Dawn started playing drums around age 17 with a 1960’s vintage Ludwig trap set she received as an early high school graduation gift from her dad and uncles. She played in the percussion and small jazz ensembles at her local Community College and continued learning and playing other styles, including reggae and funk. Music and dance have been an inspiring and healing force in her life and have given her a way to express herself.
Dawn’s first instruments were her feet, as she started tap dancing at the age of six and just kept on dancin’. In 1998 she started teaching at her childhood dance studio and performing with her teacher, Jeanette Frame, and her dance group The Rhythmaniacs. She has also studied with many tap legends including Diane Walker, Brenda Bufalino, Sam Weber, Sarah Petronio, Savion Glover, and others. She has been a performer and choreographer in a tap and bass group with Troy and two other dancers called Sole Salad, and choreographed the tap numbers in a local theatre’s showing of “Steppin' Out,” and “Some Like It Hot.” She used to “sit in” at a local jazz club trading solos with the band and has been known for her fancy, fast feet and intricate rhythms.
Her journey on a devotional path began around age 15, when she started a meditation practice that gave her positive focus and strength, while dealing with a serious and difficult illness that lasted many years.
In 1999 she found her Divine Guru. The one whom she’d been searching for, who had come to her many times in a recurring dream throughout her youth. Her music flows as inspiration from her Guru’s teaching and her souls yearning for Truth.
Also a bodywork practitioner, Dawn became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 1997 and continued studying many modalities. She received advanced level training in State-of-the Art techniques in 2006-2009 at the Connecticut School of Integrative Manual Therapy.
Dawn is ever grateful to be able, through the grace of the Divine to practice the healing arts and give back to others the good that she receives.
Troy was raised in music in the family’s household in Sante Fe, New Mexico. As a young child, he was inspired to make music when watching his father and other family members perform in bands. Troy would study each player as they rehearsed and played their individual parts. He was shown the intricacies of many instruments and styles, which sparked a lifelong curiosity and love of music.
After borrowing his Aunts’ guitar and studying a chord book, Troy acquired his first guitar in his sophomore year of high school. He took a few lessons from the guitar player in his dad’s band, but from then on, learned to play by ear and began writing his own music.
When a friend asked Troy to try bass guitar so they could start a band, he reluctantly agreed and then realized that he actually liked playing the bass and indeed, appeared to have a knack for it. After finishing high school, he found himself getting offers from around town to play bass in different groups that played everything from top 40, reggae, rock, and many other genres of music.
A few years later, Troy became more interested in performing and recording original music. He began to collect recording gear, drum machines, guitars, and microphones. As a result, Troy has written and recorded many songs over the years though few have been officially released. In 2011, he produced his chakra-healing album entitled “Chakra Calm.” That album is an intuitive offering of sound healing received through the door of “what does the chakra want to hear?” It’s intended for energetic balancing of the body and encouraging the listener to make positive personal shifts. The project is a perfect blend of his training and practice in the healing arts and music.
Troy continues his many creative endeavors through several mediums including photography, drawing, woodworking, recycled art projects, preparing delicious meals, and the healing arts. He also enjoys mountain biking and camping.
Troy is dedicated to making luscious sound recordings, and songs that make you wonder ... "Where did that come from?"
Troy and Dawn met in 1996 and by 1997 the two had started collaborating on all kinds of projects. Bass guitar with tap dancing, Funk band with tap dancing, and the two were also hired as the bass and drum section for several music projects in their home town. They married in 2002 and have been making music in their home studio ever since.
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