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BhaktiExplosion@gmail.com or johnhoelle@gmail.com

 

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Katie Wise is a Boulder, Colorado conscious music artist fusing the sweetness of devotional mantra with roots Americana.

 

Heart-centered yogis who love to rock ‘n’ roll have been flocking to sing along with Katie and her band Bhakti Explosion, in order to get their bodies moving and spirits soaring. 

 

The band has appeared at the biggest sacred music festivals in the US and internationally, such as Lovelight, Unify, Arise, Hanuman Festival, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Festival of Colors, Stonehenge Music Festival, and Holistic Manchester. Debut album, Lovolution, produced by Grammy-nominee Ben Leinbach and featuring guest vocals by Jai Uttal, has received acclaim in the US (Yoga Journal, Yoga International), UK (Kindred Spirit, Yoga Magazine) and Australia (Soul Traveller Radio, and Australian Yoga Life), and was named “best chant album of the year” by American promoter Lloyde Barde. David Newman calls leader Katie Wise "a solid force and presence for those who look to their music for peace, heart, groove, and spiritual inspiration.”

 

Katie Wise + Bhakti Explosion are America's pioneers of mantra-rock music. Their music has the power to heal and inspire the world.

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Artist Information

Genre: World / Kirtan / Folk Rock

 

Hometown: Boulder, CO

 

Influences: Trevor Hall, Jai Uttal, Deva Premal

 

Sounds Like: Sheryl Crow, Rising Appalachia, Cowboy Junkies 

 

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Press coverage

Yoga Magazine printed Katie's article on how kirtan curbed her life-long anxiety, in the April 2018 issue, page 24.

"The Bay Area's Magazine for Conscious Community since 1974" reviewed the album in the October 2017 issue page 40).

Australian Yoga Life

"Australia's longest running yoga magazine" reviewed the album in the summer 2017 issue.

Whole Life Times

Review in Whole Life Times, published in Apr/May 2017 issue.

Yoga Magzaine (UK)

Yoga Magazine (UK) reviewed the album in May 2017 issue.

Soul Traveller Radio

Played "Mystic Krishna" (radio edit) on Episode 12, Mar. 26, 2017.  

Integral Yoga Magazine

Shared free song download in the Integral Yoga Newsletter, Issue No. 26, Mar. 11th.

Yoga International

Looking For Music For Your Yoga Class? This Playlist Is For You, published on Mar. 6, 2017. It features a writeup about “Ra Ma Da Sa / Hallelujah” and the song is featured in White Swan’s “Best Yoga Music of 2016” Spotify playlist, which is embedded in the article.

Yoga Journal

10 Best Pop Music Covers by Yoga Rock Stars, published on Nov. 2, 2016 featuring a writeup about "Lokha Love" from Lovolution.

Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist

Episode 255: Happy International Yoga—And Music—Day! Interview with lead singer Katie Wise + 2 featured songs from Lovolution: "Lokha Love" and "Om Mata Kali." Show aired on June 21, 2016.

In the Spirit radio show

Radio show host Gary Goldberg featured Lovolution on Gary's Music Show in 2016; he has featured Katie on the show several previous times. (3/2)

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Praise for debut album "Lovolution"

Beautifully nuanced country and Americana influences, inflected with just the right amount of Eastern mysticism. Katie's vocals are exquisitely textured, simultaneously vulnerable and powerful. I'd be happy to sing with her anytime!

Dave Stringer

Grammy Nominated Producer, composer, and international Kirtan Artist

Katie Wise is a fresh and exciting new voice in the mantra music genre. She is destined to become a solid force for those who look to their music for peace, heart, groove, and spiritual inspiration.

David Newman

(sacred chant master, singer/songwriter, inspirational teacher)

You gotta love Katie Wise! She is one rockin' mantra music artist who is unabashedly and unapologetically herself.  Look out world, there is a Lovolution going on and it's coming to take you away!

GuruGanesha

(founder of Spirit Voyage Records and world devotional music pioneer)

Lovolution combines lovely melodies and instrumentation with a commercial voice you will want to listen to over and over!

Wah!

Author, musician, teacher, sound healer

The music on Lovolution deftly weaves a rich array of contemporary grooves, world music flavors, and lush vocal arrangements while keeping the sacred heart of devotion alive through every song. Fans of both traditional and modern Kirtan music will find lots to enjoy here.

Girish

(celebrated yogi-musician and author of Music and Mantras)