The natural beauty of the flute evokes very powerful emotions. The traditional flute is social, not ceremonial, in nature and should always be treated with that in mind and spirit.
-Joseph Fire Crow
Joseph FireCrow is one the top 3 Native American flute players in the world today. Echodisc said in a review, “Joseph FireCrow is quite simply one of the most gifted players of the Native American flute”. Another reviewer described FireCrow as a “national treasure”.
FireCrow has released 7 solo albums to date, 5 internationally. His accomplishments include a GRAMMYTM in the New Age category as a guest artist on David Darling’s “PRAYER FOR COMPASSION”, a GRAMMYTM nomination in the Best Native American Music Album category, 6 Native American Music Awards: Songwriter of the Year, Best Instrumental Recording and Flutist of the Year (2), Artist of the Year, and most recently, Song/Single of the Year; as well as a Telly award.
Ken Burns has honored FireCrow by utilizing his music for the documentaries “Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery” and “The National Parks: America’s Best Ideas”.
FireCrow’s music was also featured on PBS’ film, ““The War That Made America
FireCrow’s songs, “Creator’s Prayer” and “Wind in My Mind” were selected to open and close the best selling album Tribal Winds: Music from Native American Flutes on the
Earthbeat label. ” In addition, Fire Crow is a major contributor to several European releases, including Shaman, Circles of Life and Medicine Power on the German label, Sattva. Fire Crow was also a guest artist on Peter Kater’s 2007 album, Faces of the Sun, which earned a GRAMMYTM nomination for Best New Age Music Album at the 50th Annual Awards.
Joseph latest CD, FACE THE MUSIC, has been honored by NAMA as the winner of both ARTIST OF THE YEAR and FLUTIST OF THE YEAR for 2010!!
Best Native American Music Album, 43rd Annual GRAMMYTM Awards (Cheyenne Nation)
Artist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2001 (Cheyenne Nation)
Flutist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2001 (Cheyenne Nation)
Best Male Artist, NAMMY Awards 2003 (Legend of the Warrior)
Flutist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2003 (Legend of the Warrior)
Best Male Artist 2006 (Red Beads)
Telly Award, Elfie’s Eye, 1999/ /Creator’s Prayer (Fire Crow)
Best of Short Takes 2000, Today’s Librarian (Cheyenne Nation)
2003 NAMA Songwriter of the Year (Legend of the Warrior)
Flutist of the Year, Indian Summer Music Awards 2004 (Legend of the Warrior)
2005 NAMA Best Instrumental Recording/Parmly’s Dream 2005 (Signature)
NAMA Flutist of the Year 2006 (Red Beads)
Best New Age Album, 52nd Annual GRAMMYTM Awards (Prayer for Compassion, David Darling)
Flutist of the Year, NAMMY Awards 2010,(Face the Music)
Artist of the Year, NAMMY Awards, 2010 (Face the Music)
Song/Single of the Year, NAMMY Awards, 2011 (Out of Many, We Are One