Shambhu announces new single, "Heart Awakening", due April 20th
Updated: Mar 24
Acclaimed new age/jazz guitarist Shambhu announces his new single, ‘Heart Awakening,’ releasing on April 20th on Acoustic Shine. The song features Shambhu’s guitar magic in a soothing and peaceful respite for Covid times. “Heart Awakening” is also the title song of Shambhu’s new EP due early this summer. Listen to "Heart Awakening" on Bandcamp.
“Heart Awakening” was composed, arranged and produced by Shambhu, who is featured on guitars and keyboard. “Listening to Heart Awakening is an easy and simple way to open the heart,” said Shambhu. “This song can be a friend for walking and reflection.”
Shambhu premiered “Heart Awakening” live on April 23, 2020 on the Quarantine Concert Series hosted by Kabir Sehgal, a Grammy Award winning record producer and author.
Shambhu transforms stillness and silence into calming sounds. He's an acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer who the Marin Independent Journal called "a consummate guitarist". His music has been recommended by Deepak Chopra on CNBC. Shambhu's relaxing music eases the busy minds of students, yogis, moms and workers.
He worked with Grammy winning record producer Will Ackerman on his 2010 debut album, Sacred Love, which reached #1 on the ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) New Age music chart. Shambhu's second album, Dreaming of Now, also produced with Ackerman, reached #2 and won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the ZMR Music Awards (2014). His third release, Soothe, saw two songs move into rotation on Sirius XM. His fourth release,Lilac Skies, featured the popular song “Pondering When” which AllAboutJazz called “fingerstyle pearls”. Reviewer Jakob Baekgaard described his sound as “not world music, fusion, fingerstyle, new age or smooth jazz, but all these things in a personal expression.”
Shambhu is featured on Whitney Houston’s Whitney, Jeff Oster's Next, Ricochet – The Echoes Living Room Concerts (Vol 20), two Will Ackerman compilations, The Gathering II, and The Gathering I (ZMR Award for "Best Album of the Year"), The Guitar - The Best of New Age Reviews, Ann Licater's Doorway to a Dream, and Matteo Palmer’s “Safe Haven”.
Shambhu also played / recorded with Carlos Santana, Paul McCandless, Eugene Friesen, Tony Levin, Jeff Haynes, Ravichandra Kulur, George Brooks, Premik Russell Tubbs, Grammy winning producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden, and the late E-street saxist Clarence Clemons, among others.