Lightning and Music
I was on the beach playing drums the other night after our last concert for the week, and I noticed a quick bolt of lightning over the ocean. It was dark outside and we could see the stars so clearly. The ocean was mellow, but strong.
The lightning really triggered a reaction in me, as it usually does when I’m in the elements like I was the other night on the beach. Exactly ten years ago, I was struck by lightning nine miles into the wilderness on a back-country hiking trail with one of my dear friends. It was after I got struck by lightning that I realized that I wanted to share my gift of love and devotion through music as a full time endeavor.
I can remember clearly the late afternoon before we got struck on the ridge in Asheville, North Carolina in Pisgah National Forest. We were about five miles into our hike when we came to an incredible lookout of the blanket of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. They are so mystical, so old, and so luscious green.
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Exciting Updates from Simrit!
Hi Everyone! It’s been an amazing trip around the world and back for this leg of my tour! I just came back from Moscow and Dallas recently, and I just landed at home a couple days ago after a month and a half of whirlwind travel. I absolutely had an amazing time on the road seeing some of you again and meeting some of you for the first time! I look forward to more of that to come! It’s my favorite…being with you in person.
While I’m at home for a few weeks before I head out to the southeast for a few more concerts, I’m working daily on my material for the new album I’ll be recording this January 2015. I’m so excited to say that I’ll be recording this 4th album with the same crew that I recorded my previous self-titled album with! It’s gonna be a fun time and because we know each other from the last time, I feel more depth emerging in this next album……and……there will be a surprise on this next album as well…an addition to the music! I’m super excited to share more music with you in the new year!
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West Coast Tour
Next week is my west coast tour! I’m feeling the excitement and nerves at the same time. Although I have booked all of my previous tours, this is the first tour that I am also producing, myself, and I feel the feelings that I feel when I’m taking on a new project that is more than what my mind can conceive. I’m learning to trust more and to let go as well.
I’m SO excited to be playing with Ezra Landis on guitars and Tripp Dudley on percussion. Both of these amazing and world-class musicians and I have been playing together this week at Sat Nam Fest, which is an incredible music and yoga festival that is so heart-opening. We have been in awe of the incredilbe sounds together and we’ve also cracked lots of jokes and laughed til’ our bellies hurt! I’m so grateful to be here. I feel honored to be touring again, and my heart is opening more and more to what this music is really about…loving ourselves, accepting ourselves for who we truly are, and being real with ourselves and eachother so that we can really connect.
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