My wife says I'm obsessed with the Native Flute. I say "I'm enthusiastic". I suppose it's a matter of perspective. It's true that I do spend a significant amount of time in flute-related activities and thoughts, but I manage to function in other areas too. So that's not obsessed... Right?
I play and record music. I collect and broker flutes. I make and sell Native American style flutes. I offer instruction and introductory group workshops. I have written 2 flute books: one on making, and one on playing. And I attend multiple flute circles routinely.
Like I said, I'm not obsessed... Right?
Epic Rides Cycling Mural by renowned muralist Joe Pagac. You can see it in person at 514 N. Stone Ave. in Tucson, AZ
PS. It was just brought to my attention that I probably need permission to use this photo, so I'm in the process of trying to reach out to Mr Pagac and seek his blessing.
One World Music Radio Nominations
2021 Best Flute Album - Together Alone
2021 Best Flute Single - Astral Myst
2020 Best Flute Album - Unbroken
Jonny's Flute Reviews
In this YouTube video, Jonny Lipford demonstrates and reviews 3 of my Yucca Flutes.
I don't know how they discovered me, but this is an interview by an Italian blog site.
It's my favorite of the interviews/articles.
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
SAACA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. Their Undercover Arts magazine is dedicated to cultural leadership, community development, makers, creatives and artists in Southern Arizona.
This particular issue was dedicated to the craftsmen/makers in the field. I was interviewed as a local NAsF maker.
World Flute Society
WFS celebrates the musical and cultural expressions of the world's indigenous and folk flute traditions.
I was interviewed as a maker and player, for the Feb 2020 edition of their publication 'Overtones!'.
(This link is to an excerpt from Overtones!. The original document is a members-only item on WorldFluteSociety.com)