Ananda Vaughan
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Ananda Vaughan

Band World Singer/Songwriter


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"Local Flavor"

"A gifted player, with inspired lyrics... A must see!" - Backwater Press

"What's New in Town"

"Ananda... has a truly ingenuitive guitar style, technically impressive with a very deep rhythmic sense. He kept me very interested." - Insider's Journal


Ananda - "From the Ashes"



"I know I am what rises from all holy dust..."

After years of Ananda training as a lead guitar player (including extensive jazz school), everything changed. The world as he knew it fell from his grasp... and he had to look deeply into who he was and why he chose to make music. From this disillusionment has emerged an ever-deepening peace, new focus... and a continuous stream of songs.

Still honoring his jazz roots, but no longer confined by them, Ananda Vaughan is now stepping out with a repertoire of original songs far beyond his original vision. His music is now integrating more acoustic elements, and blending them with many styles worldwide. Drawing from such pop influences as Dave Matthews Band and Paul Simon, world musicians Cheikh Lo and Habib Koite (West-African), and underground artists like Midnite, Michael Franti, Black Star, and Grouch & Eligh (reggae, hip-hop)... Ananda merges so many flavors to bring a positive, uplifting, mystical message for the healing of this time.

"Make no mistake, these songs are coming from a Source much deeper than my own personal self... and this Source knows how to groove!"

(Ananda Vaughan is now residing in Nevada City, CA, making his living as a guitar instructor. He is available either as a solo performer or accompanist.)