• Admission: $30.00-$34.00 (plus fees)
  • Location: Freight & Salvage
  • 2020 Addison Street
  • Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Feb 8 2023

Jai Uttal album release concert for 'Dust and Tears'

Dust and Tears is one of the most introspective, profoundly personal albums in the vast catalog of the beloved, world devotional musical innovator, Jai Uttal. It is also one of his most boldly adventurous recordings—an inspired synthesis of divine poetry and song from across the ages and around the globe.

Join Jai and his band for a first glimpse into the world of Dust & Tears. Alternating between gentle, prayerful songs in English and ecstatic call and response Kirtans, this will be a night to remember!

The band:

Sandy Cressman - vocals & flute

Prajna Vieira - vocals & harmonium

Jeff Cressman - trombone & percussion

José Neto - Guitar

Ezra Uttal - keyboards

Deszon Claiborne - drums

Ben Leinbach - bass

Jai Uttal - vocals, guitar, banjo & harmonium

Advance praise for Dust & Tears:

“Jai Uttal’s new album, “Dust & Tears,” is a gem. It is essential Jai but in a new dimension, as beautiful as his many other works, but more available to the (my) western ear. On “Dust & Tears” prayers are veiled, but ever present. “Psalm” is a spiritual and musical blockbuster of melody, arrangements, vocal, and chorus. I’m happy putting the entire album on repeat, which is exactly where it is while I write this.” - Joan Baez

‘So intimate, so vulnerable, so ecstatic, so sad, so romantic, so edgy, so historical, so new, so now, so timeless, so emotionally and musically complex— I think this is Jai’s BEST album.” —Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga founder, activist, writer, dancer, painter, musician and chef.

“I love ‘Dust & Tears’ — the lyrics, Jai’s voice, the arrangements, the heart, the feelings.” — Anne Lamott, bestselling author.

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