The sights and sounds of a Southwest journey

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Gentle Thunder

Mount Shasta resident Gentle Thunder will show a photo slide show and perform original music on hammer dulcimer and Native American flutes during an event scheduled for March 8 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, 1 N. Old Stage Road in Mount Shasta. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Grammy-nominated artist’s event will feature images from her two-month solo journey through the Southwest in fall 2014, including Bryce Canyon, Escalante, Moab, Arches, Needles, Mesa Verde, Abiquiu and the Tsankawi ruins.

Gentle Thunder’s tour included no events, reservations or commitments. She traveled through Utah, Colorado and New Mexico in a 19-foot RV camper van “offering her musical prayers, serenading canyons, rivers, sunrise/sunset, stars, animals, 140 million year old petrified trees, a few humans and the homes of ancient of civilizations long since gone,” according to a press release.

She states in the release that she “feels blessed to call Mount Shasta home for the past 20 years and is known internationally for her authentic presence, passionate connection to the earth and diverse musical expression.”

“Beyond Words,” Gentle Thunder’s third release, a trio album with Will Clipman and AmoChip Dabney, was nominated for a 2006 Grammy award in the Best New Age Album category.

More recently, she said she has been “working as a musical intuitive one-on-one and with groups, offering vibrational alignment/sound healing sessions, flute lessons and occasional concerts.”

Cost is $20 at the door. For more information call 530-925-4495 or visit gentlethunder.com.