Vox Lumina
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Vox Lumina

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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Vox Lumina "Music is Medicine" 2006



Vox Lumina- (guitar, vocals, songwriter, composer)
For many moons Vox Lumina (Big Blue Sun, House of Woo), has been moving crowds with her fully emotional blend of rhythmic, rootsy guitar and sophisticated, soulful vocals, sharing the stage with the likes of Donna the Buffalo, Blue Rodeo, and Ember Swift. Along with her elegant and inspiring lyrics, Vox Lumina’s “organically grown soul music” moves through a variety of musical landscapes- blues, jazz, folk, rock, world- “a veritable celebration of sound that highlights depth and creativity and is accentuated by extremely mindful lyrics.”(First Degree) We might hear the influence of Ricki Lee Jones, Van Morrison, or Bjork as well as yoga inspired trance-chanting from her self-released album Music is Medicine (2006) and her gigs as a kirtan wallah. Her Musical Medicine Shows are punctuated with the sounds of a 16-inch diameter quartz crystal bowl, a powerful and unusual instrument generating resonant overtones and harmonics that provide a perfect backdrop- mysterious, etheric, captivating, ritualistic- to her incantations and rhythmic voicings. Each performance produces a “vibrationally enhanced alchemical elixir” that is offered to the local body of water with a song of gratitude.
An environmental educator and yoga teacher as well as an artist and musician, she creates experiences that provide a sense of connection to self, other, and place- an appreciation, an understanding, a wonder- and wholeheartedly believes that has the power to change our world for the better.

Voxluminous Players:

Erik Lawrence - Saxophones, Flute.
Erik has been playing the saxophone since he was 5 years old. In addition to leading his own groups Erik Lawrence has been a sideman with greats from Allen Toussaint to Sonny Sharrock. Erik is currently a member of Levon Helm's band, with whom he was recently featured on the Grammy winning albums Electric Dirt and Ramble At The Ryman. He has performed solo improvised saxophone at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City. Erik has been featured at music festivals around the world and has performed with Chico Hamilton, Medeski Martin & Wood, Aaron Neville, Bob Dylan, Buddy Miles, David Bromberg, Bruce Hornsby and many, many others. He has been on faculty or artist-in-residence at Williams College, Dartmouth College, Montclair State University and The Putney School. www.honeyeartrio.com

Seth Moutal - Tabla, Djimbe, Dumbek, Drum Kit, various percussion.
Seth studied at The New School in NYC and has worked with various artists as Tracy Bohnam, and Pedro Capo, as well as the bands AfroSkull, and The Trapps.
John Guth – Guitarist, Composer, Producer, Audio Engineer.
John has toured and/or recorded with many well known artists including Bob Gibson, Tom Paxton, Mimi Farina, Susanne Vega, Judy Collins, Red Grammer, Tom Chapin, Paul Winter, Galt MacDermot, Michael Wolff, Jordan Rudess, and Peter Allen. His music opens and closes the Grammy winning audio book production of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He recorded, mixed and mastered and played guitar on the 2005 Grammy nominated CD Some Assembly Required by Tom Chapin. www.johnguth.com