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Every other Sunday at 5PM Pacific Time, we are giving a live concert from our Ashland home. You can watch it at Gary Garrett’s Facebook Page, or Anjalisa Aitken’s. Earlier episodes are archived on our Facebook pages.
We often have a Zoom room going at the same time. Please contact us here to RSVP.
One Saturday Anjalisa went for a walk, and a song followed her home. We wrote some more words, and on Sunday we sang it — for the first time, even in practice.
All of our house concerts and workshops have been replaced by these weekly online shows. We welcome your support and we’re grateful for it. You can go to PayPal.me/theharmonypeople or contact us by email.
Shortly after the shops closed down, Anjalisa went walking in downtown Ashland. By the time she got home, she had written most of this song. We entered it in this year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest.
We recorded a new single. Click here for a free download of “There Is a Field,” our mashup of Rumi, Laurence Cole, Leonard Cohen, and us.
Life is a lucid dream! Here’s our video, featuring the photography of Kawika Singson.
“Your songs are powerful, beautiful, and fun. What a spectrum!”
— Eileen, San Rafael CA
If our music has brought something good into your life … please consider donating to keep the show on the road.
Dear Friends … Being able to express ourselves artistically as The Harmony People is our honor, our pleasure, & our calling. Read More …
Photo Credit: Kauakea Winston
Our story began in 2013, when Gary was performing in California, and Anjalisa began harmonizing, full voice, from the audience. We sang some more, and very soon we, and everyone within earshot, realized that we would be making lots of music together. In honor of the way we met, we began with the name Voice Recognition.
“Chicken Skin … beautiful harmonies, interesting songs, impressive scat singing. Your two voices are so perfect together … your harmonies were so pure they almost sounded like one intricate voice.” – Matt, Hawaii
We began to tour steadily in Hawaii and on the West Coast, from Southern California up to Seattle, giving house concerts and public shows of our original, uplifting, sophisticated music. We have touched audiences deeply. Check out our testimonials page.
“I cried Bhakti tears, tears of love … your harmonies of yin and yang were incredible.” — Condor, Hawaii
“Listening to Anjalisa’s and Gary’s moving music transported me into such a state that I found myself weeping. The sheer beauty of their harmonies and heart-opening songs are still with me days after their live performance.” ~Marie-Rose Phan-Lê, Author/Filmmaker
In 2015, we were chatting with a stranger, when suddenly she lit up and said, “Oh, I know you, you’re the harmony people! My friends were telling me how great your concert was.”
We drove away elated, knowing that fate had just tapped us on the shoulder and gifted us our new name. We are now The Harmony People.