Congratulations to our buddy Joseph FireCrow for winning the BEST FLUTE RECORDING at the 2013 Native American Music Awards. The name of this outstanding album is called "Night Walk" and is another winner in his incredible music career.
According to his website, Joseph began imitating the drummers he watch while growing up. However, it was the flute that really memorized him and the first time he heard the flute was when he was a young boy living on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation located in Southeastern Montana. Mr. FireCrow said "the music was beautiful to my ears".
In 1992, FireCrow recorded an album entitled "The Mist" and in 1994 he released another self-published entitled "Rising Bird". Then in 1996, he released third album entitled "FireCrow" on the Makoche label and it immediately became the best selling album the label. In fact, in a review by Echodisc, the review stated: Joseph FireCrow is quite simply one of most gifted players of the Native American flute, this beautifully recorded"
In addition, the album entitled "Cheyenne Nation" earned a Grammy at the 43rd annual awards. This album was a mixture of soulful flute, traditional flute and contemporary playing.
FireCrow has both a national and international following. Here is a brief overview of his long list of awards and achievements:
Best Native American Music Album, 43rd Annual GRAMMYTM Awards (Cheyenne Nation)
Best Male Artist, NAMMY Awards 2003 (Legend of the Warrior)
Artist of the Year, NAMMY Awards, 2010 (Face the Music)
Whenever we play Joseph's music in either our Bellaire or Elk Rapids store, our customers ask us who the artist is and were can they purchase the album. It is a perfect blend of flute and is truly an excellent piece of music that is simply beautiful to listen to. Also, Joseph even stopped by our Bellaire store while he was on tour in Michigan last year. The photo of FireCrow with the Traverse Bay Farms Mango Salsa is above.
In fact, attendee's at FireCrow's upcoming new CD release party will be enjoying some of award winning salsa and and cherry juice concentrate. During the party, he'll unveil to the world his next piece of masterful music. Here is link to FireCrow's site to learn more about his music: