – a journey into the Sacred Space of your Heart
Join Viola on a deep experiential journey into your Heart and connect
with your Higher Self. We will discuss the work of Drunvalo
Melchizedek, Sacred Geometry and LightBody activation (MerKaBa) .
learn to live and create our life from the Unity of the heart, instead of
the duality of the mind. This is ancient teachings brought into modern
understandings, making it easy for us to connect to the Quantum
Sngularity within ourselves, within us all.
About viola rose
Viola Rose is a certified teacher of drunvalo Melchizedek’s School of
Remembering and facilitator of Awakening the Illuminated heart
workshops. She lives in Portland Oregon, travelling regularly
offering Drunvalos teaching of living in the Heart and activating the
Merkaba (lightbody). She brings her joy and enthusiasm to this
Visit her website for more information: www.DreamTheNewDream.com
Embodying Permaculture, Embodying Ecology, Generation Waking Up, Expressive and Healing Arts, Singing Alive: Awaken Your Songbird, Eco-Poetics and SomgWeaving
The Embodying Permaculture Workshop is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit with the values and principles of permaculture. As facilitators we will take participants through a journey of body centered awareness practices including transformational theater, embodied movement, guided music creation, vinyasa yoga flow, and guided visualization meditations activating the 5 senses and permaculture. We will engage in interactive games and exercises for each of the 5 senses. We will also facilitate a Solutionary discussion counsel where the participants will have the opportunity to share their vision of being a co-creative change-maker in a thriving sustainable community. When we are fully in alignment with our true selves as multidimensional beings, we develop a strong connection to ourselves, our community and our environment.
Eco-Poetics and Song-weaving:
Through this transformational co-creative process, we guide participants through a journey of free-flow writing and song sharing.
Generation Waking Up
The Generation Waking Up “Wake Up Experience” is a four phase journey that lays out the context of our current planetary situation and dives into a council of generating solution. These four phases are: 1) Who are we? (As individuals, as a generation, and as an inter-generational community) 2) Where Are We? (In regards to the ideal thriving, just and sustainable world wish wish to live in) 3) What’s going on? (Global Challenges) & 4) What has to change? (Solutions)
Through interactive exercises, discussions and activities, participants will gain an expanded awareness of our planet’s great story, and our part in it as active changemakers and solution generators.
More workshop offerings can be found here: http://www.bloomingbiodiversity.solutions/#!about3/c1mvz
About Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Anna Combi (Anahata)
Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Anna Combi (Anahata) are earth activist musicians, permaculture designers, and transformational paradigm shifters. They have facilitated countless community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and permaculture action events together in North, South and Central America. They are co-organizers of Blooming Biodiversity Tour which spanned the West Coast Fall 2015, offering events that brought together communities in transformational celebration to learn and practice permaculture. They have both studied eco-psychology, herbalism, and expressive arts. They have completed the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Course taught by Starhawk. They were recently interns at Arkana Alliance, an indigenous rainforest activism organization in Peru, and are now back on the West Coast pollinating the regenerative paradigm through their expressive permaculture activist work.
Exploration of Psychedelics / Entheogens with Martin Ball
Join Author Martin Ball as he facilitates a forum on psychedelics and entheogens.
About Martin Ball
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., is a writer, independent publisher, energy worker, visionary artist, and musician currently living in Ashland Oregon. In the spring of 2009 Martin underwent a profound energetic opening and transformation – the result of intensive work with entheogenic medicines and a year of profound self-exploration. The result is Martin’s articulation of what he calls the “Entheological Paradigm,” a Grand Unified Theory of all of reality from God to the direct experience of each human being, which he characterizes as an articulation of his view on “radical nonduality.” His approach is unique in that he sees the tension between duality and nonduality not as a spiritual or religious issue, but as an energetic issue that can best be addressed through the intentional use of powerful entheogens, such as 5-MeO-DMT. As such, his approach is thoroughly practical, straight-forward, and free of metaphysics, speculation, and attachment to spiritual or religious ideologies and mythologies. The result is a view of the nature of reality and the self that is challenging, liberating, and powerfully transformative, pointing to the true nature of being and personal responsibility as an energetic being.
