Annie Humphrey's "Edge of America" is the perfect sythesis of performance, poetry, and music so--haunting it makes my heart ache and sing at the same time.
May the past be prologue, Annie!
Professor, Dramatic Writing
, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - 01/07/2004 8:13:40 PM
THIS IS A REAL NICE WEBSITE. THE NEWS IS GREAT AND DEFINETLY THE ARTIST. I A WANT TO SAY IS BY TIME THEIR IS A WEBSITE JUST BASE ON NATIVE AMERICAN. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
, , Louisiana, USA - 01/15/2003 4:42:10 PM
very impressive site!!!
lisa standing crow
, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA - 01/22/2002 3:04:19 PM
Interesting music choices
, , North Dakota, USA - 01/22/2002 4:27:47 PM
- About 5 years ago,, my son took me into this little used book store,, it was there that I found Joe's CD FIRECROW,, it set me up to buy a flute and I find his music the centre of who I am now,, and who I want to be in the future,, He is the best.. I live in Canada,, and I play my flute every day,, and its all because of Joe's CD
, Ajax, North Dakota, Canada - 01/24/2003 5:32:11 PM
Really nice sight......really good music....... Waste' yelo!
Luke Warm Water
, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - 02/05/2002 2:09:03 PM
Your music is very stress relieving, and extremely peaceful and takes me away from this world....Thanks Brigitte
, Devol, Oklahoma, USA - 02/09/2003 8:11:01 PM
Spirit Horses......is ethereal, liberating, heartbreakingly passionate and wonderful. Well done, Annie and John!! Thank you.
Here is a website of a friend:
, Sherwood, Michigan, USA - 02/10/2005 6:54:25 PM
I saw Annie at the Cloquet Coffee shop she was on stage with Paul. Her songs touched my soul and her intensity made me speachless. The gaze from her brown eyes turned into a aura of powerful energy that filled the room. I'm an old soul and a old man but never experienced anything like that before. The spirit that is in her body is rare and very powerful.
, Wrenshall, Minnesota, USA - 02/13/2002 4:01:11 PM
Whats up to Lakota Thunder love those powerful voices and lyrics, When you comming out with another
, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - 02/14/2002 1:50:49 PM
Lakota Thunder to be Invited to Ann Arbor MI for a Pow-Wow, March 29-31 2002
Courtney Yellow Fat
, Fort Yates, North Dakota, USA - 02/14/2002 1:55:11 PM
Great music. Very inspiring. Keep on the good work!...Love and Light Peter. http://www.heavenonearthmusic.net/
, Québec, North Dakota, Canada - 02/25/2003 9:29:04 PM
I am just delighted that I bought Annie Humphrey's "The Heron Smiled" and found this site on the cover. I will be visiting it often.
, Janesville, Wisconsin, USA - 03/03/2003 7:52:36 PM
I sat front row center at the Elijah Elk 7th Generation Cultural Center of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan yesterday, March 9, 2002, mesmerized and floating to the lyrics of "Much Sense", "Falling Down and Falling Apart", and "500 Years", carried by Annie's voice and by her heart. When Annie looked right at me and thanked me for being so attentive, & "into it" and told me she would sing the rest of her set for me, I became air and spirit, totally connected--and singing words i had never heard before, but flowed out of my soul like I had known them for centuries. A once in a lifetime experience. A treasure of the heart. Thank You, Annie.
, Greenville, Michigan, USA - 03/10/2002 8:53:43 AM
I have seen and heard all kinds of native american music. Is there any Death metal, Black metal or extreme metal forms of native american music too?? please let me know.
, sac, California, USA - 04/18/2003 12:21:05 AM
Very nice site keep up the good work
, , Nebraska, UK - 04/23/2002 9:52:04 AM
Thank you Joseph Fire Crow for calling me to the Cheyenne Circle Dance. It brought back an ancient dream. Bless Earth great harmonizer. We shall all dance together some day. Jane
, New York, New York, USA - 05/02/2002 9:08:03 PM
I saw Fire Crow with some other Artist in Nuernberg Germany, in 1997. Sorry, I do not know the other names.
