Alana Grier – Music
Alana is a songwriter, vocalist, and bass player with a world beat, eclectic sound. She wrote her first songs performing in Reggae bands in Hawaii, opening up for bands like Alpha Blondie in the mid 80’s. Her first vocal coach studied Hindustani classical voice India. She went to her first Kirtan at age 17 and music has been an integral part of her spiritual practice ever since.
Alana released a CD of 10 original songs, Sweet Deal, co-produced by Grammy award winner, Larry Mitchell, in October of 2010. Her unique vocal style, engaging melodies and insightful lyrics are reminiscent of the breakout freshmen CD’s of Norah Jones (Come Away With Me), Sheryl Crow (Tuesday Night Music Club) and Corrine Bailey Rae (Corrine Bailey Rae).
Alana’s kirtan CD “Give Peace a Chant” to be released in December 2018.
“Give Peace a Chant” is a practice CD of mantras and kirtan songs written by Alana Grier and Gary Daniel Cook. All of the songs have been chosen to express love for the Divine and to promote inner and outer peace in a call and response, or kirtan style. Bhakti Yoga is also known as ‘devotional yoga’ or ‘the yoga of universal love’ and is inclusive of all religions and spiritual paths. Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate and a non-denominational practice.