GuruGanesha, is an artist that currently lives in Herndon, VA. He is a child of the ‘60s, that grew up in a world where social expression and musical boundaries were confined to a very rigid set of rules that the 1950’s America dictated. Then one day that all changed: It was in 1964 that the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, and the world was never the same. He knew right away what his lifelong calling would be and then set out across the country armed with a guitar and a vision to touch people’s souls with sound and love.
Early influences by the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan formed the early ideas for GuruGanesha but it’s when he met Yogi Bhajan in 1972 that all of his life’s ideals would form into one statement of joy. “I was inspired in a way that I had never felt before. It was as if my heart burst open as if it were the sun itself.”
You can hear his influences in his own music, especially in his newest release called, “Undying”. The track features a comforting fingerstyle guitar that is complemented by lyrics that make you truly think about your own life.
When asked the song Guru Ganesha had this to say:
To me this song has profound meaning, having turned 70 this past September. I’m feeling the inevitability of the physical body passing at some near future point. In light of the hundreds of thousands of folks who passed unexpectedly due to COVID, I’m feeling a vulnerability to death that I’ve never quite felt in the same way before.
This song has helped me drop some self-limiting musical beliefs – I explored new ways of singing and playing the guitar that feel like they bring me so much closer to the listener.
This song is an ode to the acceptance of life exactly as it is and to make peace with the mortality of
the body but not the spirit, which is undying.
Check out the track below.
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