liberating folk music
Liberation is an album of Liberating Folk Music songs, composed to gently lift your spirit.
Released in Dec 2019, the album is produced by Jim Hawkins who, luckily for me, managed to sprinkle sonic gold dust across the songs. You can see more info about Jim in the sleeve notes.
So how did Liberation come about? I was always interested in self development and as a non-fiction reader, I started collecting quotes long before it became trendy.
I also started songwriting at the age of 8. Music was like a friend that invited me to play in their world, away from the adverse childhood experiences that I'd only come to recognise and work through years later.
It was when I started practising Nichiren Buddhism that I wrote my first song inspired by a quote and it was called, The Moon Song. A plan formed - to write an album of gently uplifting songs inspired by Buddhist quotes, reflecting on the inner journey we can make from a place of suffering to a sense of ease.
Liberation is the result and I decided to call the genre Liberating Folk Music. The album is available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music etc.
Here are a few more bits of info if you're curious: I live in London, UK; I've been performing as a solo musician consistently for over 20 years; I support two charities through my music, 'Music4Children' and 'The Country Music Foundation of Sri Lanka'; my other passion is business; I value nature, creativity, courage, compassion and wisdom; and I'm older and shorter than I look.
I really hope you enjoy listening to Liberation as much as I've enjoyed making it. Thanks so much for stopping by.