GRAMMY Nominees Gentle Thunder & Will Clipman in Concert May 2, 2008
Ashland, OR - The State of Jefferson's very own 2006 GRAMMY nominee Gentle Thunder and four-time GRAMMY nominee Will Clipman bring their musical alchemy to Ashland, OR May 2nd, 2008 for an intimate concert. Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist (grand hammer dulcimer, drums and Native American flutes), producer, composer, recording artist and visionary Gentle Thunder, and four-time GRAMMY Nominated pan-global percussionist Will Clipman, offer a musical landscape of improvisation, spirit and new world music. Known for their exquisite sensitivity, outrageous simpatico and inspiring presence, the 7/20 Twins, both born on July 20th, have a remarkable and charming connection that is, like the title of their GRAMMY nominated album, Beyond Words. Recorded with AmoChip Dabney, Beyond Words was recognized with a GRAMMY nomination in 2006 alongside artists Peter Kater, Enigma, Andres Vollenveider and Enya. The Wall Street Journals Jim Fusilli calls the music "direct and organic". Eric Alan, Jefferson Public Radio writes," Beyond Words beautifully transcends genre as well as words. Together, they create a gorgeous musical journey thats a sharing of deep spirit more than a mere performance. Its peaceful, uplifting and unique."
Very special guest will be a surprise!
Friday May 2, 2008 at 8:00 PM in Ashland, OR. Tickets $15. More information: www.GentleThunder.com .
This event is supported by The Siskiyou Arts Council ~ www.siskiyouartscouncil.org
ABOUT THE ARTISTS...
Gentle Thunder lives in Mt. Shasta, CA, yet enchants audiences worldwide with her distinctive sound and heart filled presence. Her previous solo releases: Awakening Remembrance and Winds of the Heart charted in the New Age Reporter Top 100. Beyond Words spent the year in the NAR Top 100 and charted #27 overall for 2006. Her most recent solo release, Opening the Gate, has been getting frequent airplay on JPRs Open Air , charted #13 last month in NAR Top 100 and was nominated Best Native American album in the 2007 NAR Lifestyle Music Awards. Gentle Thunder has made guest appearances on Native American flute with former member of Jefferson Starship and multi-platinum, GRAMMY nominated guitarist Craig Chaquico and his world class band. Beginning with a cameo performance at the Britt Festival last July, she has been honored to join Chaquico at several shows this past year weaving her musical magic within his full spectrum set of music that spans his four decade career. On July 11, 2008 you can experience Gentle Thunder w/ Craig Chaquico live at the Britt Festival.
Will Clipman hails from Tucson, AZ and is known in the industry as the perfect partner having recorded on over 55 albums including his newly released solo album, entitled Pathfinder, recorded on Canyon Records which is receiving rave reviews. Along with his four GRAMMY nominations he is a two-time NAMMY winner. Clipman said it well when he stated, beyond words there is a moment of pure rhythm and harmony wherein the musician becomes the instrument and there is only the music. This statement really encapsulates the heart and alchemy the 7/20 Twins share and offer live. Their duo album has been recorded and is due to be released soon. Join them as they celebrate the magic of muse-ic, connection and the upcoming release of their album.
The Unitarian Center
87 Fourth St. (Fourth & C)
Ashland, OR 97520
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