|Released: March 2010||TRACKS:
1. Ceremony Of Morning
2. Into The Canyon
3. Cahuilla, The First People
4. Unbroken Spirit
5. Surrender Of Dreams
6. Old Chief’s Pipe
8. Mist In The Dark Woods
9. The Sorrow Of Loss
10. The Forgotten Plains
11. Sienna Rain
12. Ancient Elements
About the Music
2011 New Mexico Music Awards nomination and award for Best Native American Traditional Song & Production for “Old Chief’s Pipe”.
2011 Native American Music Awards nominations for a) Best New Age recording and b) Best Producer.
Ceremony Of Morning ~ The day begins…the sun is rising in a clear sky…all is quiet.
Into The Canyon ~ Floating upon a canoe into a canyon with stone walls reaching to the sun.
Cahuilla, The First People ~ A tribute to Steve’s tribe, the Cahuilla.
Unbroken Spirit ~ Let no one take from you, or convince you to surrender, that which identifies your unique person-hood.
Surrender Of Dreams ~ A heart and spirit can be broken when a dream is not realized or taken from us. Yet it remains gracious to surrender it.
Old Chief’s Pipe ~
Awakened ~ Being amongst the natural elements awakens us to the truth of our Creator.
Mist In The Dark Woods ~
The Sorrow Of Loss ~ A son remembering the passing of his father, both at a young age, and what might have been.
The Forgotten Plains ~ The wide open spaces, once supporting abundant life, have long been abandoned by those who do not understand the gift they are.
Sienna Rain ~ A song for Steve’s daughter, Sienna Rain.
Ancient Elements ~ The ancient ones and the natural elements remind us of our heritage that comes from the Creator. May our spirit not forget!
Flutes ~ Ancient Territories and High Spirits.
Guitars ~ Walden G2070, Walden N550CE and Tacoma Thunderhawk.
Vocals ~ Steve!
Piano/Synth ~ Michael’s trusty old Yamaha YPT-300.
Percussion ~ Steve’s Goat Hove Shaker, Voices of Native America sound samples.
Drums ~ Drums On Demand.
Live Sounds ~ (4) Wind, Jon Oh; Crow Caws, Justine Angus; (6) Crickets, Silencyo; (10) Bell, juskiddink; (11) Stream, CBeeching; Bird Chirps, BlastWaveFX; (12) Thunder, Justine Angus.