Jamie St Clair [instrument: guitar, aka Vidroha Jamie] grew up with old school blues mixed with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and the Band. Influences: Eric Clapton, Santana, Steely Dan, Pat Metheny, Tap Root, Loggins and Messina, Kit Walker. He picked up his first guitar at age 14. His other love was the theater and after studying acting, fencing, and stage combat in the graduate program at the Asolo Theatre in Florida, he abandoned a career in acting to travel to India to embark on an exploration of meditation and personal growth in the international commune of Osho in India. It was then he became interested in the mystical relationship between music, silence, and meditation.
Jamie lived in India for 12 years and began developing his own unique guitar style and melodic compositions blended with softer jazz chords and influenced by the experience of the Eastern meditation traditions he was exploring. He's very happy with the group of musicians with whom he shares these creations. His previous album Celtic Ragas won the praise of Paul McCartney, a more simple offering of melodies with fewer intruments.
Currently he's working on his second Sublime Dezine Records release - INFUSION: The Prodigal Son at Home - a jazz/rock vocal album with contributions from Kit Walker (jazz piano, bass), Prem Joshua (sitar), Suvarna Freeman (vocals), Maniko (vocals), Anandgyan (vocals), and Praashekh Borker (sarod).
Jamie St Clair Discography:
1989 Step by Step (Osho Commune Int'l label, Pune, India) Satsang Music
Set for 2011 INFUSION: The Prodigal Son at Home (Sublime Dezine Records, Nederland, CO) Rock (a la Steely Dan, Crosby, Stills, and Nash)