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R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton, Will Clipman in concert
The Wilde Boys Concerts
kick off Second Annual Spring Planting Festival

Saturday, March 13th 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 14, 2:00 pm

$20 advance $25 door, $20 Seniors

Showcase New CD “Dancing Into Silence”

The Wilde Boys return to central Arizona’s premiere intimate concert venue, Old Town Center for the Arts, for two shows on Saturday, March 13, 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 14, 2:00 pm. The concerts kick off the Second Annual Sedona – Verde Valley Spring Planting Festival and feature the Native American flutes and chants of R. Carlos Nakai, the harp-guitars and multi-stringed instruments of William Eaton, and the pan-global percussion of Will Clipman.

The Wilde Boys will showcase songs from their just released CD “Dancing Into Silence” on Canyon Records. The recording is their first in ten years and has quickly gained critical acclaim, including rising to number one on the prestigious “Echoes” play list, where it was also selected as “Featured Album of the Month.” On this recording, and in performance, The Wilde Boys weave a seamless sonic tapestry designed to entice the listener into the vastness of inner space, and induce a harmonious state of being that is at once deeply relaxed and meditative, yet pristinely present and aware.

With a collective sixteen GRAMMY® nominations and over one hundred albums among them, The Wilde Boys can fairly be described as a Southwestern Supergroup. Their recordings and live performances have the aura of a summit meeting among eagles, each member of the trio having achieved international acclaim, the synergy they create together is nothing short of magical. The Saturday and Sunday programs, in addition to featuring music from their new CD, “Dancing Into Silence,” will also offer versions of classic compositions from their three Canyon Records releases, Feather, Stone & Light, Red Wind, and the GRAMMY®-nominated In A Distant Place (with Tibetan flutist and singer Nawang Khechog), as well as their trademark inspired improvisations. Since the two shows will each have a distinctly different flavor, neither one is to be missed. A special ticket discount is offered for attendance at both shows.

R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of and composer for the Native American flute. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, Nakai began his musical studies on trumpet, but his musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it, and the landscape of contemporary world music has never been the same. Nakai has released thirty-five albums on Canyon Records, receiving eight GRAMMY® nominations and two Gold Records, and selling over four million albums worldwide. He has received an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award, and has been inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. He is also co-founder and Director of the annual Renaissance of the Native American Flute® convocation, and has authored a book on the history and technique of his chosen instrument entitled The Art of the Native American Flute.

William Eaton, a musician, composer, and instrument maker whose imaginative harp guitars and multi-stringed instruments have been recognized world-wide, is the Director and co-founder of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, a guitar making school in Phoenix, Arizona. Eaton began playing stringed instruments when he was given a ukulele as a boy, and built his first guitar in 1971. He has composed for and performed with the Amadeus Trio, Nouveau West Chamber Orchestra, and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, and leads his own group, the William Eaton Ensemble, with whom he has released four albums on Canyon Records. Eaton’s work has garnered three GRAMMY® nominations and a Billboard Critics Choice® award. His musical partnership with R. Carlos Nakai commenced with their 1988 Canyon Records release Carry the Gift, and has continued with six more collaborations, including their GRAMMY®-nominated album Ancestral Voices.

Will Clipman has been a drummer since the age of three, and has since then mastered a pan-global palette of instruments in addition to the traditional drumset. He has recorded over fifty albums, half of those for Canyon Records, where he is regarded as the house percussionist. He became the third Wilde Boy fifteen years ago with the release of Feather, Stone & Light, the trio’s first Canyon Records album. Clipman is a five-time GRAMMY® nominee, a two-time Native American Music Award® winner, a New Age Reporter Music Award® winner, and a two-time Tucson Area Music Award® winner, and has been inducted into the Tucson Musicians Museum for his contributions to the musical community in his hometown. Pathfinder, his first solo album for Canyon Records, received a 2009 GRAMMY® nomination for Best New Age Album.

The Wild Boys

The Sedona Verde Valley Spring Planting Festival is dedicated to the education, awareness and practice of gardening and ‘growing’ a local food system. Events will take place all week, including the “Backyard Gardening Expo” held at Old Town Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 20, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and will be followed by “Home Grown Music Night” that begins at 7:30 pm. For more information about the Spring Planting Festival please contact Ruth Hartung at 928-203-4400.

Tickets for The Wilde Boys concerts are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. A special discount of $5 per ticket is offered to seniors, and for anyone purchasing tickets for both concerts.


Tickets are available online at showtix4u.com

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R. Carlos Nakai
R. Carlos Nakai


William Eaton
William Eaton


Will Clipman
Will Clipman


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