Spiritual Coffee is an album full of original music based on sacred writings from around the world. Ancient tests from Buddhism and Christianity are presented alongside current texts about the Goddess and Native American spirituality. Written and performed by Gina Maria, the music of each song that reflects a primarily-western base is sprinkled with the cultural flavor of the society from which each text arose.
Gina Maria (Latimerlo (formerly, Merlo)) has been performing since she was 15, in over 30 theatrical productions and 50+ concerts and recitals. She has a B.A.s in the fields of Theatre, Music, and English from Notre Dame de Namur University, as well as teaching credentials in those fields. She has attended professional training programs in vocal technique, musical theatre, opera, pop, and drama in the Bay Area, L.A., and New York. Gina has been teaching and directing all ages since 1995 and instructing voice, acting, and songwriting through private lessons at her Latimerlo Studio since 1998. She has a clientele of forty delightful students aged 9-90. Her original dramatic scripts have been performed at Notre Dame de Namur University, Hillbarn Theatre, Off-Market Theatre, and LMS Productions. A songwriter in the shower since age 10, Spiritual Coffee marks her debut as a recording artist and performing singer/songwriter.
Gina has been exploring spiritualities of all kinds since age 12. This album marks the culmination of many of her passions and is a snapshot of her soul!