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Bone Poet’s Orchestra (Gaia Consort @ Faerieworlds 7/31/09)

Bone Poets Orchestra (formerly known as Gaia Consort)

* http://gaiaconsort.com/ * performance at Faerieworlds: Day 1 * July 31, 2009 * from 5:45-6:45 pm on the main stage *

One of my all-time favorite Pagan bands I’ve seen throughout the years from Pagan Spirit Gathering, Faerieworlds, and various local festivals in their home area of Seattle, Washington … played once again at Faerieworlds on the opening day for the 2009 festival. I didn’t realize it until doing a little internet research, but apparently the band has changed it’s name to “Bone Poets Orchestra” from “Gaia Consort”. I’ve only known them as the former. Gaia Consort first evolved as “Suddenly Naked Arts Collective” at Nudestock in 1997. You find Gaia Consort playing mostly spiritual gatherings, local parties, house concerts, and self-produced gigs in the Pacific Northwest. The band describes their music as “a movie sound track for the gathering of the tribes. Include some intelligent lyrics about evolution, sensuality, engaging the natural world, and then throw in a string trio. Imagine Ian Anderson with Peter Gabriel doing a mash-up between So and Thick as a Brick.” I can’t say I fully agree with their own description, but I can say they are an amazing earth blessing band. Weaving rhythmns and melodies about folklore, spirituality, and the natural world, mixed with some amazing dance concoctions, and this Orchestra will get you dancing in a trance you’ll never forget. With Christopher Bingham and Sue Tinney are the main vocals, currently backed up with Larry Golding (violin), Sunnie Reed (viola), TJ Morris (drums), Jay Kenney (keyboard), Betsy Tinney (cello) and Dan Mohler (bass), they have through the years had an amazing “orchestra” of the Pacific Northwest’s finest talent. Their music shifts you between the realms and into the past, transcending modern culture to the roots of human kind. Simply amazing and enchanting. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.