I’ve been a drummer since I was seven, but I am intoxicated by the way bass lets me blend rhythm and harmony. Bassically, I’m a sucker for low frequencies. Got a gig you think I’d dig? Hit me up!
I’ve connected spirituality and sound ever since I fell in love with music as a seven-year-old playing Indian percussion in kirtan. Many of my experiences since then — including four years of boarding school in India, a 40-day solitary music chilla in the Himalayas, sitting for a 10-day vipassana retreat, and playing music at the bedsides of the dying — have only deepened that connection.
In 2014, I played bass on my boarding-school classmate Madi Das’s Bhakti Without Borders; a year later, it was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age category.
Occasionally, I return to spiritual music in the Gaudiya-Vaishnav tradition I know best, accompanying devotional singers such as Jai Uttal, Karnamrita, the Mayapuris, Donna De Lory, David Estes, and Wah on bass or percussion. This set of bootlegs from a 2010 Australian kirtan tour with the Mayapuris and another boarding-school buddy, Gaura Vani, continues to be one of the most popular playlists on my Soundcloud page.