The Light is upon us - summer is dawning.
As the shimmering luminescence of our home star sprinkles through the leaves of the wise ones of the forest, we are reminded of the connectedness of all things. We are made up of the same carbon, nourished by the same waters, and sustained by the same sacred breath of life as the rest of the family of life on this meticulously miraculous planet. Amongst the diversity of forms that life takes, we are all unified in essence. Spirit embodied. And when you zoom in real far... everything in the universe can, at its core, be explained by electromagnetic energy... We are ultimately light...
As the natural cycles of our precious planet once again revolve back around to put the northern hemisphere into summer... Join us in celebrating the light that we are with the mystical visionary music of Chad Wilkins and Mary Isis!
Date and Time:
June 21st at 7 pm
Get to know the Artists:
If you’ve been to any of Chad’s live events, you know that his music is more of an invitation than a performance – an experience to be entered into. Chad’s style is unique. Being a multi-instrumentalist himself, he combines many influences to create a blend that is hard to categorize.
Folky, progressive, contemplative, mystical – but the point is the message. His songs vary from upbeat, positive-vibe celebration tunes to deep, devotional guided meditations, all showcasing conscious lyrics – challenging, provoking, inspiring, drawing, awakening. Some are poetic images of Chad’s own spiritual journey; some are journeys in themselves.
Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant LIFE(!) – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.
Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.
Mary sings her soul songs from the heart and in the spirit of ceremony, with the prayer to awaken, uplift and empower those who listen. She lyrically weaves her poetic expressions of the universal human experience and the mystical and miraculous nature we are all a part of, to inspire Remembrance of true purpose and meaning in Life. Her debut album, “Nectarian” (2013) receives much praise, bringing healing and transformation to many across the globe. She has since released four more albums.
Her vocals are her main instrument, which she usually accompanies with guitar or ukulele. Sometimes she weaves together sound tapestries through the technique of vocal and instrument looping. She performs solo as well as with her full band (The Nectarian Collective). She has also supported many other musicians with her percussion abilities and harmony vocals.
Born in Santa Cruz, California to peace loving parents that honored and nurtured her natural musical abilities, she has been singing since before she could even talk. She began piano lessons at 7, with classical training in the Suzuki Method. At 8 she began singing in schools and at large public events around Santa Cruz as part of the Peace Child Choir ensemble. At twelve her family uprooted and relocated to the Big Island of Hawaii. Motivated by her fascination and love of the natural world she attended University of Hawaii at Hilo and received a BA in Natural Science and Biology, and then began serving in the Education field for over ten years. Thriving in the Puna Community, close to the living and growing earth, her creativity flourished and was nourished by the beauty of the wild and powerful nature around her, especially the ocean. In 2006, after returning from living in Boston for a year, she began producing her own music.
Mary Isis is currently based in Northern California where she produces music, offers sound healing sessions, creates visual art, grows plant medicines, crafts healing botanicals, co-facilitates healing/transformative ceremonies and musical events and continues to mentor young adults.