R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton, and Will Clipman
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. William Eaton is a visionary musician and composer, and co-founding Director of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. His multi-stringed instrumental inventions are world-renowned, and are featured on his 26 recordings, including seventeen for Canyon Records. Will Clipman plays a pan-global palette of ethnic percussion in addition to the traditional drumkit. He has recorded over seventy albums, over half of those for Canyon Records. Nakai, Eaton and Clipman have collectively received twenty-two 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. The trio will play improvisational themes and variations from their recorded oeuvre in their trademark one-of-kind, in-the-moment performances at Old Town Center for the Arts.