“Enticing, captivating, soulful. The beauty which I’ve experienced at Stringer’s concerts is that the music has the capacity to take me outside of myself into a transcendental state. You get a glimpse into this state with Joyride.”
— LA Yoga
“Another topnotch release from America’s best Kirtan wallah”
— Yoga Chicago
Joyride is a double-CD album of six full-length live call-and-response kirtans, recorded live in Santa Monica, CA with a large crowd. Four of the pieces are new compositions, two are traditional, and none have been previously recorded. The tracks average 17 minutes long, and feature a full band that traverses incredible dynamic and sonic territory, from the intimacy of Indian classical music through jazz, gospel and stadium rock. It features some of the best live kirtan sound ever captured.
Produced by Jeff Payne. With C.C. White and Joni Allen on harmony vocals, Patrick Richey on tablas and cajon, Jeff Andrews on hammer dulcimer, bouzouki and acoustic guitar, Denise Kaufman on bass and harmonica, Ambika Leigh on kartals, Josh Brill on electric guitar, Craig Kohland on congas, Domonic Dean Breaux on flute and saxophone, Montino Bourbon on sarod, and Dave Stringer on lead vocals and harmonium.