John Two-Hawks

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John Two-Hawks is a Native American performing and recording artist who identifies as Oglala Lakota. He has been performing professionally in live concerts since the late 1980s. He sings and plays many instruments, but is perhaps best known as a virtuoso player of the Native American flute.

He is featured as the Native American vocalist and cedar flute player for the song "Creek Mary's Blood" on the Nightwish album Once. He also appeared on Nightwish's End of an Era CD/DVD, a recording of their live performance in Helsinki, Finland on October 21, 2005.

Other collaborations include concerts and recordings with Celtic singer and flutist Seamus Byrne, classical guitarist Sir Charles Hammer, pianist Bastiaan Pot and guitarist/bass player Van Adams. He contributed music to the accompanying audio CD for How Not To Catch Fish and Other Adventures of Iktomi, written by Joseph M. Marshall III and illustrated by Joseph Chamberlain, which was published in 2005.[1] He contributed to George S. Clinton's musical score for the HBO production of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee[2] which originally aired in May 2007, was released as a soundtrack CD in 2007, and earned one of 17 Emmy nominations. Four of his songs were used as soundtracks in the 2009 film Gentlemen Broncos.[3]

Two-Hawks presently lives in Arkansas.

Discography[edit]

  • Red and Blue Days (2000)
  • Voices (June 2000)
  • Good Medicine (March 2001) - has an accompanying book
  • Traditions (September 2001) - with Manach (Seamus Byrne)
  • Heal (July 2002)
  • Peace on Earth (November 2003) - Christmas music
  • Honor (March 2004)
  • Wild Eagles DVD (2004) - part of the Cedar Lake Nature DVD series
  • Signature Series 2-CD Set (April 2005)
  • How Not To Catch Fish and Other Adventures of Iktomi (June 2005) - a children's book by Joseph M. Marshall III that comes with a bonus audio CD.
  • Beauty Music (2006) - with Seamus Byrne and Sir Charles Hammer
  • Come to the Fire (April 2006) - has an accompanying book
  • Touch the Wind (2006) - with Bastiaan Pot
  • Cedar Dreams (July 2007)
  • Elk Dreamer (March 2008)
  • of dirt and dreams (September 2008) - as The Badlanders with Van Adams
  • Wind Songs (2009) - 2010 Grammy nominee (Best Native American Music Album)[4]
  • Earth, Fire, Water, Wind (2010)
  • Vision Seeker (2011)
  • Heaven and Nature Sing (2011)
  • The Wind of My Soul (2012)
  • Beautiful World (2013)
  • Horse Spirit (2014)

Bibliography[edit]

  • Good Medicine (March 2001)
  • How Not To Catch Fish and Other Adventures of Iktomi (June 2005) - a children's book by Joseph M. Marshall III that comes with a bonus audio CD.
  • Come to the Fire (April 2006)
  • To Make a Voice (2008) - Includes bonus audio CD of "Black Cherry Moon" (Single)

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