Priestess Portal with Graell Corsini
Join Graell for a ceremonial adventure focusing on your connection to your body as temple and the land as temple.
About Graell Corsini
Graell Corsini is a devotional Priestess of the Goddess, a Mari-Morgan Clan member, workshop and retreat facilitator, Priestess birth and death attendant, goddess temple raiser, and a ceremonial dance performer. Her grounded practicality fuses with walking the Path of Sacred Living in a most epic Mythic existance. She raises the God & Goddess within you.
Graell is the Founder and Co-Director of the Goddess Temple of Ashland, Oregon, USA and has supported raising Goddess Temples around the world. Graell has been intimately involved in the Goddess Conference of Glastonbury UK since 2006. She annually serves the Glastonbury Goddess Temple in any way needed, as well as Tempio della Grande Dea of Rome, Italy, both Temples are the first of their kind, in their location, to be rasised in over two thousand years.
Hatha Vinyassa Flow with Anna Combi
I am dedicated to opening the heart and cultivating deep connection to ones physical, spiritual and emotional bodies in my yoga classes. My classes are designed to empower, inspire and creating a healing flow that enables participants to drop in deep with their true nature embodying their connection to source, oneness with nature and liberation from trauma stored in the body. I integrate Iyengar alinements, breathwork and pranassage hands on assists. I focus on metaphors from nature, healing and releasing blockages. My classes are for people of all ages and at all skill levels. I help participants find modifications to meet their needs.
Two Vinyasa Practices: You will learn both a vigorous vinyasa, and a therapeutic vinyasa flow. From this balanced foundation, you will learn how to design your own vinyasa practices, creating a teaching style that is unique to you, while supporting the diverse needs of your students.
Nosara Yoga Vinyasa Flow: Created by Amba Stapleton out of her love of strong physical exercise, sweating and the movement of life force (or prana). This dynamic sequence of hatha yoga postures is linked together through rhythm and breath, and inspired by passionate music, creating a shift in brain wave patterns that lead to a shift in consciousness.
Taught by: Anna Combi
As an artist, I enjoy working in various mediums including color pencil, pen, digital, and fractal art. Here you’ll find a sampling of some of my different styles and creations from multi-layered fractals and geometric designs to naturalistic renderings of birds. All of the artwork used in my books and CDs are my own creations, made over the span of many years. I tend to go through phases with art, where I spend some time, maybe even years, exploring a theme, and then long periods will pass before making any more art. Most recently, I’ve been exploring Apophysis and JWildfire to make rich fractal imagery and have also created a number of music videos with fractals using Xaos.
If you are interested in using my art for any of your own projects, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to see some of my customizable art products (shirts, hoodies, mugs, prints, cards, etc.), visit my page on Zazzle.com at www.zazzle.com/martinwball
Brian Paul Smith
Brian Paul Smith is a digital artist based in Ashland Oregon. A lifelong interest in Art, Computers, Math and Mysticism have been fused together to manifest this one of a kind creative spark. His work is an alchemical exploration of light, color, symmetry, sacred geometry, and the mystical forms that manifest within the cosmic fractal landscape. Like cloud gazing, or a Rorschach test on steroids, Brian’s art beckons the imagination of viewer and reveals an endless array of faces and spirit beings that merge together into unified inter-dimensional windows. Soothing, Mesmerizing and unlike anything you have ever seen before, the images he creates will captivate and galactivate you.
Welcome to our Tickets page! Our Mystic Rising Gathering event will be an intimate weekend journey with only 550 Weekend Passes at our amazing new venue Frontier Ranch on almost 1,000 acres and with a large swimable pond! The campgrounds are lush, there are teepees, large tents with beds, and and showers and facilities! Because of the very limited capacity we have at this venue for year, we limited number of tickets and are not able to offer day passes for this event. We also are looking forward to going through a full weekend transformational journey deeper into community as we move through the weekend together.
Connect with us here, or RSVP to reserve your spot and let us know why you want to be there.