Calling the Spirits
Sean and The Wild Lotus Band have been receiving more and more national attention for their soulful New Orleans take on kirtan. This groundbreaking album 'Calling The Spirits' led to their signing on Nettwerk/Nutone Records home of Sarah McLaughlin, Barenaked Ladies, Lisa Gerrard, Be Good Tanyas, Hope Sandoval and chant artists Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, David Newman, Wah!, Donna DeLory, Wade Morrisette, and Reema Datta. Calling The Spirits has become a favorite at yoga studios across the country. On this album, the band shares mantric songs great for pure listening, singing and dancing along with, and accompanying yoga practice. Seán and The Wild Lotus Band play in New Orleans regularly and tour nationwide seeking to inspire freedom through the blissful power of music and chant. The Wild Lotus Band includes Seán on vocals and harmonium, percussionist/vocalist Gwendolyn Colman, and Alvin Young on fretless bass. Guest artists on 'Calling The Spirits' include Matt Johnson on guitar and tenor sax, Kristen Jensen on violin, Ludmila Konstantinova on cello, vocalist Paul Ruest, and Dean Klopsis on tamboura. "Truly an Awesome Experience! - a musical gumbo to stir your soul. These guys are the real thing, Sean has the voice of a deva, an angel - and the band is full of swing, soul, rock, jazz and healing vibrations. They deliver from the heart, straight to yours. They can transform a room with their musical gifts, love and sincerity. Sean and the Wild Lotus kirtan band are the best kept secret in the chanting world - not for long!" -- Saul David Raye, founder of Sacred Movement, L.A. 'Seán cracks your heart open into a million pieces of sweetness' -- Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi, Founders, Laughing Lotus Yoga, NYC 'Seán's voice is a warm, soothing river of serenity.' -Jai Uttal, Grammy Nominated Kirtan Singer 'Sean brings home the devotion in his voice: this is bhakti in full measure. He is also living proof of the power of the hatha yogi who also understands the power of sound. This, I believe, is the future of yoga, especially in the West, where a unique yogic culture is being developed, authentic in it's spirit and meaningful in the form of it's expression.'-- Russill Paul, chant recording artist and author of 'The Yoga of Sound' 'When I spin Seán's CD World Peace Chants' on World Journey, the response is always immediate ... always positive! Whether we come from the Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, or African Roots traditions, World Peace Chants reminds us that the spirit of love has no borders. The album is a jewel whose international facets reflect a good groove and instant balm for the 21st century soul.' -- The World Journey Goddess, WWOZ-90.7 FM, New Orleans.