Gentle Thunder began her musical journey at the age of fourteen in Kirkland, WA as a rock-roll drummer and by the age of seventeen began playing drums professionally. She had some experience in school band yet was largely a self taught musician learning by ear. Gentle Thunder graduated high school, stepping fully into her musical career and for years was the driving force behind several Seattle based original bands.
Her recording career as a drummer took her to Memphis, TN for two years. While in Memphis she became captivated by the hammer dulcimer and her Native American Cree ancestry. While exploring her Cree ancestry on her Mother's side, a door opened to her spiritual path, as she "remembered" her interconnectedness to ALL life and began to consciously walk the beauty way.
Hence, a new life and musical path opened and so she let go of her familiar "rock-n-roll" path, took a leap of faith and moved to Mt. Shasta, CA where the voice of her spirit expanded performing with Shasta Taiko, playing hammer dulcimer, piano, ceremonial drumming, and Native American flute. Attending College of the Siskiyous for 2 years, she explored and received additional training in computer technology, creative writing, music, dance and theater.
Having performed in the U.K., Canada, U.S., Greenland and Europe, Gentle Thunder has obtained an international following with her distinctive style and heart-filled presence. Her solo recordings: Awakening Remembrance and Winds of the Heart have touched the lives of many and charted in the top 100 New Age Reporter.
In 2005 she teamed up with kindred spirits, award winning artists and multi-instrumentalists extraordinaire, Will Clipman and AmoChip Dabney, and brought her third release Beyond Words to life. Since its debut, Beyond Words spent all 9 months in the top 100 and charted 27 for the year in the 2006 top 100 New Age Reporter, nominated Best Native American Album in New Age Reporter's Lifestyle Awards, nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 2006 Indian Summer Music Awards and 2006 Grammy Nominee for Best New Age Album.
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