Visit this link to visit Leeland’s Site and listen to “Sacred Space” A 16 track album by: LEELAND JAMES ! Click on link below!:)
Life is truly amazing when your eyes are open and you come across those special “like minded” people. Sweet synchronicities always increase our hope for humanity in this beautiful and often sometimes chaotic world. It is amazing what souls can pick up on from one another if you are in touch with that “real” place that resides within in you. It is your soul trying to express itself. Tune in and allow. That is really who you are. Listen to it. When you are clear on your purpose and are passionately following it, you tend to notice others who are doing the same. I admire anyone who promotes love and peace immensely. I say this because not only do they have that special light radiating from their heart & soul, but they are using their innate gifts while sharing them with others to spread that love. For those of you who have been following me or know me personally, you know that this is just what inspires and drives me even further! These type of people would be known as the courageous ones who know that they have a purpose to complete during their human experience. Bam! They go for it! They are the kind of souls that live to change our lives and world all in the name of peace and much needed love. I have been blessed with meeting a new soul/friend that does just that.
His name is Leeland James. Here is a short bio about my friend. You may have seen him on my posts or on YouTube. This is a man who is truly gifted with music, song writing and an amazing voice! I encourage you to check out his work. It resonates using perfect vibrations and lyrics of life, truths, love and compassion. Allow me to introduce you to this beautiful soul. Welcome Leeland James! Here is a Bio and links to his amazing music.
“I was born in Detroit, MI. I am of Cherokee Native American/German decent. I am a vegan, and have been for 4 years as well as a vegetarian for 7 years with no plans of diverting from it. I changed my diet to improve my own health and clarity. After becoming a vegan, my choice was validated. It was the compassion I felt for animal life that grew after encountering numerous species in many different places. All of whom I have met were loving and peaceful throughout my many interactions with them. Most of whom I consider my greatest teachers.
In 2004, I was offered my first independent musical contract. I decided to turn it down as I disliked being recognized as an artist known for electronic music alone, Instead, I chose to follow my heart as I pursued my acoustic and lighter side of my artistic expression.
In 2005, I attended college in Florida focusing on Recording Arts and Musical Production. After graduation, I began performing my original works in Miami & Orlando, Florida. At that time, I taught music as well. This was approximately 42 students per week. I focused mainly on percussion, violin, vocals, recording arts, bass and from beginner to advanced guitar. Recording production led me to numerous spiritual sites across N. America. Those would include sites such as, Sedona, The Redwood Forest, Devils Tower, Yellowstone National Park, Hopi and Cherokee reservations. Many of which, I was commissioned to live musical performances, recording audio for nature documentaries as well as post production. I studied many healing modalities such as Reiki in Sedan, the use of medical tuning forks and sound therapy in New Mexico, Kundalini Yoga in CA, Runes in Wyoming, Naturopathic Health and Herbalism in Hawaii. The energy of theses sacred sites stayed with me. It changed who I was and my music forever.
After years of musical instruction and living the city life, I eventually had enough. I relocated sight unseen to the Big Island of Hawaii (Hilo). It is where I began back packing around the entire island playing music and farming on organic farms, living in a tent, growing my own food, hauling my own water, and reclaiming my health.
In 2015, I released my first acoustic demo. The recordings are original works. I now feel the music I am currently composing is an honest expression of who I am. It expresses my truth as a musical artist as well as an assistant for peace in our world. Most recently, in October of 2015, I released a new demo titled, “Sacred Space”, (29 K views). The song relates to that sacred space of purity we each have with in us. My first single was “Limitless Love” which the video reached (27 K views) in one week. As I continued to release other pieces such as” Stardust” (31 K views) & “Bless it Up” , they were climbing as well. Most are continually growing daily in views, hence leading to record label interests once again.
I started a “Go Fund Me” account to finance a full length record and partial 2016 U.S tour (see links below). My fund raiser has been up for approximately 3 weeks and we are at our 9% mark!. The total needed to raise is 10k, (4k for the full length mastered album, 6k for travel /performance costs) including composing my work. I am passionate in sharing the gift of positive music, health, and wellness to all those I interact with or encounter.
My want, my dream, my hope, is to bring more awareness & peace to all living beings that I possibly can in 2016”- Leeland James
Facebook: Leeland James
Bandcamp (my recordings): https://leelandjames.bandcamp.com/
Give someone the gift of beautiful heartfelt music this holiday! It is a gift that will grow their spirit and bring much peace to others.