Brian’s seven instrumental solo guitar CD’s, “Many Waters”, “Love Song for Terra”,”Force of Nature”, “The Nature of Light”, “Tree of Life”, “A Child’s Garden” and “Seven Magic Spells” are a cornucopia of sonic vistas. He celebrates the seasons, a Grand Canyon sunset, the fireside magic of an American shaman, playful waterfalls, the color of the wind and the light of dreams to name a few.
His first vocal album “Sun and the Moon and the Stars” was released in 2015 and his most recent vocal album “Raven King” has just been released in April 2017. The much anticipated “Green Album” compilation CD.
He recorded “A Crown of Stars” with Blue Feather, Dunlap and Henke, a CD that made it into the top 10 in June of 2007 on the International New Age Radio Charts and is the producer of “The Woodchoppers Ball”, a double CD featuring 26 of the worlds best acoustic guitarists released to benefit Northeast Ohio’s homeless and is the promoter of the annual benefit concert of the same name, having recently celebrated its 15th year.
His unique guitar style has been called everything from Folk to New Age to Neo-Classical to Pastoral or as Brian likes to call it “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up, simmered and served to taste.” His music appeals to anyone who likes their music lyrical, thought provoking and performed with virtuosity. Through it all is an undercurrent of spirituality and mysticism that Brian says is very much a part of the creative process.
A winner of many acoustic and electric guitar awards, he has also been a finalist in the prestigious National Fingerstyle Contest in Winfield, Kansas, the National Guitarmageddon regional finals in Boston and in New Age Reporters Top 10 for 2006 and 2010.
“Brian’s fretwork is masterful, elaborate and he makes every note count…His compositions are harmonious, sometimes complicated, but always engaging…Brian Henke’s music is organic, mesmerizing and best of all magic.” – RJ Lannon New Age Reporter
Contact Brian Henke at email@example.com or visit www.brianhenkeguitarist.com
Since 2002-Burning Sage was birthed through its founding members via the songwriting of Lin Sanders and the rhythm of Sue Balaschak. They have combined their artistry performing as hard rock power trio, an acoustic duo, The Primal Rhythm Drum Ensemble and again, full circle, into an eclectic tribal/world rock band.
Joining the line up, this time around, is singer and multi-instrumentalist Emily Hall, who will be jamming on the bass. Also joining the founding members, is Dawn Fritz Heartsong, who ornaments the songs through her artistry with accoutrements and hand drums. Through the years, the common word heard to describe this band is "Intense''. They continue to deliver "True to Form."
Cleveland-based band Morticia’s Chair evolved out of a series of musical experiments hostedby vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mark Kae as he was casting about for a new avenue of musical expression following the breakup of the band Screwtractor. Originally conceived as afluid vehicle for his diverse artistic tastes and talents, Morticia’s Chair eventually coalesced into its current lineup, featuring Kae, drummer Michael J. Graehling who played with bands like Whatts Gnu, and The Bad Checks, and bassist Frank Prpic, also of Center for Rock Research and formerly with bands such as Nameless Desire, the Tools and ADM, in which he also played with Mark Kae. During the four years that Screwtractor was together, recording for MCA and touring the country with their powerful, dramatic music that blended metal, gothic and industrial influences, Kae was also developing a personal musical vision. When Screwtractor broke up in 1995, Kae started to work on that vision in his practice space, adding and subtracting othermusicians based on their ability to relate what he was trying to do.Morticia’s Chair’s debut CD, Maggie’s Carriage, released in 1998, laid out that vision and captured much of what the band continues to be about. It was both cynical and deeply romantic, pessimistic yet tenacious, laced with dark humor and a dash of mischief. It combined the dark, foreboding textures of Goth with the warmer ones of folk, marrying soaring melodies with evocative, even mystical lyrics that drew on Kae’s background in visual arts.The band’s second album, Echolocator, released in 2000, featured more psychedelic keyboards and heavier guitars as well as more ambient electronic textures that used the recording studio as an instrument. The track “Paranoid Strain” attracted attention on college radio and on the web as an MP3 download.Always evolving, the band continued to expand sonically, adding Americana and world-music influences to its already fertile mix of sounds. It completed its third album, Beautiful Monsters in 2006. In 2010 Morticia’s Chair released its fourth studio album titled Trampled by a Muse. Considered the band’s most diverse offering to date, this self-produced, 11 song disc features the paintings of artist Jaymi Zents.2014 saw the release of the band’s fifth commercial release, Living A Dream. This album again offers a diverse sonic palate with songs ranging in style from grunge and punk, to progressive, alternative and world music. Their albums and songs are available directly from the band’s website, and through national and international channels including iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Rhapsody. They can be found on Facebook, Reverbnation and Myspace.
