Monday, January 26, 2009


i was interviewed on blogtalk radio, and now i have the copy of this interview...take a listen to some songs and some information about the music, the new album "from within" and insight into the songwriting, the production and general information about my music. thanks for listening!

Friday, January 23, 2009

performance in mexico ~ with rosalia de cuba ~

i was recently in mexico, and performed with "rosalia de cuba" a powerful and internationally known performer, singer and was an incredible evening, singing with her band of cuban musicians and she definately brought the house down! it was an honor to sing with her as well as to sing a few of my own songs, a night to remember...muchas gracias rosalia!!

yogamates interview

Hello my friends~

i am currently interviewed on yogamates at this link below:


you can listen to a song..."big enough" as well as get to know me a little bit better! i hope you go over there and have a read, a listen and check out more of the music at:
ena "from within"

yogamates is a community website featuring yoga teachers, musicians, yoga studios, events,'s a great place to connect with the yoga community and others who are interested in health, wellness and YOGA.

here is the written interview:

Interview with ena Vie
YM: When did music first find you?
In the womb, I grew up with music always around me. My mother and father were always singing and playing music in the house. My grandparents on both sides were professional musicians. I sang in choirs, school plays and musicals. I have always been performing and singing.

YM: Describe your music.
My music is uplifting and exploratory with a positive message and great grimy grooves that take the listener on a journey. Each song I sing tells a story, while each song has its own personality where you can find folk, rock, pop, country, trance, blues and tribal influences everywhere on my album. It all starts at the root chakra with the groove and rises up from there.

YM: Is making music a spiritual process for you?
Absolutely!! Singing, creating, writing and performing, are all a spiritual process, just like life. My spiritual connection with the source of all life continues to inspire me, this process is an act of surrender to that source. It is always spiritual, and I feel more alive in this place than any other.

YM: What inspires your music?
The rhythm of life and the story of day to day living and healing from the present and the past is my inspiration. To me, learning what it means to be human, in all aspects from relationships, and the joys and challenges of daily life to finding my place in the constantly evolving yet cosmic order of all things, inspires me.

YM: What is your favorite part of being a musician?
I believe that being a musician is like being a court jester…I write about my perspective and then sing it for those who want to listen. Being in this “space,” the place of an observer, and simultaneously a performer, is probably my favorite aspect of being a musician. I love the ability to evoke powerful emotions in the listener as my experience and journey of healing triggers the same in others.

YM: What does your spiritual practice look/sound like? Do you practice yoga?
My spiritual practice is about surrender…surrendering to something bigger than me, bigger than I can imagine, bigger than I know. The mystery of life is that it retains its mystery…it is not something I figure out, but an adventure I discover daily, with gentleness, humor, love and respect. Yoga has taught me that my breath is the most important thing to follow and return to. My mind rests in the breath, and my heart opens to life.

YM: What makes your sound unique?
I believe that each artist’s sound is unique because each artist is unique. Rumi says, “there are a million ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” For each person on this planet, there is a unique song, and I believe that my music expresses my unique song, my perspective of life, written from experiences that have taught me to grow as a person and to celebrate the process. I like to blend all my influences…from folk and rock, to funk and acoustic. I follow each song where it leads me while simultaneously opening myself to collaboration with others, (my incredibly talented producer for one!) for deeper creative input. This has been an experience of complete surrender to the greater message of each song.

YM: What do you hope to convey and express in your music?
My intention is to communicate what I have learned in my discovery of life in each moment. Through this expression, I have chosen time and again to be honorable to my essence and my authenticity, and this is the greatest gift I can give to myself, to others and to life.

YM: Where can we find out more about you?


And on itunes!!! look for me as ena "from within"

namaste and thanks for all the love and support!

talk to y'all soon...


Thursday, January 22, 2009

big enough~

now, more than ever, this moment in history, is a time when we can all take responsibility for ourselves: using our gifts, our talents, our insights, our wisdom and begin to live from the place within, the place of our deepest wisdom. it is a time when we are realizing that working together, to support the expression of who we really are, is a reality, and a necessity.
"big enough" the first song on my new album, "from within" is about not needing to look outside of ourselves for any validation, but instead, recognize that there is no church, no mosque, no synagogue, no book, no box and no word that can contain the great mystery of life...and this we have access to within our hearts. living from the heart is when we live life to our greatest potential because from the center, there is no limitation, there is nothing stopping the flow of creativity, love, wisdom, insight and strength!

here are the lyrics...a little bigger so you can read them!

no box
no book
no word
is big enough
no mosque
no church
and no synagogue

so how high can you go?
how deep is your flow?
and how, wide are your dreams tonight?

the moon
the sun
they breathe life to everyone
and the flames of fire
quench my desire
and the stars
in the sky
they are bringing me insight
and the waves of water
wash me over


i am your daughter
i speak the great mother
i live as a woman in humanity
i am your sun/son
and i speak for all the great ones
i live in the center of humanity
yes i do


hey la la hey hey


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

change is among us...

today marks an incredible moment in history, and on this inaugural day, i am especially grateful to be alive and to be contributing my part for change in how we live each moment of our lives through my music and my life. i give thanks to obama, his family, and to all of us who have kept the torch lit in the darkest of moments, so that now we can step out into the light of change and responsibility for our actions as we all participate in the renewal of this country.

yes we can!
yes we will!
yes we continue!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009


hello my friends...i have some good news to announce... i am now officially on itunes! i am so excited about this; i hope you can get to itunes, as well as other sites which sell cd's...and support the music. tell your friends, and look for upcoming free songs i will be posting here from time to time. i am in the process of organizing my schedule for 2009, so stay tuned for upcoming gigs, tours and festivals. thanks for listening...much love, ena vie