About Shubalananda Kirtan

Shubalananda is an American sadhu, traveling across the Northeast and sharing his unique, bluesy style of kirtan, which is the meditative call and response gospel music of India. The first stage of inner discipline and yogic attainment is emptying the mind of thoughts, and as Shubal says, “You can’t think when you sing. Therefore, kirtan is the shortcut to no-thought.”

Shubal is a Tantric devotee of Shree Maa of Assam. He has studied with many of the gurus of India, including Sathya Sai Baba, Baba Ram Dass, Karunamayi, Baba Hari Ji, and the greatest kirtan singer of them all, Ma Chetan Jyoti. These studies, along with his voice of deep bhava and experience, and his masterful musical skill, allow Shubal to offer his kirtan as a gift to his Guru, to his highest self, and to the community around him.

When Shubal leads kirtan, the flow of his Gurus’ Shakti fills everyone in the room. Shubal’s kirtan is unique: his power, his love of God, his amazing experiences and wisdom, and the grace of his Guru, create an environment which can be experienced nowhere else. Come and feel the uplift with Shubalananda Kirtan.

Pioneer Spirit was a radio show produced by Shubal and Ashley that aired on Valley Free Radio on Sundays in 2013-14.

A sampling of our favorite episodes are listed below, as well as a link to the entire episode archive. Click on the link to enjoy the show!

Episode 3: An interview with Krishna Das, talk about Nisargadatta, music and more! 

Episode 8: Music, poetry, and live interview with Greg Besek

Episode 9: Guest DJ Lady Tiana Sophia joins Shubal and Ashley in the studio for an interview and great music..

Episode 34: Shubal and Ashley sit down for an interview with Prajna Hallstrom

Episode 35: An in-depth interview with Robert Moses, music and more..

The entire archive of episodes can be found here.