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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.
Genre: World / Kirtan / Folk Rock
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Influences: Trevor Hall, Jai Uttal, Deva Premal
Sounds Like: Sheryl Crow, Rising Appalachia, Cowboy Junkies