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The Song Gardeners is a musical trio from the San Francisco Bay Area featuring singer/songwriter Corrie Dunn (vocals, piano, guitar), singer/songwriter Mary Gospe (vocals, guitar, percussion), and Chris Day (bass). Their original songs are filled with positive, empowering messages and beautiful harmonies. The band’s first two singles, “Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” and “Love Flows,” were released on June 18, 2020 and their latest single, “Altered State,” was released on September 15, 2020.
The Song Gardeners
From left: Mary Gospe, Chris Day, Corrie Dunn
“Altered State,” the #ChillGroove new single written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, invites listeners to escape the chaos and craziness of the world and dance their way into an atmosphere of peace, tranquility, freedom and love. The lyric video takes viewers on a trip through space courtesy of the NASA Hubble telescope.
“I want a date with an altered state
I want to find a little peace of mind
I want to float in tranquility, so free
In the womb of all that is and ever will be”
Mary is a long-time meditator and teaches an online meditation class called A Journey Into Meditation: Manifesting the Life You Desire. Altered State captures many of the joys of meditation including experiencing a magical sacred space, profound love, and unity consciousness.
Mary Gospe: lead & backing vocals. Corrie Dunn: Keys and backing vocals. Chris Day: bass. David Scheibner: guitars, production and mixing.
Who among us does not want to escape the current craziness and chaos in the world? Here, in the delightful single, “Altered State,” we are invited to do just that. This “chill groove” vocal piece has got a great vibe and beat and is sure to uplift your spirits. This is a catchy tune with enchanting lyrics and music written by Mary Gospe, who has the lead vocals here with her wonderful, calming voice coaxing us hypnotically into the “escape.”
Corrie Dunn adds a bit of ethereal magic with her backing vocals and soothing synth. Chris Day on bass gives the song a nice “floor.” The music is produced and mixed by David Scheibner, who also contributes expert guitar to the performance.
Free flowing, “groovy,” and a necessary addition to the playlist when the song releases on September 15, 2020.
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(Photos and video courtesy of NASA Hubble Telescope)
“Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu”
“Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” written by Corrie Dunn and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, translates to “May all beings be well.” This mantra song, based on a Buddist chant, invites listeners to experience peace and love and to live with compassion and kindness. Hear Corrie’s inspiration for the song.
Corrie Dunn: lead & backing vocals, piano. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Additional guitars by David Scheibner.
The multi-instrumental nature of this track, the outstanding vocals, the message of the song, and the sublime production quality of this single are just what the world needs right now, just what my soul needed right now, and I am guessing if you’re a fan of really good music that can and will empower you to raise your own energies, you too will fall in love with Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu by The Song Gardeners, it is that good.
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“Love Flows,” written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, is a blessing for humanity. This mantra song / chant invites listeners to drop into a hypnotic, meditative state and experience peace and healing. Hear Mary’s inspiration for “Love Flows” including the meditation “Into The Stillness” by Wendy von Oech.
The song was chosen as a finalist in the New Age category of the 2020 Peace Song Awards. Winners will be announced on September 21, 2020 to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.
Mary Gospe: lead & back vox, flute. Corrie Dunn: piano & back vox. Additional guitars by David Scheibner.
Chris Day: Cover photo and many photos of Yosemite National Park in the lyric video.
I was utterly blown away with this latest single by the band The Song Gardeners entitled Love Flows. Love Flows is simply musical beauty at a whole new level, and I testify to that, as this is now my fifth consecutive play and it won’t be my last. Here is a composition bathed in something we desperately as a planet need now, positivity, it is without doubt an absolute must buy song indeed.
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Corrie grew up in a musical family that performed as the Singing Dunns. She has a degree in music and a Masters in Education from UCLA. Ms. Dunn has been a classroom teacher and conducts and teaches orchestra, band, and choir at the elementary school level.
While Corrie has composed songs since she was a teenager, she is just now starting to share them with the world. Corrie has won several Best Song Awards at the West Coast Songwriters Competition in Palo Alto, CA.
Singer/Songwriter & Guitarist
Mary Gospe is an inspirational singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose songs are filled with positive, empowering messages and a strong spiritual undercurrent.
Time to Soar, Mary’s debut album of 12 original songs with multi-instrumentalist/producer David Vito Gregoli of Dharmapala Records was released on November 15, 2019. The album won 3rd place for Best Vocal Album of 2019 by One World Music Radio. Her song, “I Choose Love” was selected as a finalist in the Country / Folk Music category of the 2020 Peace Song Awards.
In addition to her passion for music, Mary is a meditation teacher, spiritual coach and marketing professional, having spent 30 years in hi-tech in Silicon Valley.
Bass & Guitar
Originally from the UK, and now a long time resident of California and US citizen, Chris has spent most of his professsional life in the tech industry in Silicon Valley.
Chris has always been passionate about music beginning with playing trombone and trumpet in high school. He migrated to guitar during college but in recent years picked up a bass guitar and can’t seem to put it down. He’s thrilled to be making music with Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn.
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