IMG_7668Lots and lots of gigs happening – both Singer/Songwriter gigs and Yoga Events. Check out Upcoming Events to see all the dates.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the world events, go listen to live music. It will do your soul good. I promise. stop scrolling through your phone, stop watching the news, stop fretting.

Go to the Beach. Breathe Deep. Be in Nature. Create Art. Love yourself. Play with friends. Happy Happy summer! love love love!

 

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I recently started (again) the couch to 5K app and am on week 4. One of my favorite things about that app are the nice things it says to you throughout your 34 minute walk/run.

“Hey Awesome runner, you’re doing great!”    or

DING “You’re half way there” and, finally my super favorite:

“Keep going, you’re worth it!”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had an app like this for life. Right at that moment when you are feeling most defeated or weary of the emotional rollercoaster that can sometimes be your life, you would magically hear a little DING and then “Keep going, you’re worth it”

This is what I hope my songs are for some people. Music has certainly been that for me – a message from beyond saying, hey keep going, you’re worth it.

MATHEWSON_IMG_2494 BACK CDOn this day May 17, I am feeling particularly grateful for all the times I heard “Keep going, you’re worth it” whether inside my own being or from the many friends and family I am blessed to have.

Today is the 9 year anniversary of my mom’s death and it does feel like some kind of completion for me. Since her passing, I have written many songs and released 3 CD’s. For this, I am incredibly proud and also am looking forward to all that is coming. In honor of this day and my mother, who was without a doubt one of the most important parts of me becoming the songwriter I am, I offer this song, Thy Will Be Done. I rarely perform it live, so you may not have even heard it.

Ps. KEEP GOING, YOU”RE WORTH IT!

I have been a creative artist my whole life. I remember being very young looking into the mirror in the bathroom and wondering about alternate universes. The way in which my mind works is ALWAYS. It’s always working and thinking and imagining and creating. Music is one of the simplest and complicated forms of communication and so I think it only natural that my brain and my being decided to express some if this “working” through music.

Most recently I released my third record Wise Innocence after a successful kickstarter campaign and people love it. They are moved and inspired by the mix of lyrics and groove in the songs and find the 6 chants incredibly healing and supportive in focusing their minds or practicing meditation. I would love MORE people to experience this record and benefit from the powerful energies created while recording it.

I need your help! If you’re reading this you are probably already a fan of the music I create and the way I guide a community through being together and singing or chanting. It is my goal in the next 90 days to book at least 5 house concerts and sell lots more CD’s online and in person. If you love my music and/or have had an experience while listening to my music or being with me in person, please share about it here in the comment field and or invite others to purchase my music online and book me for a gig or a house concert.

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I believe in the power of music and vibration and I believe the world needs as much positive, honest, and transforming music it can get. THANK YOU for reading and supporting me in sharing this far and wide. Happy Friday! love love love, Alicia

THANK YOU THANK YOU to all of you for tuning here at AliciaMathewson.com and out in person at the many shows, yoga classes, experiences we have shared this year.

I love reflecting, so here goes. It’s been quite a year and sometimes it helps to remind ourselves what we’ve accomplished and experienced before we LEAP OUT into the next 12 months. For a different kind of reflecting check out my BLOG over at Sounding Still Wellness.

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January: My Song Isn’t It Amazing, from my 2012 release starts rotating on the WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE Podcast – Episode #40. Just as I am beginning pre-production on my new album. A wonderful sign from the universe to YES, record again.

 

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February -Take an amazing retreat trip to Creacon Lodge in Ireland and then beginIMG_6009 recording Wise Innocence at the end of the month at Brick Hill Studios in Orleans.

March – Recording heats up. I finish the song Wise Innocence in the studio with Jon and Fugan and confirm it’s the title track. Plus we have a blast using the BIG DRUM for Hare Krishna.

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AprilKickstarter Launched on April 18 new moon. Work really hard for 30 days – sometimes blissful, sometimes really nerve-racking. 😉

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MayKickstarter fully funded May 17. YAHOO!! 159 backers pledged $12,846  – amazing!!IMG_6191

Played the Love Yoga Fest Retreat  – meet some wonderful folks.

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June – CD Release VIP concert at the Cape Cod Chat House. I now know that is the last time I will sing there, as it is being sold. SO GRATEFUL for the special times in that vortexIMG_6296

July – lots of gigs. lots of beach. a little press.

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Alicia Singing at weddingAugust – BIG MONTH! I get married and per-request of my new Mother-in-Law sang Samastah Lokah during our wedding reception. pretty freaking cool.

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September – Official Video of Wise Innocence is released! gets over 1000 views in first month!IMG_7041

 

October – VIP House Concert in Santa Monica great success!

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November – House Concert on 11/11 right here on Cape Cod. Lots of folks buying the record. Thanks Joan!

December – Back to Creacon Lodge and sing in the meditation hall as well as the Heart Room. Alicia in heart room 2015

THANK YOU for a wonderful year. I so look forward to all that 2016 will bring. New songs, New breath, new chance to serve and connect!

Jai Jai Ma!

Alicia

 

THANK you to all you fans who are sharing and commenting on the video for WISE INNOCENCE Can you help us get to 10,000 views by the end of the year? I know we can do it!!

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Lots of gigs coming over the next couple months. THIS SATURDAY I am in Santa Monica, CA for the Kickstarter House Concert. There is still some room so EMAIL me if you would like to attend.

I will be at North End Yoga on Friday Nov. 6 for the 6pm class with Joanna and at Real Life Yoga in Quincy on Saturday Nov. 7 at 4pm for a chanting workshop that may include sacred chocolate.11.11 flyer

Tickets are also available in advance for my 11/11 concert in Yarmouth Port, MA.

