Spicy grooves and dreamy melodies from New Orleans' Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band who put a funky, mystic twist on kirtan-- the mantric music of India. They guide call-and-response chants and play songs that soothe your soul in one moment and drive you into a state of wild celebration in the next. Seán also shares inspiring stories and insights about the healing power of mantra and music.
Sean and The Wild Lotus Band travel nationwide seeking to inspire freedom through the blissful power of music and chant. The Wild Lotus Band includes Seán on vocals and harmonium, Matt Johnson on tenor saxophone and guitar, percussionist/vocalist Gwendolyn Colman, and Alvin Young on fretless bass. See more info and hear sound clips from their kirtans at http://www.seanjohnsonkirtan.com. Cds also available, including their brand new release "Calling The Spirits"
"Sean 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 in the West."-- Russill Paul, chant recording artist and author of 'The Yoga of Sound'
“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, Sacred Movement, L.A.