“Kristin Luna Ray solidly ranks amongst chant music’s most luminous rising stars.” -Yoga Journal
Kristin "Luna" Ray is a singer-songwriter, workshop leader, and advocate for wellness and spiritual growth. Over the last decade she has traveled extensively throughout the world, sharing music through performance, workshops, Kirtans (call and response chanting), and community work with hospice, and in schools with children. She is currently involved in an artist collaboration entitled the Bhakti Vinyasa Project, a Live Music and Yoga Experience. When she’s not traveling she resides part time in Asheville, NC, and part time in Costa Rica, where she has co-founded the True Nature Education Center.
In 2009 Luna released "Where Heaven Meets the Earth". Reflecting her world travels to India, Costa Rica, and Fiji, the album features a number of prominent musicians playing unique world instruments such as the kanun (Turkey), tablas (India), and the Oud (Persia).This world music backdrop supports Luna's folk-inspired acoustic guitar and lyrical storylines that address themes of spiritual growth.
In 2012 Luna released a new world-music inspired Kirtan album entitled “One Shared Heart.” The album features internationally acclaimed guest artists Wah!, Girish, Alvin Young (Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band), and more. The songs on the album are diverse in styles from around the world, utilizing various Sanskrit mantras, danceable grooves, and featuring the pure and angelic voice of Luna. The album is distributed by the prominent record label Spirit Voyage.
Luna has collaborated with and shared the stage with recording artists such as Wah!, David Newman, Donna DeLory River Guerguerian, Shimshai, Bhagavan Das, and Girish. Luna believes that music is vital to maintaining health and well-being. She is committed to sharing music in a way that awakens a deep remembrance of our truest Self.