It was a good tingling feeling. My first music from your company is the Fire Crow, the Northen Chynne Flute, from Nuernberg. Now I have some tapes and a CD that I ordered from you. I like the photo of Annie Humphry with her long hair. I hope she will never cut it short. My Grangmother had hair that was in pony tails roled up on top, and when she brushed it down on the floor and then a littel longer.
Some years later she had it cut off. Her mother was Native American or maybe 50-75%. Does the other ladies in your company have long hair? Keep up the good work. PS: I can feel the spiriets in my apartment (tingling), and I think the Native American music ang paintings, are atracting the Native American Spirits, maybe from history.
John M. Carver
, Abilene, Texas, USA - 05/09/2002 8:16:17 AM
JOE FIRECROW, MY CUZ, is an extreemly talented flute player. We first met at Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota. I heard this amazing music from a distance and it pulled me to it like a magnet! When I saw Joseph standing there like a big handsome warrior playing that flute...well...I was mezmerized! The music seemed to come right out of the heart of Creator. It is a gift in Joe so strong and gentle that it creates peace within the soul. Joe is an amazing talent and a wonderful person.
His music soothes the spirit! Spiritdove ~v~
, Langley, Washington, USA - 05/15/2002 12:24:33 PM
Fantastic looking studio, wish i could see it in person...
, Glasgow, North Dakota, United Kingdom - 05/28/2002 8:46:42 AM
Thanks to Dave and Lisa for everything
, McLaughlin, Tennessee, USA - 06/19/2002 4:50:06 PM
i like your songs you guys are great singers and i think it was your drum group that stayed at my great grandmas house and here name was margiri larose ridley and my grandpa eaglechief ridley you guys are pretty good singers well gotta go for now.
, whiterocks, Utah, USA - 06/24/2002 12:19:06 AM
"HONOR AND RESPECT, TO ALL MY RELATIONS"
I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEBPAGE AND I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT.
I'M FROM A BAND CALLED "EZTLI NAHUA" (THE BLOOD OF THE SPEAKING PEOPLE). WE ARE A CONSCIOUS BAND THAT'S BASED IN L.A.AND WE SPREAD CULTURAL AWARENESS AS TAUGHT TO US BY OUR ELDERS.TO THOSE THAT ARE INTERESTED, VISIT OUR WEBPAGE AT www.eztlinahua.com
"NOCHIPA TIAHUI"(ALWAYS MOVE FORWARD)
, LOS ANGELES , California, USA - 07/13/2002 1:10:09 AM
Annie, through you speak the many who can speak no longer and the many who were never allowed to speak. We appreciate your life and pray that you always walk in a sacred manner.
John & Jill Butterflies
, Kansas City, Missouri, USA - 08/05/2002 1:08:17 PM
I had the privilege of meeting Joe Fire Crow at Schemitzun 2003 and was in awe of this man's persona. What a great sense of humor he has and such a nice guy. I have begun the journey of searching for my Native roots and find his music to be very relaxing as well as uplifting. I purchased 2of his CD's but am now going to buy the others of his that I do not have.
The Creator has surely blessed this man with great gifts.
Thank you for the gift of your music.
, Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA - 08/25/2003 6:26:31 PM
, McLaughlin, Texas, USA - 08/26/2002 2:24:38 PM
What a pleasure, as I'm connecting the dots in my life through the MUSIC......Makoché, is truly another, among the many blessings received via The Wind......
Gail de los Santos Anderson
, Bronx, New York, USA - 08/26/2002 9:31:33 PM
I love Annie Humphrey's music. She has soul and heart. I would love to see her in person. Her music makes you open up your eyes and see. Music should make you feel something anger, pain, joy, love and hope. Just like good art Annie makes you feel alive.
, Warsaw, Ohio, USA - 09/04/2003 4:35:27 PM
Have not been able to hear your music yet; sure hope I will be able to, from all I've been reading about its power and truth-speaking:-)
, , California, USA, but now in Norway - 09/15/2002 7:38:54 AM
I would like to congratulate Joseph Fire Crow and Lakota Thunder on their Grammy nominations. Best of luck. I also want Makoche to know that this is also a recognition for their talents and dedication to get Native American music to people around the world. Thank you for your determination.
, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - 1/25/2001 4:20:00 PM
Bought two Fire Crow CD's and I enjoy them very much. I find them very relaxing, expecially after a day's work of hauling gasoline for the service stations. I also bought "The Lakota Way" by Joseph Marshall. About half done and have enjoyed it very much...Isn't it remarkable how that the Lakota ways of moral conduct are so similar to the Mystery's way of moral conduct taught in the Bible???
, Selma, California, USA - 10/05/2003 11:03:19 PM
I have your CD of Wind River and each time I hear the song Amazing Grace, it brings tears to my eyes. I am so touched by your Native American Music. It is food for the soul. May the Great Spirit bring many blessings to your talents.
Rhonda L. Schienle
, Loveland, Colorado, USA - 10/08/2003 8:50:37 PM
The Huron Smiled for me was 3 years too soon, I believe the time is now for Annie Humphrey to rerelease. I just cant get enough of The Huron Smiled. I purchased the CD almost 3 years ago, not until recently have I really been able to hear such music again. the whole CD is enchanting to me. the tunes haunt me in a spiritually uplifting way. I sense the words have been waiting patiently for me to actually listen this time, I am so relieved I purchased this Annie Humphrey CD, and I intend to buy more to give out for xmas presents, this December! Megwitt
Lysette Kimi Morris
, Mayetta, Kansas, USA - 10/09/2003 5:48:16 PM
Please keep singing, Annie Humphrey. Your words build strength.
, , , - 10/10/00
Really cool sight !!!
, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - 10/11/2001 12:01:11 PM
I was looking in a Minnesota magizine a few days ago, and Annie's picture app-
eared. I was curious about the music, so I've wrote the web-site down. This morning; I seen her the Ojib-news paper and read all about it.
I am a music lover. I hardly listen to any music thoe, but enjoyed the Indian music. Singing was a hit for me at times but now I would try something els. I'm interested with a visit and cassetts.. Thank you.
, , , - 10/16/00
In Scotland, at Country clubs, we perform what we term as a "Trilogy" to salute ALL war dead. Dependant on what music is played, a determines the name of the "Trilogy" (Elis's AmericanTrilogy for a General American salute to the Civil War, Il Silencio for those that died at The Alamo). The above piece of music, we think, would be good for performing a Trilogy to salute the Native American dead through time.
Only trouble is we do not know where to get it.
Can anyone help???
Let me know please. Eddie.
, , , - 10/21/00
Saw your site about a year ago and it looked pretty good. I like the improvements you've made though. Looks even better now!
, , , - 10/24/00
Joseph Fire Crow has got to be one of my favorite flute players. I really enjoy Kevin Locke also. And of course here in MN we are so very proud of Annie Humphrey winning female artist of the year at the 2001 NAMMYS. Really enjoy the artists you have.
, , Minnesota, USA - 11/08/2001 11:20:29 AM
I found Annie Humphrey in Sedona, playing with Jackson Browne at the Verde Valley Music Festival. Her CD has been in my CD player ever since!
I love the music, and also had a chance to speak briefly with Annie after the show. She is a very 'moving' lyricist/poet.
thank you Annie!
What a joy!
Always be Brave!
, , , - 11/14/00
My husband and I went to the Makoche presentation that was hear at St. Charles, Mo., Family Arena, and it was the greatest!!!
We bought Keith Bear's CD and the Lakota Thunder's CD, too, they are great!!!!!
Make sure you don't miss this concert!!
, , , - 11/17/00
i personaly know joseph firecrow i have all his albums and i am gonna get his new album on nov 22 i strongly recomend it to everybody
, west simsbury, Connecticut, USA - 11/18/2002 3:40:10 PM
Just had a CD handed to me by Jon "Stan" N... check it out is all he said. Annie Humphrey "The Heron Smiled"... this is AWESOME! Beautiful voice, lyrics... Thanks Stan, I'm keeping the CD. Best of luck Annie Humphrey...
, Rothsay, Minnesota, USA - 11/26/2001 11:36:27 PM
Hi; just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Native American stories on "The Elders Speak," particularly the enthralling stories told by Gourd Woman. My sincere hope is that Makoche will release many more CDs of her storytelling; I'll buy them all!