Morticia’s Chair has played steadily around the Cleveland area, at such venues as the Grog Shop, Mahall’s, the Hi-Fi Club, Pat’s in the Flats, Edisons, the Phantasy, the Barking Spider, Beachland Ballroom and the Winchester, accompanying bands of many different styles and genres. They have also been featured at area festivals including Hessler Street Fair, Larchmere Porchfest, Waterloo Arts Fest and the Starwood Festival and the band continues to build its audience by playing venues from the east coast through the Midwest. www.morticiaschair.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacki’s earthy, practical approach to magic takes to spooky out of being a witch and adds in the flavor of humor and lightheartedness. This isn't Jacki's first magical rodeo, as she has been making magic through her company, Coventry Creations since 1992. You may just have grown up on Jacki's Blessed Herbal Candles and many other magical candle and oil lines. Jacki's bestselling book, Coventry Magic with Candles, Oils and Herbs published in 2011 illustrates her eclectic and empowered magical style.
This witch doesn't sit still for anything, she has created hundreds of magical candles, oils and incense over the years, teaches classes, volunteers, and her latest venture is to make the Akashic Records a powerful and practical spiritual tool. DIY Akashic Wisdom, Access the Library of Your Soul, is co-authored with her sister, business partner and wonder-twin, Patty Shaw. Together they make the journey into your own Akashic records not only easy but a healing adventure.
Devin is a professional witch and the resident House Medium at The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, Ca. He holds third-degree initiations in both the Northern Star Tradition of Wicca as well as the Dianic Tradition of Witchcraft (the Cult of Diana) and is the founder of his own tradition, Sacred Fires. His AV Club favorited podcast, the Modern Witch, has helped thousands of people from all over the world discover and develop their magical abilities. Devin is currently teaching with the Black Rose school of Witchcraft and his first book, The Witch’s Book of Power, will be released Spring of 2016 from Llewellyn Worldwide.
Seeker is has been playing with fire all her life, but discovered fire dancing when she picked up a firestaff for the first time. The staff remains her favorite fire prop. A teacher, actor, stage combatant, fiber artist, and cosplayer, Seeker finds peace within the flame and the lesson that we all must find our light on the path to Peace in this world.
Joy Wedmedyk (Iyalocha Omi Lasa) has studied Mediumship, Divination, Symbolism, and Shamanism for over 35 years. Initiated in Regla de Ocha, Native American and African Shamanic traditions, she is an accomplished Medium and Shamanic healing practitioner and is nationally recognized as a Spiritual teacher, Psychic, Medium, Drum maker, and artist.
Joy was a quoted source for Drawing Down the Spirits by Kenaz Filan and Raven Kaldera (2009) and is a contributing author for Walking the Path of the Ancient Ways by Corvis Nocturnum (2012) andCalling to the Ancestors: An Ancestor Devotional by Timothy Schnieder (2015).
Joy Wedmedyks' ability to connect to the spirits of Heaven and the Light, and to the Ancestors, opens the way for healing in this world and in the world of the spirits. Her path is centered on a framework that opens the way for prosperity and abundance on all levels through the ancient healing traditions.
Laura Tempest Zakroff
Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, designer, teacher, and Witch. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Known as Tempest in bellydance circles, she has been a major pioneer in dance for over 18 years and she strives to help others connect mind, body, and spirit through movement.
Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches' Almanac, Ltd. She has written two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way - The Witch's Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey) and Weave The Liminal: The Path of a Modern Traditional Witch. Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.
Find out more at www.lauratempestzakroff.com
Storm Faerywolf is an author, teacher,warlock, and initiate of the Faery tradition of witchcraft. With over 30 years experience practicing the Craft and teachingfor more than 20, he holds the Black Wand of a Master and is the founder of BlueRose, a lineage and school of the Faery tradition, offering classes in-person and online. He is the author of the forthcoming "Betwixt and Between: Exploring the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft", from Llewellyn Worldwide. For more information visit: www.faerywolf.com
As an instigator of fun & merriment, Soolah Hoops brings joy and a sense of play to the community through her love of sharing her hoops with everyone.
