Web of One is performing at the Goddess Gala, on Saturday November 12 at Crown Hall.
Web of One is based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California where they are one of the freshest and most unique bands of the West Coast conscious, psychedelic and devotional music scene.
Founders Mathias and Eostar come from different musical backgrounds:
- Mathias was co-founder of the Boulder, CO based psychedelic jam band “Double Dose” touring nationally between 1987-2005. Double Dose released 3 CDs : Sense of Spirit, Live at the Idaho 2001 Rainbow Gathering and Live from the Launch Pad .
- Eostar was founder of the Eugene, Oregon based devotional, Celtic, world music band “Fearless Love”. She composed and played mostly spiritual, yogic, and New Age world music and led regular kirtan and sound-healing events. Eostar’s first album, Devotion, was recorded with Fearless Love at Om Studios and was released in the Fall of 2008. Her new albumwith Fearless Love, Rose and Lotus, was released in the spring of 2011.
In Web of One, Mathias and Eostar blend their uniquely different musical notions into a living and breathing performance geared toward uplifting the consciousness of the listeners and inspiring them to dance. This transcendental sound is intended to resonate in the deepest of one’s heart, transporting one into a state of bliss through ecstatic singing, dance and movement.
Web of One performs Eostar’s original compositions while Mathias’s keen sense of music and arrangement tie it all together. Eostar’s prolific songwriting talents reflect a depth of feeling and understanding of the human experience, while also incorporating the magic of ancient Sanskrit mantras from India. She draws her inspirations from various spiritual traditions from around the world, all of which she considers to be expressions of the same underlying human feeling of longing for union with our Divine Essence. Eostar’s pure and angelic vocals are sweetly in tune with the spiritual message of the songs.
Mathias’ melodic and trance-inducing improvisational guitar playing add an element of psychedelic depth and a syncopated groove to the cosmic, neo-devotional sound of this music.
Influenced by psychedelic rock, jazz, world music and funk, Mathias’ virtuosity comes alive through hypnotizing guitar solos that take the listener on a journey into the depths of one’s self.
Mathias has a long history in the counter culture having played in the underground scene for over 20 years. His prior band, Double Dose, also opened for many legends in the rock world, including Jorma Kaukonen, Warren Zevon, Dave Mason, Joe Sample, Merl Saunders, Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, and more.
Both Eostar and Mathias have performed with many talented, conscious/spiritual musicians such as Jaya Lakshmi, Deva Priyo, Om, Shimshai, Tina Malia and Blane Lyon. They have played widely along the West Coast from Seattle to the Bay Area, in Maui and in Europe. They have collectively played many Festivals including the Oregon Country Fair, Mystic Garden Party, Raw Spirit Festival, Faerieworlds, Burning Man and the Dreamtime Festival.
Web of One is now complete with Evin Small on bass, Anshul Koka on drums, and Nigel Wolovick on keyboard.
Nigel Wolovick’s musical talents have led him to play an amazing collection of different instruments including saxophone, flute, keyboard, guitar, bass and upright bass. He has been accompanying many outstanding musicians in world of spiritual/conscious music and kirtan on the West Coast. Nigel has opened up for Stephen Marley, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Roomful of Blues, Cheb i Sabbah and he used to lead the band called The Jazz Mosaic in the Boston area. He’s played saxophone with Jah Levi and the Higher Reasoning, Shimshai, Kan’NaL, The Human Revolution, Zahira Soul and the band of Mystics, Fantuzzi, Singing Bear, The Uplifters, Mystic Jammers, 2Adam12. Nigel is also a top rate sound engineer and has worked with Bill Botrell, Sambada, Albino, The Human Revolution, Hot Buttered Rum, Prezident Brown, Top Shelf, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Zepparella, Pato Banton, The Devil Makes Three, Love Eternal, Indubious, Mambo This!, Stephen Bates Band, Soulevity .
Evin Small has a long history of accompanying many conscious musicians such as Jaris Dreaming of Peace Tribe.
Anshul Koka, originally from India, was raised studying Indian classical music. His interest in drumkit playing inspired him to move to the USA, to the birthplace of Rock music. He’s played in several Bay Area bands before settling in with Web of One.
To listen and watch live performances of Web of One music and find out about upcoming shows, visit their website.