Mapstone Music is coming all the way from the east coast of Australia to share their music with the west coast of BC. Chris Mapstone has been making amazing roots music for over 10 years; when we met, we were working together for the world's largest environmental organization, and he was writing and singing for the Canadian band 'Root System'. Now based out of Byron Bay, New South Wales, and front-lining 'Mapstone', Chris brings his folk style and training and experience in cultural instrumentation from around the world to his music, including traditional flutes and the didgeridoo, and his lyrics reflect his passion and understanding for equality, freedom of speech, self-reflection, and the environment. He believes that music is a very potent and strong spiritual practice, and his danceable shows radiate with intention and healing - you leave feeling lighter.
Together with his partner Jemma Gawned they make Sacred Sonics, working together to create transformative experiences through the coupling of cacao ceremony and music.
I had the pleasure of joining Mapstone and Sacred Sonics for their new years' eve set this winter at the Woodford Festival in Queensland, Australia, and I'm so stoked to have been invited to join them again as their opening act for the 'Sacred Life' tour!
Aug 15 - Ganges Yoga, Salt Spring Island
Aug 16 - Ganges Yoga, Salt Spring Is
Aug 17 - Spinning Ninny Arts, Duncan
Aug 18 - Copper Owl, Victoria
Aug 20 - Coastal Bliss Yoga, Tofino
Aug 21 - Roberts Creek Legion, Roberts Creek
Aug 22 - Blessed Coast Festival, Squamish
Aug 24 - Crystal Lounge, Whistler
Aug 30 - Backstage Lounge, Vancouver