Jun 242011

Chris Amodeo’s recent burst into music has been mythic. As a Rolfer® and Shaman he already lives an unusual life committed to transformation. A few years ago he bought a guitar at a fundraiser, started playing for fun and things got really wild in the creativity department.

His simultaneous emersion into  Shamanism further expedited the process and has now launched him into an entirely new destiny.

Music hidden inside exploded in a big and unforeseen way. He, along with his band The Modern Minds, have released Amodeo’s first album of 14 original songs, Homo Luminous, meaning, “man of light”. Music reminiscent of classic folk-based 70’s rock merges with lyrics that are soulful and smart.

The Modern Minds are led by veteran drummer/producer Ray Weston and  rounded out by members who’ve worked with Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and The Motels.

Two shows at The Coach House last October and November followed by a show at LA’s legendary Whisky A Go Go on Jan 2nd  and a spectacular performance at the 2011 Sunset Sessions featuring legendary artists K.D. Lang, Daniel Lanois, and Stevie Nicks have launched Amodeo out into the world. Amodeo along with the Minds just played Worldfest 2011 and were invited back to play the first ever Sunset Sessions Rock. They killed it, along with phenomenal new bands like Kopek, Givers and Dead Sara as well as good friends Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe. Next, Chris Amodeo and The Modern Minds play one of the coolest venues anywhere, the Hotel Cafe on July 28th. They’re also slated to play the Malibu Music Awards in September.

“My learning curve has been fast and fun. If anyone had told me a few years ago that I’d be writing songs and recording an album and then playing in these incredible venues right off the bat, I’d have accused them of being absolutely bonkers.  I think people are hungry for what’s real, soulful and transparent now more than ever, in this jaded, post-meltdown world. Music always has room to offer more .”