Joey Lugassy

I just wanted him to play and play. – India Arie

Singer/songwriter and chant artist, Joey Lugassy’s professional highlights include singing for Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, writing and performing an official public service campaign song for Amnesty International and being nominated twice for an Emmy in the category of “Best Song”.

Whether performing his library of original singer songwriter material or chant compositions, one thing always comes through, as Grammy nominee, Jai Uttal puts it – “Joey Lugassy’s songs and chants are filled with warmth and musicality and his voice beautifully conveys deep longings of the heart.”

Lugassy is renowned for his non-sectarian approach to kirtan, viewing Hindu deities as archetypal metaphors. His kirtan is a blend of original compositions, traditional Sanskrit, and an occasional nod to familiar pop songs (Bowie, Beatles, Van Morrison and others) ‘that all reflect and give insight to this sacred path we’re on together.’ Joey tours the globe performing, leading kirtans and workshops and when the stars align; playing, sweating and praying all over the world with wife and world renowned yoga teacher, Micheline Berry.