Here’s the trailer of a Live performance video of the inspirational contemporary acoustic-folk-roots-rock of Chris and Daya Devi-Doolin (aka Level Seven) at The White House at Timucua Arts Center, June 26, 2016.
We arranged a year earlier to perform at the White House at Timucua Arts in Orlando. We had heard great things about the venue. After an unusually stressful 24 hour period, we arrived a little early for the gig. We decided to get out of the heat and hang out for a little while at a local eatery. It turns out this was directly across the street from Pulse nightclub in Orlando; so there we were watching the stream of people at the impromptu memorial for the victims of that terrible tragedy. We carried these emotions with us into the show, but in spite of losing it several times, we feel blessed to have a great concert video. We want to thank Benoit Glazer at the White House for recording and providing the superb audio and video.
Chris and Daya Devi-Doolin (aka Level Seven) performing live at Blu Gathering in Winter Springs, Florida. Performing their original songs Goodbye Heartaches, Not Too Late (Let Me Explain) from their CD Smile America (http://www.akalevelseven.com/mystore-2/) and Ain’t No Pain from songwriter friend Elmer Hawkes and Babylon by David Gray.
Goodbye Heartaches was written during their days as street musicians regarding perseverence in the face of obstacles; Regarding Not Too Late (Let Me Explain), Daya wrote, “Two years ago, I watched Oprah interview Meg Ryan. She had taken a break from doing movies for awhile because she had to find her place, her true self before she could continue onto anything else. What she learned about herself is explained in this song and Chris and I incorporated what our parents did and said for and to us through their love for us. I was very happy to hear how Meg had allowed herself to come forth and be the person she truly is and I was very inspired. I wrote this song that day. I kept the melody and tune in my head for two years until Chris was able to work with it with me after he heard me play it. Meg said, ‘I don’t have to be who you think I am, I don’t have to be a star, I don’t have to be who you want me to be, I just have to be who I am.’
Starting off in the heart of the desert and ending somewhere on the sea of love eternal, we hope you enjoy this journey with us…
Live from “Smile America” CD release party recorded by Chris and Daya Devi-Doolin (aka Level Seven) at D’vine Gourmet Wine in Deland, Florida on May 21,2011; featuring special guest Maurice Starr on keyboards. Thanks to Bill and Theresa of Ellison Photo and Video for capturing this raw footage off their camera.