Join six time Native American Music Award nominee Ronald Roybal (Tewa/Mestizo) and a group of hunters as they search for buffalo on the plains of the American West. ‘The Buffalo Hunters’ combines traditional style flutes, rattles, drums and vocals in a musical depiction of the hunters’ life giving journey across the prairie. Wonder, joy, tragedy and victory are their companions as they travel under the watchful eye of ‘The One Who Makes Everything’.
Ronald Roybal is a native of the American Southwest. A descendent of Spanish Colonial and Pueblo (Tewa) peoples, he considers his ability to express both sides of his heritage to be a great gift and responsibility. A completely self-taught musician, Ronald has studied music since his youth and is widely respected as a master performer of the Native American flute as well as the Spanish style guitar.
In addition to guitar and flute, he enjoys Pow Wow singing and dancing. He has been nominated for six Native American Music Awards including Best Instrumental Album (Suite Santa Fe), Best Native Flutist of the Year (Visions of the Fourth World), Best World Music Recording and Best Latin Recording (Eagle's Journey Into Dawn) and Best New Age Recording (Blue Corn, Red Earth). He has been featured twice on National Public Radio's Performance Today program for his performance at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's Salute to Indian Art Market.
He makes his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he performs extensively at area hotels, resorts, restaurants and civic events. In addition to performance, Ronald successfully operates his own recording studio and record label.
Visit his website at http://www.ronaldroybal.com for samples from every track on this album!