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’.
His new release, Dreaming of Now, features an all-star cast of musicians, including Shambhu on acoustic and electric guitars, saxist George Brooks, cellist Eugene Friesen, violinist Charlie Bisharat, Premik Russell Tubbs on wind synth, Jeff Oster on flugelhorn, pianist Frank Martin, bassist Kai Eckhardt, drummer Celso Alberti and percussionist Jeff Haynes.
Dreaming of Now was co-produced by Shambhu, Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman and recording engineer Thomas Eaton, and mixed and mastered by Thomas Eaton.
“I chose to record Dreaming of Now live in studio and later added several additional instrumentalists to bring these songs to life,” said Shambhu. “Three songs — Searching, Sanctuary and the title track, Dreaming of Now – were also improv’d live as a way of sharing my creative process.
An accomplished guitarist and composer, Shambhu performs an exquisite fusion of contemporary instrumental, world, Indian and jazz styles.
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 Jeff Oster, Todd Boston, Carlos Santana, Narada Michael Walden, 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.