Livtar Singh “Mountain of Smoke” feat Snatam Kaur

Livtar Singh started playing and performing music his early teens. But, in an almost miraculous way, only began to write music after he started practicing Yoga and Meditation. That was 1969 in Orlando, Florida.

Through the fog of the ’60s, he was led to his spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan. He discovered there was a way to live in this world yet still serve the higher self. He was director of a yoga ashram for many years.

His meditative experiences opened a channel in him that he had never been able to touch before. Energized and experiencing astonishing new things, music became his way of explaining. His way of transmitting the experiences he was given.

He has played the Troubadour in L.A. He sang before 120,000 screaming fans at Baton Rouge Pop in 1971. He toured the US with the Khalsa String Band. Seal once backed him on stage. He was a founding member of Peace Family Band with Snatam Kaur and Guru Ganesha Singh. But he feels his greatest honor was to write “Song of the Khalsa”, a song that is sung by Sikhs and seekers all over the world.

Though he normally dislikes the recording studio, this album was literally by popular demand. Friends who had heard these latest songs took it upon themselves to provide the funding and made him promise to record.

The process was interrupted many times by sickness, death, adventure, but luckily not calamity. The supporting musicians were recorded at 4 different locations around the country. It was truly a grand effort of many.

This is traditional, Americana based music, with roots going back to Irish and English folk. Comforting and familiar, yet lyrically challenging conceptually.The un-explainable experiences of deep meditative states, transmitted through sound.

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