Save the Date for the Annual Solstice show Monday Dec. 21 – location TBD.

love love love, Alicia

IMG_6914I have written two songs about September, one when I was 25 (September Again) and living in Provincetown and one when I was 40 and I had just completed singing 40 chants in 40 days leading up to my 40th birthday (Sweet September).  I had returned home from a short stint of teaching music in the middle east and the Cape Cod September was absolutely breathtaking in every way.

Right now feels magical to me, especially because I am not a traditional student or teacher returning to the grind. As a freelance musician and small business owner it feels like a breath of fresh air, a moment in time suspended in between the rich abundance of summer and the quieting down of winter. I love it!  Please join me this Friday night at Centerville Yoga & Wellness for a wonderful healing & chanting concert and get a taste of this joy. Or later in the month for the first time ever in HOUSTON at Nia Moves.

At age 25 I was still reflecting in my songs on the bliss of playing field hockey – one of my most favorite activities. By the time I got to 40, I was reflecting more on how the nature teaches us that nothing is permanent and like the earth we too have cycles of loss and growth. And they are necessary and best when embraced with joy.

Now at 44, I feel the incredible gift of living in New England and of watching the seasons shift year to year. The number 4 connects for me to the heart and that is where I am now. All Heart. This has been a process and not always easy. As someone who was very well-educated and valued intellectual rigor, it took time to allow those “this is right, this is wrong” thoughts to soften and feel my conciousness literally drop down from my head into my heart. When I am in my heart, everything feels easier. There is no need to prove or defend or argue. There is just, “what’s next?” “I wonder what that is?” “How may I serve?” Obviously this is an ongoing process, but at 44, I feel the most in my heart I have ever been – at least since I was 4. 😉

11924551_10153496371857412_5521462632951115920_nAs I walk on into the 45th September of my life, I give incredible gratitude for every experience, every song, and every moment of challenge I have felt. I hope to see you at a show or at Sounding Still Wellness for a Monday night meditation (beginning again on Sept 14).  Stay tuned for an exciting new VIDEO release of my title track WISE INNOCENCE on Sept 21. It is ALL HEART.

Be happy!

love love love

Alicia

Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 9.01.19 AMWow. It’s July 15 and a new moon! How did that happen? Thank you to all who are buying and sharing and posting about my new CD WISE INNOCENCE. People are loving it and it feels great having it out there in the world for all to experience. If you’re a local Cape Codder you can pick it up at a Variety of places in person: The Little Beach Gallery, Centerville Yoga & Wellness (Save the Date Sept 11 for a live show there with Fugan) , Power Yoga of Cape Cod in Dennisport & Harwich, & Seaside Traders. You an also always order it ONLINE or DOWNLOAD a digital version.

Mathewson_W139_PRINTLots of GIGS coming up. This Friday July 17, I am at the Barnstable Tavern 5-7pm outside and then next week at Masphee Commons on Thursday and Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday for the Love Live Local events. And don’t forget to buy your tickets for Love Yoga Fest  Aug 14-16. I am teaching/singing both days!  Hope to see you soon for some love, music & chanting! Hare Krishna!

IMG_5240Wow. Another full moon in August has come and gone. I don’t know about you but this past weekend on Cape Cod was just perfect. Full Moon. Hot Sun. Cool air. Beach time. Live music. Family and Friends. As Mark Erelli writes in his song August, “A fool would ask for more” (ps. check out his new upcoming release Milltowns on Sept. 9)

This time last summer I can’t say I felt as good as I do now. In fact, I had just finished 30 days of antibiotics for Lyme Disease and was not feeling very inspired in general. Isn’t it amazing how our lives go through cycles. The longer I live and practice spiritual teachings I have received, the more I allow this to happen with ease and grace.

Want to open yourself to some of these teachings, not to mention connection, community, fun, and BLISS? JOIN US this weekend at Love Yoga Fest. I will be opening the day on Saturday at 7am with a chanting of the Gayatri Mantra, among other chants and then signing again on the Main Stage at 5:00pm. I will also be at a healing table with Kristen O’toole offering the Prema Agni & Rising Star Energy Healings Systems. This energy was taught to us by Derek O’Neill, who will be in Boston on Nov. 9. Stop by, learn more, and FEEL THE LOVE.

LYF-LOGO-1This weekend, right in Aselton Park Hyannis yoga teachers from all over the Cape and New England will be offering their joy, wisdom, experience, and fun for you to play, frolic, explore, and awaken. What a gift to Cape Cod!! I remember just a couple years ago we were doing yoga on the Green and now here we are!! Thank you Love Live Local Ladies and Annika for birthing this dream I had imagined way back then. May All Beings in All the Worlds be Happy and may CAPE COD lead the way.

Om Nimah Shivaya!

Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday.

How about BE HUMAN everyday? Or BE KIND anyway? Or SING SING away the day.

Or my favorite….NEW MOON MONDAY (It is in fact a new moon today) – Let’s plant seeds of happy happy!

I must admit the whole shopping focus over this transition from thanksgiving to Christmas can get a little old and yet here I am another small business owner and independent musician who has services and music to offer. So, a hope you will receive this post in love, as I let you know that you can buy my CD’s right now at a discounted holiday price. Thank you for your support.

And on this new moon – a wonderful and powerful time for your own intentions – I wish you ease, grave, passion, motivation, spontaneous joy, giggles, rest, more passion, and anything else you can dream! And join me on Saturday Dec. 21 for my annual Solstice concert and love fest.

And if you missed it here is a little YOUTUBE THANK YOU LOVE I posted last week – a song from my Winds of Sinai Album.Image

love love love

Alicia

Alicia at the Chat House Friday 7-9 and other news from #soundingstillwellness #music #capecod #lovelivelocal – http://eepurl.com/CwJnf