Joseph FireCrow




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Joseph FireCrow

In 1992, Joseph FireCrow recorded his first album. Two years later, in 1994, he released a second self-produced album. These recordings were sold only at concerts.

In April of 1996, another release, was one of the first recordings to be launched nationally on the Makoché label and is one of the label’s best sellers. Echodisc said in a review of this artist, “He is quite simply one of the most gifted players of the Native American flute, this is beautifully recorded.” Another reviewer described him as a “national treasure.”

The next album of Joseph FireCrow combined a soulful mixture of traditional flute and contemporary instrumentation to earn a Grammy nomination at the 43rd Annual Awards. In November of 2003, another release received recognition for both the Native American Music Award for “Songwriter of the Year,” as well as the Indian Summer Music Awards flute category winner.

Another release won him the “Best Instrumental Recording” Award at the 7th Annual Native American Music Awards. His latest effort was released in late August of 2005. This album comes full circle with a return to the traditional.

Joseph FireCrow credits

In 1995 two of Joseph FireCrow songs were selected to open and close the best selling album Tribal Winds: Music from Native American Flutes on the Earthbeat label. Ken Burns also chose some of his music to be included on the soundtrack for his documentary "Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.” In addition, this artist is a major contributor to several European releases, including Shaman, Circles of Life and Medicine Power on the German label, Sattva. Most recently, his music was featured on Public Broadcasting Service’s The War that Made America film.

Joseph FireCrow awards

Best Native American Music Album, 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards
Artist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2001
Flutist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2001
Best Male Artist, NAMMY Awards 2003
Flutist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2003

Telly Award, Elfie’s Eye, 1999/ /Creator’s Prayer
Best of Short Takes 2000, Today’s Librarian
2003 NAMA Songwriter of the Year
Flutist of the Year, Indian Summer Music Awards 2004
2005 NAMA Best Instrumental Recording/Parmly’s Dream

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Country United States
City Hartford
State/Province Connecticut
Performer Type Musical Act

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