Dear KRIM Manager,
Thank you for your program Kit's Corner. It is an uplifting show promoting artists that would otherwise go unnoticed. We especially enjoy the music of Robert Windpony and feel it is a great honor to the Native American population to hear his music. Keep up the great work and programming.
The Tonto Apache Tribal Council
Radio Reviews & Comments
KENW-FM 89.5: Poratles, NM
Duane W. Ryan
"We received the package today and were most impressed. The press kit and flute and wonderful, and the music is great. Thanks so much! We'll make good use of all of it."
KSFR-FM 90.7: San Juan Pueblo, NM
"We received a wonderful package 2 days ago from Robert with the 2 CD's and a beautiful flute. Thank you all so very much. It is a fantastic gift and we liked the music so much we moved you to the front of the line. Your cover art is displayed on the homepage with other Recent Additions.
KPBX-FM 91.9: Spokan, WA
"My name is Michael Patoray and I am the world music producer for KPBX Spokane Public Radio. Your email was forwarded to me a couple days ago - thank you for your generous offer. I would be most happy to receive one copy of your latest CD. Based on what I'm hearing now I can assure you that I would give it repeated airplay on my weekly world music program "The Saturday Cafe" - and I would also bring it to the attention of my fellow producer Norvel Trosst. We produce and host very different shows here but often share the same music. Your CD would be welcomed by both of us."
KBRP-LP-FM 96.1: Bisbee, AZ
"Very beautiful music. We will down load it within the next few days into our auto play computer."
WLKF-AM 1430 &
WONN-AM 1230: Lakewood, FL
"This sounds like a great project you have working for you here. We would love to have you on the morning show with us and would love to do a give away on the air."
WQLN 91.3 FM: Erie, PA
"I'd be happy to provide airplay on my program, JazzFlight, which airs four nights a week."
"Each track from each of the two CDs has been aired on JazzFlight. Listener response has been favorable, especially from younger listeners."
WAMB 1200 AM: Nashville, TN
"I did receive the package and want to thank you for it. I have been practicing. My music background (Guitar & Clarinet) has made grasping the technique quick and fun.I have turned over the cd's to the program director who is also a fan of the wooden flute. He mentioned to me last week that he had reviewed the album and really liked it. I believe he will drop it in from time to time."
HPPR: Garden City, KS
"would be most honored to listen to your CD. I can already tell from the on-line samples that we will be able to add your music to our variety program High Plains Morning. I look forward to hearing the full cd."
Anything Goes!! with Lise Avery
"The Mp3 you sent is lovely. I would love to hear more and share it with my listeners."
WBCB 1490 AM: Levittown, PA
"Robert was a great on-air guest!"
WVIK 90.3 FM: Rock Island, IL
" I would love for our station, WVIK Augustana Public Radio, to be considered for your new promotional release."
KCCK 88.3 FM: Cedar Rapids Iowa
"I have played Robert's music on NB and really enjoy the simplicity and sereneness of his work."
KZUM 89.3 FM: Lincoln, NE
"We would love to get one of your discs and the flute and press kit along with it would be great! Please send it to the address below and feel free to call if you have any questions! Look forward to listening to the whole disc!"
Who’s Next?: A Music Review e-zine
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed by Sylvie Harris, President of Alpha Music Group
Robert Windpony MoonRider
June 16, 2007
"Robert Windpony plays his spirit songs in traditional Native American style. This means there are no electronically created sounds or artificial instruments. Have you ever heard a new-age CD that mimics the ocean? You are not really hearing the ocean. You can not feel the salt, the breeze, the true nature of the waves. What you are hearing is a computer loop that may be relaxing, but lacks authenticity. At some point, deep in your gut – you know that the experience isn’t the real ocean. It’s just a computer recording thats trying to sound like an ocean. So when Robert Windpony’s CD landed on my desk, I became genuinely excited about hearing something ‘real.’
Robert feels that his playing is guided by spirit and that his flute playing gives voice to his spirit songs. He receives inspiration from his journeys in the deserts, high plateaus and mountains of the southwest. In his recordings, there is no wall between nature and music - they co-exist - creating a voice that is whole and interconnected. Robert Windpony is not a copy. He is alive in his music. He is in the moment and he takes you with him on a spiritual journey that is hauntingly gorgeous.
In preparing my review for this CD, I was already moved by the vision of the beautifully crafted wooden instrument and by a musician who freely states that his music is guided by spirit.
