Krishna Das announces release date for new album

We’ve covered Krishna Das pretty consistently, although we haven’t said much about his crowd-sourced new album, mainly because it was already well above its goal when we saw it — sort of suggesting it didn’t need the “Confluence bump.”

But now the new album, Kirtan Wallah, has a release date, so we’ll let you know. It’s coming April 15. Tax Day.

Hey. We just did tell you. It’ll be available both digitally and on CD. (Too bad no album release; albums sound better.)

Here’s a little description:

With the release of his 14th album, Kirtan Wallah-one who sings kirtan, KD offers a westward-leaning album, fully embracing his American roots in rock and country and yet embodying the spirit of deeply devotional Indian chants. There are some traditional melodies that would be right at home in an Indian temple, his rich baritone voice and harmonium leading the chants. But at its heart, this album is a natural confluence of KD’s musical streams, bansuri flute weaving its way through acoustic guitars and country swing, and tabla and kartals underscoring melodies that would fit well in the Townes Van Zandt catalog.

There’s a “4 a.m. Hanuman Chalia” on the track list.

Here’s an 11-minute video on the album’s making:

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