Two groups of talented and inspired musicians:
- The transformational sacred music of Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill
- Inspirational Kirtans with Sahadev and friends
Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill http://shastasong.com
Anton Mizerak and tour partner Laura Berryhill will offer a mini-concert of sacred, transformational healing music. Anton Mizerak is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who plays tabla, harmonica, synthesizers and piano. Laura is a talented flautist and masterful singer with an angelic singing voice. Anton and Laura regularly host community music concerts at their Shastasong Events Studio on the side of majestic Mount Shasta. Check out their group photo gallery and testimonial pages.
Anton lives and records in Mount Shasta, in a house and studio that he built himself. Anton's many recordings reflect his extensive travels, his love of the natural world, and his desire to impact the world in a positive way through music. Anton is literate in Sanskrit, with an M.A. in the History of Religions.
He has an intimate understanding of Asian spiritual and musical traditions which he utilizes to create music that enriches and enlivens the listener. Anton has been performing on piano and harmonica since 1968. In 1988 he began studying tabla (classical Indian drums) in Kathmandu, Nepal, with Homnath Upadhyaya. Much of Anton's music reflects his cross-cultural musical experimentation, combining harmonica and synthesizers with traditional Asian melodic and percussive instruments.
Laura Berryhill earned her master’s degree in music history from the University of Oregon, where she focused on early 17th
- century Italian sacred music. As a vocalist she works in a variety of musical styles-from early European music , to folk music of the Celtic cultures to new age. She performs and records with Trilogy Celtic Trio and is a member of Kitchen Céilidh, an Oregon-based group dedicated to supporting the living tradition of Scottish Gaelic song.
She was a staff soloist at Unity of the Valley in Eugene, Oregon, has appeared as a soloist with the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, and performs extensively with new age recording artist Anton Mizerak. She has appeared at Faerieworlds, the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, the Yachats Celtic Music Festival, and the Festival of Harps in Oakland. Recordings include Trilogy’s Far Morning, a CD of traditional and modern Scottish and Irish music for voice, harp, and fiddle. She is also the featured vocalist on harpist Laura Zaerr’s Dreamland, a collection of lullabies for children of all ages. Laura also sings background on Anton's CD When Angels Dream 2
Inspirational Kirtans of Sahadev and Friends
“People sit together and sing the names of God with harmony and concord and with divine feeling. (Make this one paragraph. Not able to change the placement with tracking.)This is kirtan. It elevates the mind quickly. God is a mystery. Mind is a mystery. The world is a mystery. How kirtan transmutes human nature into divine nature, how it overhauls the old vicious mental habits, how it changes the mental substance, and how it brings the devotee face to face with God is also a mystery. Science and reason can hardly explain the modus operandi of kirtan.” --Swami Sivananda
These kirtan sessions are call-and-response style using Sanskrit names of God, accompanied by harmonium and percussion. All chants are led by Sahadev. Words to the chants will be provided.