This group has a unique origin. It wasn’t formed out of any musical agenda or goal. It was formed spontaneously from a common interest in the wisdom teachings of mankind, and in doing the inner “homework” of integrating truth and keeping the inner space sparkling and clean. The trio has never rehearsed or discussed musical goals of any kind, other than to allow complete devotion, surrender, sensitivity, enthusiasm, and joy to direct the flow of the music. The group’s live performances have become a celebration of life, and a dip in the sea of rapture.
The music weaves seamlessly through a myriad of feels - boom-bap hip-hop grooves, explosive swing, emotion-laden rock, “fat-man” blues, samba, drum ‘n bass, meditative chanting, and so on. Performing weekly for over a year has led to a deep camaraderie and often-telepathic connection, where the “me” of each musician dissolves in a wider “Us” that expands to include everyone in the room. Many of The Teaching’s performances have left musicians and audience members alike in tears, inspired, deeply calm, or ecstatically joyous.
The dear friendship felt by the members of this trio is contagious. The mutual love and appreciation creates a field of wellbeing that can be felt by all. Fueled by this spirit of friendship and devotion, the band’s live performances have made an imprint in Seattle. In Fall 2008, The Teaching will release its debut album and spread the music more widely. There is a deep knowing in the members of this band that the music can touch many human beings around the world, since it emanates from the deepest source within where there is no “you” and “I”, but only “We”, “Us”, The One Life.
Peace & Blessings, The Teaching