SAN FRANCISCO, CA. September 9, 2022 – Ram Dass releases, “Siddhartha,” a moving instrumental journey on Spirit Voyage Records. As a classically trained musician and storied music producer, the lush landscapes of Ram Dass’ music have always pulled in listeners. On Siddhartha, you can feel the movement of sound and silence on Siddharta as if the instruments are breathing. Ram Dass plays piano, flute, clarinet and guitar accompanied by the beautiful cello of Shannon Hayden. This musical meditation evokes an emotional healing that you experience through every note.
“Siddhartha is an exploration into expressing feelings without words in the Classical realm, which was a huge part of my musical experience growing up,” says Ram Dass. “What we created, I think, is an incredible balance of the movement that happens in expressing grief as well as the stillness of breath and perfection of each moment.”
Ram Dass is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter who instills a unique potency in his music through collaboration and improvisation that creates art greater than the sum of its parts.
Ram Dass is at the forefront of a movement of musicians who aim to bring healing and solace to the world. In 2021 and 2022, he created a series of musical projects born from his own deeply personal human experience of joy and sorrow as a process of healing after the death of his newborn son. He also produced the score for the film AWAKEN, directed by Bob Degus.
His constant dedication to render the beauty of life’s triumphs, tragedies, and beyond has led him to the world stage. He played at Carnegie Hall and the 2019 GRAMMY Awards, and tours extensively with GRAMMY-nominee Snatam Kaur.
He is currently releasing his debut singles as a singer-songwriter, embracing his appreciation for artists like Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Jason Mraz, and Ray LaMontagne.