At first listen, the classic nature of Namasté’s brand of rock becomes evident. Laced with jazz, funk. and reggae overtones, this group of four musicians from the Midwest have been influenced and inspired by a plethora of musical styles to create something that is all their own.
Namasté’s latest creative endeavor Homecoming Kings reveals a band at the dawning of their creative prime, combining thoughtful lyrics and intelligent composition with passion and soul. Conceptually, the album documents the last day of a man's life and his journey to his after-life. "This album is very close to my heart as it parallels some very personal events in my life," explains, Stephen Horning. Completely self-produced from the concept to the mastering, this album called upon the combined knowledge and experience of the whole band to be created; almost a “destined” feat.
The band continues to play rounds in various venues throughout the Midwest, all a part of the grassroots ideology that Namasté has incorporated into their process. The live experience is the pride of the band and continues to evolve with every show. Attendees frequently attest to their uplifted spirits and joy that continues for weeks after the show.
As Namasté enters it’s seventh year, hope and excitement mix with the ever growing passion and dedication to the project that is the life of its members.
Namasté - (namastay) - a greeting; one possible translation - I honor the place in you in which the universe resides, and when you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, we are as one.