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

It is with great joy that I officially release the video for WISE INNOCENCE. Directed by Kevin Lasit and editing/cinematography by Michael F. Dubois.

Enjoy!

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!

HAPPY SOLSTICE! Thank you to all who are sending messages and posting on social media about the record. I am so grateful! READ the review in the Barnstable Patriot here. LISTEN and order as a digital download or a hardcopy CD to be mailed. The other good news is ALL 3 of my albums are now available for digital download including Winds of Sinai. More music, more love!  IMG_6323

“The album’s title track, “Wise Innocence,” is one of my favorites so far, not only because it’s a slight diversion from Mathewson’s traditional folksy sound, but also for its power. This is a song that will urge you to sway your hips, clap your hands, and pay attention to the words, that will lift you up and if not point you in the direction of a better future, at least help you feel the promise that such a future exists. It is a stirring reminder to remember where we came from – that place of innocence and open-hearted wonder – and to hold on to those feelings even as we become aware that the world in which we live can be a difficult place.” – KS – Barnstable Patriot

May the SUN that lives within your heart SHINE SHINE SHINE

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