Review of Devaloka In Common Ground Magazine, San Francisco

“Devaloka is a veritable kirtan cauldron of simmering, bubbling, delectable chants that fluidly traverse the myriad of musical styles Sean & the band bring to the stage. The gumbo feeling they bring from the gulf jives well with the musical blendings that bring to mind Grateful Dead jams, a little Santana spice in the percussion section, and an all around endearing space that draws you in with each listen. All in all, it’s understandable why other chanting luminaries like Jai Uttal are so eager to endorse this group, as Sean manages to spread his bayou magic from ocean to ocean, inside and out. In Jai’s words, “Sean’s voice is a warm soothing river of serenity”. Diving right in is the recommended plan.” – Lloyd Barde, Music Editor, Common Ground Magazine, San Francisco