Words of the River

by Steven Sedalia

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Hello family folk,
I believe that Love is free. And I have poured my Love into the music. So. True to belief, it only makes sense, I am humbled share this album with you for free. I only ask that if you like it, share it with a friend!

If you can support and make a donation, please know that a portion of your contribution will go toward the "plant a billion trees" campaign www.plantabillion.org working to keep our precious MAMA EARTH healthy and strong through planting seeds of our future green lungs!

Any support you can give also helps me to continue playing music and spreading sweet Light and releasing albums with the purpose of building a larger collective movement based on a Love for the Earth, humanity, all plants and animals, and all of the forces that give us Life.
It is my mission to foster a healthy relationship between humanity and the one Earth, as well as within the human family, and within each individual.

Thank you so much for your continued support! Your contributions and downloads allow me to stay grassroots and independent, and to release all of my music for free for all who need it.

and so the river flows!

All of the stories in this collection were transcribed from the voice of the Great Breath and the Lips of Nature Herself. My role as a child of the Earth and a traveler through the light waves was to infuse my humanity into what I hear and feel in the forests and with the mountains and the riversides. Language is everywhere, and comes in so many forms, melody is all-pervasive, everything is rhythm, so, quite literally, the music is a compilation of creatures made of melody spawned from the rivers, from the wind, from the Voice of Nature.

So I say,

To the forests and all of their wisdom given to us through the prisms of their limbs: the water's tongue, and the tree’s shaking, the thunder’s drum, the mountain’s support and strength, the fire’s visions, the sunshine’s warmth, the wind’s song, the moon’s light, Her Love. Thank you. May our fruits be in your name, as you have given your breath and your song to us, so I spread this Love around to weave into existence the threads of the infinite tapestry of connection.

special excerpt:

"watching the Sun glow,
and hearing the wind blow,
She's speaking to us
in a language almost forgotten,
trying to remember
the words of the river,
syllables in babbling,
notes in shiver,
the Sun on my skin is
transmitting messages
I've been receiving
but for you I'll give
all of the Love
that I've soaked up,
it's ready now to be spread around."



for more info:
visit www.stevensedaliamusic.com
email stevensedaliamusic@gmail.com


released April 7, 2016

Produced by Scott Solter
Recorded at Bunkersound Studios in Chapel Hill, NC
Mastered by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen

Steven Sedalia - Voice, Poetics, Guitars, Banjo, Hand Drum
Bruce Thomas - Voice, Flute (The Secret)
Will Futch - Percussion, Vibraphone (The Remembering)
Cam Carrithers - Bass Guitar (Words of the River, The Wild)
Nathan Spain - Percussion (Words of the River, The Secret, The Wild)
Donny Faust - Bass Guitar (The Secret, The Remembering)

Album Cover painted by Kahili Young www.sacredelic.com
Graphic Design by Dylon Perry


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Steven Sedalia Hawaii

Steven Sedalia is a singer-songwriter forging a folk fusion sound
keen to the
new conscious roots genres emerging, based in folk instrumentation, and flavored
by organic world musical styles.
With the energy of rock-n-roll, and as
entrancing as
devotional music, Sedalia’s bright mellow vocal style colors and elaborates songs of
love and longing.
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