Gentle Thunder: giving thanks and giving back

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Gentle Thunder

An Intimate Evening of Music with Mount Shasta’s own Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, composer, producer, teacher and visionary Gentle Thunder is scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Shasta Resort.

Gentle Thunder will perform on grand hammer dulcimer and a plethora of Native American flutes in a solo appearance.

Gentle Thunder’s music has been described as “direct and organic” by Jim Fusilli – The Wall Street Journal.

The Mount Shasta event will feature her music and a few stories from her travels this past year as she wove her artistry in service with the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and several other non-profit organizations.

“As a way of giving thanks and giving back,” Gentle Thunder said she “will offer a brief glimpse into these organizations and donate 25 percent of money raised at the door to support who she has been working with this year as well as the Joan Lucas Performing Arts Scholarship in memory of dear friend Joanie ‘Lil Boom Boom’ Lucas.”

Tickets are $15 at the door. More information call (530) 925-4495 or visit

Returning home from a six week tour, Gentle Thunder is giving thanks for her beloved community.

“This past year has been full of travel and wonderful opportunities to be an active part of co-creating a sustainable world where all beings are cared for, treated with love, kindness, respect and that the choices we make consider the next seven generations. It is a powerful and pivotal time to be alive knowing each one of us has a gift to give and then working together to bring balance,” said Gentle Thunder.

“The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers were very inspiring and amazing to be with in Lincoln City, Oregon this past August. I feel blessed to be able to once again share my music in support of their upcoming gathering in Sedona, Arizona December 3-6, 2009. There is still space available to bring your energy and presence to Sedona if you are called,” added Gentle Thunder.

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Most recently Gentle Thunder was seen at the Cascade Theater in Redding this past Sunday as a guest on the West Coast Live radio show that will be aired on  National Public Radio and online at a future date to be announced.

Gentle Thunder will be available for private lessons in our mountain community after the first of the year.