David Newman & Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

David Newman & Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band

This is going to be an ecstatic and rockin’ evening of mantra, kirtan and inspiring sacred song as Seán Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band + David Newman, along with Mira, Gershone Hendelberg and band take the stage for their first double-bill collaboration in Asheville!

Seán Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band give new voice to ancient mantras through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The band’s acclaimed latest album ‘Mystery,’ was named one of the best albums of the year in Louisiana music by Offbeat Magazine. Their previous album Unity, dedicated to celebrating the threads between the world’s spiritual traditions, debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. They are a featured artist on Putumayo World Music, and are the first mantra-based band to ever play the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The band includes Seán (vocals and harmonium); Alvin Young (6 string fretless bass & guitar); Gwendolyn Colman (percussion & vocals); Narada Wise (drums) and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rosser.

David Newman is a sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, and author and inspirational teacher. David has released numerous acclaimed world music albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake on which he collaborated with members of Paul Simon’s band. In addition to his mastery of the ancient yogic mantra practice known as kirtan, David’s adventurous musicality, and poetic intimacy as a vocalist and songwriter, bring a unique and exhilarating musical experience to his devoted fan base around the world. “At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint.” -The Washington Post

All ages are welcome. Doors Open at 6PM. Tickets are: $35 advance online. $40 at the door.

Event Information

  312 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC, 28806, NC, United States
}  December 02, 2023
  Saturday, 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

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