Robin Clark Guthrie
Native American style flute player, composer, singer, performing artist.
A little over seven years ago, music was just a childhood dream. Becoming a musical artist, composer, and writer was not something I thought would ever happen as my life took a very different path from my dream as a child to one of servant, healer, and nurse. Since I began playing the flute, I have been led back to my Native American ancestry. It has ignited the flame burning in my heart since I was young and has completed a cultural circle that my family drifted away from years ago. I was not brought up in or exposed to my Native American culture. Born and still residing in Halifax County, Virginia, I have always known of my ancestry and heritage but I had no real knowledge of the language, traditions, or various styles of Native American music. Once the flute entered my life, it was as if it had been in my hands and heart all my life.
My musical journey with the Native American flute has brought me opportunities to perform and take part in Native American cultural events in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and New York State. During these past years my music has shared air time with other Native American artist from around the country on WRIR 97.3 with Katie Tall Feathers and the Inter Tribal Radio out of Richmond, Virginia. Native Radio. COM Internet Radio out of Taos, NM as well as Gathering of Nations Internet Radio hosted by Beulah Sunrise and KANW Monday night show hosted by Beulah Sunrise out of Albuquerque, NM.
JOURNEY WITHIN, my first CD, was released in 2006. MOTHER EARTH CRIES a single was released in May of 2007. My third CD, VISIONS was released April 2008 and a single, ON EAGLE'S WINGS was released in 2009. Studio time recording has been spent with Native American flutist and artist Stuart Three Crows Cardwell, Karen Sargent, native heart - percussionist, and her husband, Lyndall Sargent, contemporary Christian artist, composer and flutist. In January 2009, I recorded for composer and musician John Catney for his CD, THE RACER'S EDGE in song title 'Shaman Warrior'. Since THE RACER'S EDGE, we released PRAYER SONGS and now working on new CD with our group Spirit Winds.
A member of the International Native American Flute Association (INAFA), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Eastern Sky Drum, and Morning Thunder- Drum Keeper, I play and sing for my Creator before all others and thankful for these gift and being allowed to share His gift with you. Aho!