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BhaktiExplosion@gmail.com

 

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Bio

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