July 18-21, 2019
North Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
August 1-4, 2019
Whistler, BC, CAN
Wanderlust 108 Denver (Saturday)
August 10, 2019
Great Lawn Park, Denver, CO
Wanderlust 108 Denver (Sunday)
August 11, 2019
Wanderlust 108 Boston (Saturday)
August 17, 2019
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, MA
Wanderlust 108 Boston (Sunday)
August 18, 2019
Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn
September 8, 2019
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA
September 14-15, 2019
Chicago, IL, USA
Wanderlust 108 Philadelphia
September 21, 2019
Wanderlust 108 Washington, DC
September 28, 2019
Wanderlust 108 Guadalajara
Guadalajara, GDL, MEX
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Mexico City, CDMX, MEX
August 24, 2019
Seoul, , KOR
September 13-15, 2019
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, DEU
Clarity, Courage, Truth, Power
August 1, 2019
Love is Rising, Everywhere
July 18, 2019
Entering the Heart: Training in Freedom
Yoga Nidra and Manifesting Your Best Life
Building the Warrior Heart
Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco
Wellspring is a first-of-its-kind wellness gathering featuring the world’s leading innovators, teachers and socially-conscious companies. For 3 days, get away to Palm Springs and discover what will make you, and the world, well.
October 4-6, 2019
Palm Springs, CA, USA
Christopher Hawley stepped onto a yoga mat about twenty years ago in Boulder, Colorado. Since then, his yoga practice has flowed into all aspects of his life, especially to his music and even to his songwriting.
Yoga is a great meditational workout,” says Hawley. “It’s a full-body experience…. You’re trying to tune in to the breath and, ultimately, become one with each moment. It forces you to practice being present, just like when you’re playing music.”
After studying classical guitar as a child and playing in the jazz band in high school, Hawley co-founded Mucis, a Colorado jam band whose members signed to a label and toured nationally in a school bus retrofitted in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. He could never get enough of being on the road performing original music, so when the band broke up, Hawley forged on as a roots rock singer-songwriter in Los Angeles.
As a solo artist and with an expansive collective known as The Christopher Hawley Rollers, he has had music licensed for Fox’s “The Good Guys,” NFL’s “NFL A.M.,” and several independent films. The band was featured in an H&R Block commercial playing two of Hawley’s songs. Over the years, he has played everywhere from LA’s Greek Theatre to yoga retreats in Bali and dive bars in ski and surf towns, and he has released eight albums.
A few years back, Hawley’s friend, Randy Wooten, offered to produce a few tracks in exchange for surf lessons for his girlfriend’s son. Hawley and Wooten began writing together on a regular basis. Their prolific partnership produced a long list of songs. One song, “Sidewalks and Bars,” was conceptualized during one of those surf lessons.
What began as a casual collaboration between two friends in Venice soon became a full-length album.
“The approach was collaborative, from the songwriting all the way through the recording process,” Hawley says, “It felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders with Randy in the producer’s chair: In the past, I’d done almost everything myself, so to be able to show up focused on the music was liberating.”
The new album, Stories, reads like a series of miniature character studies, washed in California Roots Pop.
Hawley is spreading his wings in a way he never has before. The album is beautifully produced: Wooten did his job well, taking a roots rock palate and adding memorable touches like barrelhouse piano, reverb-soaked guitar, and even modern synth sounds. Hawley’s up-front vocals lend the songs a remarkable sense of intimacy.
However, it’s the collaboration between the two songwriters that makes Stories shine. The songs are smart and compelling, and there’s a depth to the tales they tell that makes you want to listen more closely.
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