REINCARNATIONS OF MY MIND

 

THE EXCITING NEW ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL BY NATHAN WIDENER

 

Dreams that haunt you and keep the fires of your life burning are at the core of the Reincarnations of My Mind experience. In the past two years, Nathan Widener, has traveled throughout the United States writing and playing music, while also questioning what it is that makes the human experience so captivating. In this collection of songs, Nathan dives into the music that made him who he is today. Dipping into blues, rock, jazz, motown, funk, soul, classical guitar, and accapella, Nathan reimagines these genres into new forms. While currently in production and is hoping to have a release by June 2018. 

 
 

Current track listing includes:

  1. Sinner's Prayer
  2. Sleeping Under the Mighty Mississippi
  3. Driftin
  4. Invisible Hand Blues
  5. Epitaph
  6. Spirit Sky Dance
  7. New Morning Raga
  8. Sailin On
  9. Reptile in Drag
  10. Motor City Jammin
  11. Ramblin
  12. Sunshine Dandelion
  13. Drixian
 

Check back for current updates and news about releases.

 
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MUSIC

Music is more than just a moment expression, it is a collaboration between the artist, the listener, and the human condition. Music is the exploration of not only that moment that the listener is in, but changes and has meaning throughout a lifetime for both audience and performer. Drixian Productions' goal is to create moments that last more than a lifetime, because art demands more. We are not only to create art for ourselves, but to collaborate, to share and make music that is stronger than the moment and the players. Come join us, either as an artist adding their voice/skills to our own projects, or as artists looking to capture their own moment for generations. 

 

Other Artists

 

 
 
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Varga and Nathan Widener

Singer-Songwriter Steven Varga became a collaborator in 2010, to create one of the most stirring songs, Something Like Sunshine. The two have worked on and off over the past few years. Click here to hear a sample of their work.

 

Steven Vargas personal work can be found here.


We Are Beta

Taking the idea of jamming to a whole other plane, this group of guys plays music that is both musically interesting and has enormous depth. The sonic landscape of their sound comes from the key ingredients that each member brings to the table: Joo's hard swinging bass lines, Rob's meticulously perfect drum patters, and Nathan's soulful blues and jazz guitar make Beta a lethal combination for jamming.

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Nathan Widener

Nathan Widener has played around East Tennessee with several bands that explored the roots of American music. With a firm foothold in the Blues, his music pulls from the British folk and Guitar Gods of the late 1960's to create music that not only has a spirit and life, but also has a timeless quality to it. 


He started playing the guitar when he was 13, and since then has written for solo guitar, for a movie soundtrack, for bands, even arranged tunes for publication and has something he calls, “5 cds of original demo ideas.” “I'll never forget where I was when I heard 'Third Stone from the Sun' by Hendrix. Traveling down the Potomac River, I was able to see how music and the Earth were connected. It was Jimi's unique ability to speak through the guitar, that he didn't need words to communicate this beautiful idea. I think that is where my love of improvisation comes from.” 

He was first introduced to playing live music when he was 17, "It was an experience that changed my life. There is such an energy that happens between the crowd and the performer. You are changing somebody's life. Right then and there, they are going to walk away feeling something different." 

Since then Nathan has spent his time in college as double major in history and music. “There’s a lot of things they can teach you in a book, but what they don’t teach you is how to write a song that means something. We lose sight of that over time.” Jazz was special for Nathan because of the unique sound Jazz gave him, the rhythms and complex harmonies have all found a unique place in his musical compositions and style. "Jazz is really special because it has both the soul of the Blues, and it has the brains of classical." 

“It’s hard to narrow it down to just one artist that is my favorite, I am inspired by like Hendrix, Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon and Jim Croce all brought this uniqueness – the energy and soul that you just can’t find that on the street. That’s what I want to be, something unique.”