We are fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with many talented creators, including musicians, poets, scholars and photographers. On this page, you can learn a little more about these gifted and generous folks.
Sherri Rose-Walker is a life-long poet whose voice is beautiful, sophisticated, deeply emotional and and provocative. She writes of the simple beauties and enormous tragedies and wonders of life with a reverence and eloquence that will leave you breathless. Her work has appeared in the We’Moon Womens’ Wisdom Calendar, Bay Area Poets’ Seasonal Review, The Salt Reader, Blueprint and SF Peace and Hope. We are blessed to have co-created three songs with Sherri, weaving together lyrics from her poems with our own original music. The "Mountain Mother Mini Album" contains one of these pieces, the title track, as well as another more haunting piece called "Windwolves." Both "Mountain Mother" and the song "Lullabies of Surrender" appear on "Somebody Calling."
Photo by Drago Renteria
Jann Aldredge-Clanton is an ordained minister, author, teacher, and chaplain who fearlessly champions inclusive language for the Divine. In addition to her books on gender-inclusive theology and spirituality, she has authored several volumes of worship music, in which she sets new, liberating, inclusive lyrics to the traditional tunes that Christians know and love. We have had the great blessing to create a full album of inclusive-language Christmas music, Sing of Peace, in collaboration with Jann. It is a joy to proclaim the coming of the Christ-Sophia in Jann's uplifting words! Thank you, Jann, for breathing the inspiration of the Divine Feminine into these beloved melodies.
Karianne Burns is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrument musician. She offered up her talents on harp and wooden flute for the song "Frozen Light" on the album "Somebody Calling." "Currently I am working on a series of songs for the inner child. When my music brings tears, I knows I've helped myself connect with the hidden self. I hope my songs help others reach those places as well." She is in the midst of obtaining her Masters degree in Somatic Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Carol Schlesinger is a licensed clinical social worker and seasoned bereavement counselor. She is also a lover of nature, dogs, cats and all of Goddess's creatures. She lends her photography talents to Spiral Muse through the generous use of her nature imagery as well as snapping pics of the band at concerts.
Elaine Chan-Scherer is an artist, psychotherapist and intuitive who lives and works in San Francisco. She loves Mother Nature and cannot hold back from photographing and sharing Nature's gifts. Learn more at www.evidenceSF.weebly.com.
Janine Morris is a somatic psychotherapist working it of Oakland and Santa Rosa and an occasional nature photography hobbyist. Visit her on instagram @bayareasomaticpsychotherapy.
Clayton Day is a master beadworker , somewhat of a photographer (he's modest) & a human being who truly LOVES the heartbeat of the earth & humanity.