The Merkaba is the re-ignition of once lost energy fields surrounding each of our bodies. When turned back on, it gives us an expanded awareness of who we are, connects us with higher levels of consciousness and restores the memory of the infinite possibilities of our being. Merkaba is also an eclectic instrumental duo whose music is intended to have similar effects as those described above.

When Dan Lehmann and Michael Travis first met in Crested Butte, Colorado in 1999, it quickly became apparent that they shared a very similar approach to creating music. Both self-taught musicians maintain an almost mystical relationship with improvisational music, using the spontaneous expression to subtly urge change and growth in both themselves and their listeners. Dan and Travis would play together only sporadically over the next few years, as Travis was often on the road with his main musical project, The String Cheese Incident.

But today, SCI’s tour schedule lends more time for Travis to explore other musical inspirations. So, this Winter 2002, Travis (drums) and Dan (acoustic guitar) head out on a mini Colorado tour to spin up some incredible musical energy. Expect a completely improvisational, highly percussive journey, a journey that fuses aggressive finger-style guitar and quick dynamic rhythms into a timeless source of expression.

Merkaba | Winter 2002
01.23 Tulagi, Boulder, CO
01.24 Sherpa and Yeti’s, Breckenridge, CO
01.26 Levelz, Steamboat Springs, CO
01.27 8150, Vail, CO
01.30-31 The Eldo, Crested Butte, CO
02.02 Fly Me To The Moon, Telluride, CO
02.03 San Juan Room, Durango, CO

[Published on: 1/17/02]

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