Soolah is Hoop & Fire Dance Performer as well as a Hoop Dance Instructor and facilitates classes and hoop meditation workshops around the country. Hoolah hoops officially entered her life in 2007 with a beautiful group of friends as she shared Reiki by using a hoop as a healing tool. After putting the hoop down for a year she picked it back up in hopes of working with fire in 2008. She began fire dancing in 2009 and Soolah has performed at many festivals and events bringing the love and art of fire to the public. Soolah performs with a fire hoop, staff, "s" staff, poi, orb, swords and umbrella.
Tonya Threet, Gythja (Priestess of the Northern shamanic traditions, where the gods/goddesses of old are honored and celebrated) Tonya has a kindred in her home town of Fort Wayne, Indiana named Kvisir's Hearth Kindred, she welcomes those genuinely serious about the learning of the gods/goddesses/traditions of Scandinavia, the Nordic countries, despite race, sexual orientation, gender fluidity, etc. Kvisir's Hearth Kindred hosts Lore and Rune studies and welcomes and encourages those who want to learn to join. Tonya travels to various cities to preform blóts, (rituals) for different kindreds when a Gythja is needed, she is also ordained to preform marriages, birth and death rites and is an experienced spiritual counselor. Tonya teaches multi level rune classes at several locations and also host workshops to teach rune magick and chanting called galldr, Tonya is also a Nordic Folk style singer and plans on creating more albums and traveling to the lands of her ancestors in Denmark to sing to them. Tonya is most passionate about helping women to become the strong and fierce warrior goddesses they were born to be, RISE VALKYRIES!!!
Chas Bogan: is an artist and mystic who has studied and practiced many diverse forms of metaphysics for the past 28 years. That experience is reflected in his art which ranges from the design of divination tools to various other forms of sacred expression. His shamnic talents have led him to create various collections of spiritual supplies created for Modern Conjure Brands such as baths, oils, powders, waters and more. One of the founding members and teachers of Black Rose Witchcraft, he also created and teaches A Course in Modern Conjure. He is available for spiritual consultations in which he serves his clients in his capacity as a Reiki Master/Teacher, Root worker, Card Reader, Conjure Doctor, and teacher of various magical arts. For more visit www.ChasBogan.com
Earth Warriors Founder and Field General, Mom, Witch, Priestess, crafts woman, teacher, pirate. Heather is an ordained Wiccan Clergy Woman in the State of Ohio and actively practicing professional witch. Heather has actively taught women's and warrior mysteries across Northern America for the last two decades. She isn’t a witch beholding to degrees; favoring practical application, heart, integrity, common sense, wisdom and skill. In addition to being the founder, organizer/field general of EWF, She is the owner of Violet Flame Gifts. Opened in 2003, VFG is a hearth based Practitioner’s Shop specializing in all natural, hand blended body products, oils, and custom work. Heather is a down to earth witch who is frequently called an irrepressible force of nature. www.violetflamegifts.com
Adam Davis has been facilitating nature spirituality workshops of the “Connecting with the Land Workshop Series” since 1998. He has significant training and experience in deep ecology, natural science, meditative and shamanic techniques, environmental protection and conservation, and facilitation of many kinds of classes and ceremonies. He is committed to providing nature experiences that are helpful to people of diverse backgrounds and walks of life. For more information about Adam as well as descriptions of the varieties of workshops in the Connecting with the Land series, go to http://www.landsolution.com/connectingwiththeland.html or check out Adam’s book “Connecting with the Land: Nature Relationships in Multiple Dimensions” (available at http://www.createspace.com/4445115/ and through Amazon).
Taren Martin has been active in the Pittsburgh Pagan community for over 20 years, and has followed Anglo-Saxon Heathenry since 2005 as a gesið of Earendel Hearth.
An avid brewer of mead, he has shared his passion for brewing in both workshops and one on one instruction.
Taren is the co-creator of the Martin Rune Deck and varied other artworks, all available at wolfden-designs.com.
As a professional artist, his artworks have been featured in both local and national publications and festivals.