I continued to let Robert’s music play and the more I listened, the more I loved it. This music transcends the boundaries of time and space. It almost floats. There is a sense of the past in the deeply longing tones. And there is a sense of flight, moving forward. The Native American Flute in Robert’s hands almost sounds like a soulful bird. It glides in the air and lands on the earth softly. It is beautiful, sometimes haunting and always peaceful. The journey is always authentic.
On his website, Roberts states that his music is relaxing. I would state that it is more than relaxing. It is transforming."
CD Rating = 5 Outstanding
Kweevak Music Magazine
Richard J. Lynch Issue #42
Robert Windpony sent us his latest wind flute project called Moonrider and he blew us away. Windpony is actually Arizona-based be furst became interested in flutes after encountering a random musician in a hospital room who was playing for the patients there. Windpony is not only a great player who performs his spirit songs in traditional Native American style - he also has an attractive and enticing web site dedicated to the Native American wind instruments. When Robert records or performs in concert, he plays each song differently each time. Robert feels that his playing is guided by spirit and that his flute playing gives voice to his spirit songs. Robert divides his time between the deserts, high plateaus and mountains of the southwest and his journeys are the foundation for the gentle tones that abundant in his soothing music.
Voices of The Planet - Russia
I am honored to write to you from Russia. Let me tell you a few words about myself. My name is Dmitry Shakin and I produce several special radio shows on Vladivostok Broadcasting Corporation (Russian Far East) such as "New Era" (New Age Music, contemporary instrumental) and "Voices of the Planet" (music from all around the world).
If you asked for my personal opinion, I would say that this music is really something extraordinary since it has an ability to break down all the barriers helping us to understand each other better.
This wonderful, mystical and very expressive music comes directly from the heart. If I were asked to describe it with three words, I would say "beautiful, peaceful and, more important, happy". That's why I enjoy listening to it and telling my audience about it.
Also at present my music articles and CD reviews are published regularly in Russian full-color magazine Ocean News Illustrated. My reviews have received the words of appraise from Eric Berglund (USA), Tony O'Connor (Australia), Soundings of the Planet (USA), and some others. Jeff Stewart, Managing Director of New World Music (England), has called them "extremely comprehensive and very professional".
In my shows and reviews I am trying to transmit the feelings which are arising inside me while listening to such music; and if the music becomes favorite for somebody else, if it helps someone to overcome stress, if it helps someone to make an imaginary journey, - it makes me really happy.
I would be very grateful if you could send me, if possible, an airplay/review copy of Sky Blue album from your catalogue, which I could use in my shows and reviews.
RadioIndy Xavier P.
Robert WindPony’s “MoonRider” is a pacifying collection of traditional Native American flute music. With no artificial or electronic sounds used, this CD shows off Robert’s amazing talent for playing these rarely used native flutes. An atmosphere of soul searching and deep serenity is passed on to listeners through Robert’s captivating compositions. “Drifting Village” displays all of these characteristics, and introduces an interesting sound with its short, piercing notes. Minimal production works for the advantage of this record, giving it a genuine native sound. Flute lovers and soul searchers alike will find great comfort in these spiritual compositions.
Following are a just a few comments from Robert's MySpace Friends:
Joel -- "I find your music to be enchantingly beautiful, transcendent, ethereal, fresh and original, something that I know will keep on drawing me back again and again."
machelle --"beautiful music it really touches the soul"
Schlicht -- "hey Robert that is some creative talented playing,I can almost see the moon in your sounds"
Fabrice Francese -- "FANTASTIC STUFF!!!"
RAVEN -- "from one flute player to another, you are very blessed!"
Piperon -- "Great whistling flute play... This is highly spiritual and enchanting music here. Keep doing your wonderful and fabulous music and let the world heals by them."
Aleks Georgi -- " wow beautiful music :)"
Paul Groover --"Hi Robert wonderful music had a hectic day today your playing transported me away to the mountains for a few moments thank you"
SOMETIMES Y --"Neoteric & Invigorating Vibes."
CATLOVER --"I absolutely love your music brings peace to my soul."
WhiteHawk -- "I just love your music my new friend. It reaches out to my spirit and stirs my heart. And when I have more time, I plan to check out your store. I've always wanted to learn to play Native flute."
Lisa -- "I love your music!!!!!!!"
TIMO AND THE WHITE BUFFALO -- "OHN-DAH MY BROTHER ... THE CREATOR SINGS THRU YOUR FLUTES"
Luna Dawn --"what peaceful music you have so beautiful and pure"