Nominated for Best New Artist, Best Album of the Year, Best World Music CD, and Best Acoustic Instrumental CD, Shambhu exploded onto the contemporary instrumental music world in October, 2010 with his acclaimed #1 debut CD, ‘Sacred Love’, named “One of the Best of the Year” by Common Ground magazine.
This extraordinary debut features an all- star cast of musicians, including bassist Tony Levin, cellist Eugene Friesen,drummer Celso Alberti, saxist George Brooks, and flutist Ravichandra Kulur.
Sacred Love was co-produced by Windham HillRecords founder Will Ackerman and mixed by Corin Nelsen. It invites full-on listening and continually draws listeners in deeper and deeper, revealing one’s own core.
“Sacred Love was created to reflect a beautiful, healing, uplifting and refreshing inner landscape, all at the same time, and there is something wonderful here for listeners,” said Shambhu.
An accomplished guitarist and composer, Shambhu performs an exquisite fusion of contemporary instrumental, world, Indian and jazz styles that engender feelings of tranquility, harmony and fulfillment.
Shambhu’s technical mastery of the guitar enables delicate expressions of nuance and subtlety while engaging audiences in deep spirit. His music has been called ‘magical,’ a ‘journey’, and ‘opening a space within’.
Shambhu has performed with Carlos Santana, Narada Michael Walden, Premik Tubbs, and played on Whitney Houston’s multi-platinum album, “Whitney.” He studied meditation for three decades with the renowned spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy.
Shambhu plays Taylor Guitars.