Sound of a face is Shashi's debut album, rich with the acoustic sounds of guitar, cello, Native American flute, drums, bass, etc. Her folky, earthy vocals weave through her passionate love for Mother Earth and all life forms, as well as her personal experiences on this journey called life.
Sweet gratitude to the fabulous musicians gracing her CD with their talents: David Schepps embraces the melodies and lyrics with his resonating 18th century cello; Dan Teck plays glittering lead acoustic guitar; Jan Wright's Native American flute sweetens and lifts; Jeff Rapp echoes the heart of Mother Earth on his drums; Michael O'Meara adds richness and texture with awesome bass.
But don't take our word for it, here's what others are saying about Sound of a Face:
"I sat in my garden - the sky turned green gray - the leaves twirled and swayed - there was a gut-wrenching crash and the rain exploded, rinsing my face, soaking my hair. I could hear Shashi’s drum music and then her voice sang out – it was earth shatteringly beautiful – her lyrics and voice harmonizing with the sounds of nature." --Margaret, PA
"I loved your cd especially 'miracle called joy' and 'free feather.' I'm watching you on you tube right now and 'Man with a golden guitar' is such a creative awesome song!!!" --Robert, FL
"Your energy and presence and music have fed my soul." --Rose, FL "
"Your Music has me crying in ecstasy . . . it has me blissed out . . . you are so gifted!" --Patricia, TN
"Shashi's Light truly does come through her voice and songwriting on Sound of a Face. It is relaxing yet exhilarating, timely and timeless. She is not only the face of the Mesa (as depicted in the beautiful CD cover art), but the sound of the still Mesa as well." -KF
"Loved it -- especially your geniuine voice and feelings expressed." --Nathan, NM
"The poetry is moving and the music perfect . . . really touched by the love songs." --Bill
"You are a very talented person and one that is in touch with the soul. Your soul is in your music." --Danny, FL
"You made me cry when you sang this song [Sun and Fire], your voice was so sweet and tender, very nice. Well, I guess this makes me a bonafied Groupie! (Yeah, I could be one of those dudes you drag back to your hotel room after a concert, and then you could write about it in your book, yeah, man!)" --wishes to remain unknown, but his initials are Jason
"Thank you SO much for the CD. I've enjoyed listening to it. PLEASE come to Salina, Kansas sometime." --Amy, KS
"Your music is beautiful--I especially like the chanting and the Joni-like touches." --Joe & Karen, NM
"I'm so thrilled to hear your heavenly voice. Sharing with me your God given gift is such a divine present." --Martha, PA
"The minute we got in the car, we popped in your CD.
It was wonderful, and lasted almost the whole way home. We received such enjoyment listening to your songs. We also loved the drums, the ancient cello,
the guitar, and the flute, and what you wrote on the inside cover." --Penny & Norm
"Your voice is beautiful. Thank you. It is so lovely to have your presence in my house." --Susan, AZ
"Shashi, your music brings Sunshine and Moonglow to many." -- John, IN
Sound of a Face Clip - I wrote the words to this song as a poem first, and 2 years later I was just noodling around on the guitar and wham -- this beautiful melody just popped out of nowhere. They've been happily married ever since.
Juniper Baby Clip - When I wrote this song I was climbing a red mesa in northern New Mexico, underneath a pretty hot sun. I found this little juniper tree and huddled under it, catching as much sweet shade as I could. As I rested there, this song came to me. A lively mix of drums and percussion. Click button just above this text for a FREE DOWNLOAD of this song.
I Still Care Clip - Ok, I know you've been here, too. It's when you know you can't be with a certain person, but you still care deeply for them. Little bit sad, little bit hopeful, little slice of life. This song features David Schepps on cello.
Julia Butterfly: I was blown away by a book I read, The Legacy of Luna, by Julia Butterfly Hill, who tells her incredible story of sitting up in an ancient redwood tree for 2 years. Her amazing courage and emotional connection with the tree moved me deeply, so I wrote this song about her journey.
Man with a Golden Guitar: I wrote this about my one of my guitar heroes, Tommy Emmanuel.
Letter to the World: This is a story about a crazy chick who put her guitar in her car one day and just started driving. Yeah, it was me.
The Road Home: My mother gave me the gift of trusting life, but it took me several decades to get it!
Free Feather: I met a magical being on the top of Mount Shasta several years ago then came home to New Mexico and wrote this song about him. He told me some things about my past, present and future. He gave me back a part of myself and my dreams that I had lost along the way. I played this song at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and was caught on camera.
be a love idiot
let yourself forget
any love ideal