By Dave Carew
How does an artist hope to affect the world? What impact does he or she hope to have? In the case of Chakra Bleu (pronounced Shock-ruh Blue), the passionately desired impact is to bring more beauty, peace, hope, and inspiration to the world. That alone makes “Bleu” an artist worthy of our respect and attention.
Back in the day, Chakra Bleu was a full-fledged, Fleetwood Mac-esque rock band, playing to large and enthusiastic audiences at clubs like Douglas Corner and the French Quarter (ah . . . the good ole French Quarter). The band now has been stripped-down to its roots and soul, with just lead singer / songwriter “Bleu” carrying on as Chakra Bleu. That transition has resulted in music more Americana and country in feel—in fact, several songs from Souvenir have already charted on Country and Indie Country charts—yet “Bleu”’s musical journey still retains its impassioned embrace of love, spirit, and the mystic.
Among the stand-out tracks on this record are “Sabotage,” “She Walks Alone,” and “Addicted to You,” all of which have recently charted. Produced by Chakra Bleu and David Henry (Cowboy Junkies, Indigo Girls), Souvenir is the latest contribution from an artist whose talent and spirit have brought new hope and beauty to our world for more than a decade.
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David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at XLibris.com. Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.
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