Concert sponsored by
Earth Day Concert with
R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton
$30 general, $32 door, $35 priority seating in first 3 rows
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The soaring tones of R. Carlos Nakai's flute join with William Eaton's shimmering harp guitars and Will Clipman’s pan-global percussion, for a special Earth Day Concert.
For this special event the trio, along with the audience at OTCA, will join millions of people across the planet to celebrate Earth Day, locally and worldwide. In keeping with the original mission of Earth Day, Will Clipman remarked, “it is incumbent upon all of us to do what we can to mindfully care for the living entity that nurtures and sustains us.”
From its inception and throughout its thirty-year creative arc, the Nakai, Eaton & Clipman Trio has endeavored to produce music that is in harmony with the natural world and purveys a positive vibration in keeping with the ideals of environmental and social responsibility. The evening will include songs from the Nakai, Eaton, Clipman recordings on Canyon Records, including: Feather, Stone & Light; Red Wind; Dancing Into Silence, and their recently released CD Spiral Renezvous.
The trio also expressed that for this concert “the concept of acting in the highest good of all is inextricably interwoven with our aspirations as artists, and is manifested both in the sound we collectively generate and in the mythopoetic stories we tell through and in between our songs.”
About the Musicians
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American Flute. William Eaton is a world-renowned designer and builder of unique guitars and stringed instruments. A pan-global percussionist, Will Clipman has toured throughout the world and recorded over 70 albums. Collectively, the trio has a combined 22 GRAMMY Nominations
Over the course of their thirty-year collaboration as performing and recording artists, R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman have engaged in an ever-evolving improvisational trialogue to generate their collective sound. This creative process is documented on their five studio recordings for Canyon Records: Feather, Stone & Light; Red Wind; the GRAMMY® nominated In a Distant Place (with Tibetan flutist Nawang Khechog); the GRAMMY® nominated Dancing into Silence; and the newly released Spiral Rendezvous.
Each musician is a singular musical force, but together, Nakai, Eaton and Clipman create “sound sculptures” that elicit synergistic efforts not found elsewhere. In the studio, and in their performance, the trio finds common ground, while creating new musical motifs that bring a convergence and rendezvous of their artistic vision and temperaments. For over 3 decades, Nakai, Eaton and Clipman have entertained and intrigued audiences with musical explorations/experiments generated by their eclectic collection of instruments.
R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer and composer of the Native American flute. He has released over forty albums on Canyon Records, including RIAA Certified Gold and Platinum Records, and has sold over four million albums worldwide. Nakai has earned two Gold Records (Earth Spirit and Canyon Trilogy) and a Platinum Record (Canyon Trilogy), and received 11 GRAMMY® nominations. Nakai has worked with GRAMMY® winning artists Paul Horn and Billy Williams as well as guitarist/luthier William Eaton, composer James DeMars among many others. Recipient of a Governor’s Arts Award for Artist, Nakai introduced the traditional flute into New Age, jazz, and classical genres and authored the best-selling book, “The Art of the Native American Flute.”
William Eaton designs and builds one-of- a-kind guitars and multi-stringed instruments and is a founder and Director of the Roberto- Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Arizona. A four-time GRAMMY® nominee Eaton has recorded 17 albums with Canyon Records and has also produced and recorded several award- winning albums in his Wisdom Tree Studios in Sedona including Electric Harp Guitar Group, Ananeah, and Quiet Fire Trio. In 2015 he received the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for Artist. Eaton has composed for and performed with the Wisdom Tree Ensemble, William Eaton Ensemble, Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, Nouveau West Chamber Orchestra, and Amadeus Trio among others.
Will Clipman plays a pan-global palette of ethnic percussion in addition to the traditional drumkit. Will has received seven GRAMMY® nominations, including one for his solo world music album Pathfinder. He has performed and recorded with the world’s premier Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and GRAMMY® nominated harp guitarist William Eaton for thirty years. Will has recorded over 70 albums, including over 35 on Canyon Records. He has toured throughout the United States including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Canada, Germany, Morocco, and Russia. Will’s Planet of Percussion® performance and workshop takes audiences of all ages on a world tour of rhythm.
Recordings will be available and Nakai, Eaton & Clipman will be available to sign CD’s after the concert.
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