Gaea Star Crystal Radio Hour #549 is an hour of visionary acoustic improvisational music played by the Gaea Star Band with Mariam Massaro on vocals, Native flute, acoustic guitar, 6- and 12-string ukulele, Bob Sherwood on piano and Craig Harris on congas and Native drums. Taped live at Singing Brook Studio in Worthington, Massachusetts in October of 2023, today’s show begins with a parable called “Koala Care”, a story of a rescued Koala set to a varied, dancing arrangement led by Mariam’s 8-string ukulele. “Oh The Wind Is Dancing” begins as a Native chant driven by Craig’s foundational Native drum and grows into an unsettled ballad that evokes the autumn wind, here played by Mariam on Native flute. “Royal Blue Majesty” is a pretty minor ballad with a fine vocal from Mariam and “Beauty In The Eye Of The Beholder” is a sprightly folk song underpinned by Mariam’s precise, rhythmic ukulele and Craig’s skipping congas. “Let’s Make A Difference” is a multifaceted improvisation supporting Mariam’s poetry that grows into a lovely and distinctly American-sounding motif that evokes a naïve yet elegant facet of ‘50s music. The rest of today’s show is devoted to a celebration of the anniversary of Mariam’s Gaea Star Goddesses show at Northampton’s Academy Of Music with tight, assured takes of “Pele”, Thunder Queen”, “Queen Of Love” and “Queen Of Heaven”, all originally recorded for Mariam’s 2012 album “Gaea Star Goddesses”.