John Two-Hawks

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John Two-Hawks
Occupation(s) Singer, instrumentalist
Instruments Native American-style flute
Associated acts Nightwish
Website www.johntwohawks.com

John Two-Hawks is a Grammy-nominated American performing and recording artist.[1] He sings and plays multiple instruments, and is best known for playing the Native American-style flute.

Recording and performing career[edit]

Two-Hawks is featured as the 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.

In 2007, Two-Hawks contributed[2] to the soundtrack for the Emmy-nominated[3] Television film, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. In 2009, four of his songs were used in the soundtrack for the film Gentlemen Broncos,[4] and his album, Wind Songs, received a Grammy nomination.[1]

Other collaborations include concerts and recordings with classical guitarist Charles Christian Hammer.[citation needed] He contributed music to the accompanying audio CD for How Not To Catch Fish and Other Adventures of Iktomi by Joseph M. Marshall III.

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) - audio CD accompanying children's book by Joseph M. Marshall III
  • Beauty Music (2006) - with Seamus Byrne and Charles Christian 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 for Best Native American Music Album[1]
  • 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)
  • Come to the Fire (April 2006)
  • To Make a Voice (2008) - Includes bonus audio CD of "Black Cherry Moon" (Single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c EOL Staff. News - Complete List of Nominees for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at Eonline. Dec. 2, 2009. Accessed 5 June 2015
  2. ^ Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) Soundtracks at IMDb
  3. ^ EOL Staff. News - Complete List of Nominees for the 59th Annual Emmy Awards at Eonline. July 19, 2007. Accessed 19 October 2015
  4. ^ Gentlemen Broncos (2009) Soundtracks at IMDb

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