IN THE BEGINNING
About 25 years ago, I was hiking in a canyon in Arizona carrying one of my first Native American style flutes. I was alone, or so I thought, and spent the afternoon playing the flute with inspiration from the stunning views of the canyon as well as its reverberant echoes. At the end of the day, as I was walking back to the trailhead, someone saw me with my flute and said: “You made a lot of people happy today”. That was deeply heartwarming and inspiring and launched me into a lifelong journey of playing music in nature and gradually finding a wider audience.
It is with great respect and gratitude that I welcome you, and thank you for joining me.
MYSTERIES OF THE NIGHT
My first full length recording project was inspired by an opportunity to play music inside one of the most unique sound chambers in the world. I first visited THE TANK in 2013, before it was open to the public. I had what was a rare privilege at the time to spend two hours alone making sounds, chanting, playing flute, and having uninterrupted time to explore the amazing reverberation present in this massive dark steel container. I learned to listen deeply to its swirling sounds and natural overtones, to feel its vibration in my whole body, and to slowly and patiently have a musical conversation that few people had ever experienced. Years later, when modern recording equipment was installed there, my first album was born. Click here to visit THE TANK.
SILVER WAVE RECORDS
I founded Silver Wave Records in 1986 with the mission of presenting quality innovative music to the world while being a positive force in people’s lives. Silver Wave helped lead the way in bringing New Age and Contemporary Native American music to a worldwide audience. Click here to explore our Grammy award winning catalog with artists such as Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai, Mary Youngblood, Joanne Shenandoah, Robert Mirabal, and many more.
I hear the sound of a sound. Reverberation.
I see the image of an image. Reflection.
I feel the energy of energy. Expansion.
I hear my words spoken back to me. Communication.
I speak, you echo, we understand.
I dance, you follow, we connect.
I see myself in you, we grow.
I sing my song, you listen. And God speaks.