Jonny Lipford
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Jonny Lipford

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | SELF

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2007
Solo Alternative New Age

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Press


"Soothes..."

“…soothes the spirit and opens the mind…”


- The Wakulla News


"Amply Illustrates"

“Lipford may just be the most versatile artist recording Native flute music today, as A Breeze At 72 Degrees amply illustrates.” - Bill Binkelman, New Age Retailer


"Prowess"

“…Lipford shows amazing prowess with the Native American Flute.”
- Vincent Schilling, Indian Country


"Charm & Charisma"

“Lipford plays his Native American wooden flutes with plenty of charm and charisma; on top of that, his writing is consistently memorable.”

- Alex Henderson, Veteran Journalist, Billboard | All Music Guide


"A Resounding Success!"

"It's always refreshing to hear an artist free an instrument from its usual confines...", - Bill Binkelman, New Age Retailer


Discography

PROJECTS

•Transitions, Audio CD
2007, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Cross Roads, Audio CD
2008, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Clear Water Reflections, Audio CD [Compilation]
2008, Contributing Artist, International Native American Flute Association

•NAF Jam Tracks, Audio CD [Compilation]
2008, Contributing Artist, Manifest Spirit Records

•Turn The Page, Audio CD
2009, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Learning to Flute Outside The Box, Lesson Booklet
2010, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Live From Native Rhythms Festival, Audio CD [Compilation]
2010, Contributing Artist, Native Heritage Gathering, Inc.

•Touch The Earth, Audio CD [Compilation]
2011, Contributing Artist, Native Circle

•The Fourth Key, Audio CD
2011, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Cedar & Snow, Audio CD
2011, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•A Breeze at 72°, Audio CD
2011, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Free Spirit Backing Tracks, Audio CD(s)
2012, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Rhythm of the Rain Horse, Audio CD
2012, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Dream Catcher, Audio CD
2012, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Discovering Your Native-style Flute, Instructional DVD
2012, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Winds of Change, Audio CD
2013, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Spirit of the World, Audio CD
2013, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Fields of Harmony, Audio CD
2014, Co-Artist, Independent Release

•Moonsongs, Audio CD
2014, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Convergence, Audio CD
2015, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Tribal Rhythms, Audio CD
2015, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Woodland Peace, Audio CD
2015, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•JL ONE, Songbook
2015, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Corridor Jazz Project, Audio CD [Compilation]
2016, Contributing Artist, KCCK 88.3

•JL TWO, Songbook
2017, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Waves of Serenity, Audio CD
2017, Solo Artist, Independent Release

•Limitless, Audio CD
2018, Solo Artist, Independent Release


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Bio

In a career that spans fifteen solo albums and countless collaborations in the studio and live on stage, Jonny Lipford has made his mark as one of the most versatile musicians of ancient wooden flutes in the United States. Since the beginning of his musical journey with Native American flutes in 2002, Lipford continues to be an enthusiastic trailblazer. 

His solo work has garnered him several accolades, which include receiving an Indian Summer Music Award in 2012, 2013 and 2018. Lipford has been the recipient of five Silver Arrow Awards and one Humanity 4 Water award for his contributions to the Native American music industry. He has also been nominated by the Native American Music Awards five times for his work with the Native American flute.

Lipford has taught hundreds to play the Native American flute over the course of the years. His passion for connecting and instructing students in a meaningful and charismatic way has led him to be one of the most sought-after instructors of the Native American Flute.

Having a compassionate heart has enabled Lipford to support countless non-profit organizations; including Habitat for Humanity, United Way, American Red Cross, Wounded Warrior, Humane Society, World Vision, Soles4Souls, Ronald McDonald Foundation, Children in Crisis and many other philanthropic and environmental organizations. 

Jonny Lipford is the visionary and director of Sweetgrass, a 501(c)-3 organization whose mission is to draw people together to encounter peace and transformation through natural sounds, heightened awareness of nature, while experiencing connectivity through cultural workshops and expansive music-making opportunities.

Tirelessly advancing the Native American flute, Lipford regularly performs and collaborates on stage, leads workshops, provides sound healing and therapeutic sessions all while continuing to produce new music with the Native American flute.