R. Todd King
, , , - 11/8/00
Lakota Empire is @ www.lakotaempire.com
, , , - 11/9/00
To Annie.. I Love Your Voice , Thank You
, Deerfield, New Hampshire, USA - 12/01/2002 5:59:15 PM
Congradulations...To Joseph Firecrow! It is so good to hear of a fellow Northern Cheyenne doing good, it has been quite a few years since I saw him, can I get him to e-mail me? I grew up with his older sisters, and have known his family all my life.
, Helena, Montana, USA - 12/02/2002 3:01:41 AM
Makoche has beautiful music, everyone that listens to KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock, Arkansas love the music. For 2 hours every Saturday for 9-11am we send out 100,000 watts of power. Thats Indian music power. Linda and I have been hosting the Heartbeat of the Nation-The Drums for almost 4 years. We need more promo C.D's. Cuchi n Linda
, Alexander, Arkansas, USA - 12/02/2002 9:47:26 PM
I just got the Tribal Legends CD from my father to add to my small but growing collection of Native American music. This is by far the best I have so far! This may sound kinda weird but I didn't just listen to it, I was drawn into it. It took me to a place far away where I now understand more about myself and others before me.
, , Ohio, USA - 12/04/2003 10:49:01 PM
Your recording company is a rare find. I enjoy the flute music very much.
, , , - 12/1/00
I have had "cowboy legacy" for about a year. Drive friend crazy with it. just orderd 6 more various cds for myself and friends. I expect them to be as grand as Legacy. As Arnold would say, "I'll be back."
, willcox, Arizona, USA - 12/16/2001 9:13:18 PM
I really love your company and this web site. I consult both regularly before I purchase new Native American music. Keep up the good work!!
Sindy in South Bend, IN
owner of yahoo group TURTLEISLANDMUSIC discussion list
, South Bend, Indiana, USA - 12/23/2001 3:51:44 PM
Just a quick note of congrats on a fine website. I invite everyone to listen to music distributed by Makoche, which can be heard on most of the programs distributed by AIROS, The
American Indian Radio On Satellite. You can also "tune-in" and listen to native radio on-line from our website which is www.airos.org
I hope to hear back from all the fans of the artists that appear courtesy of Makoche'
John Gregg - Host/Producer of the National Edition of "Native Sounds-Native Voices"
AIROS Assistant Manager
John Gregg Sr. (Hopi/Inupiat)
, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - 2/19/2001 6:51:31 PM
Anyone know of Native venues/events/happenings in the Philly area?
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 2/21/2001 9:07:46 PM
What a great night we had at the Grammy's last night. To be mentioned in this way and have our own category means we are gaining ground in the world to be recognized for the many wonderful talents our Native American artists have. We commend all nominated and congratulate the winner. There will be mention of all of them in the upcoming edition of the Native Spirit News published in Nashville, TN.
MARGARET SELF SMITH
, NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - 2/22/2001 9:41:39 AM
Just happen to glance over at a CD rack and there was a picture of Annie, just as natural as you please. I said,"Hey there's Annie!" and immediately bought the tape. Now that I'm way south of the rez in minnesota, at least I can still hear Annie's music that warmed my heart (and many others) at the coffeehouses, tribal college, park concerts, and you name it...
, shreveport, Louisiana, USA - 2/4/2001 2:46:28 AM
Extremely beautiful studio, i sat in on the Bob Montgomery/U-Mary jazz band recording after an invitation from my band director Bob Peske 2 weeks ago. I was very impressed by the perfectionism & profesionalism i saw.
Keep up the good work.
, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA - 3/23/2001 8:26:58 PM
Love to lesson to the American Native Music (A.N.M). It so relaxing .
, Clearwater, Florida, USA - 3/5/2001 5:34:24 PM
Annie Humprey, thanks for going out and putting together such a great album. I know that most Native Americans
do not get the recognition, (and you are one of them) but do it for the joy of the music...Thank you
for touching my heart and making me hear the music once again....
, Atlanta , Georgia, USA - 4/4/2001 1:41:33 PM
Joseph FireCrow is living in my home town and I really
like to hear him play his flute. The music is very relaxing to me. I heard him play at the Warner Theatre. (Very nice)
, Winchester, Connecticut, USA - 5/2/2001 10:07:28 PM
Good day. My name is Angela and I live in Florida. Last night I saw Annie Humphrey for the first time and was blowin away, the whole show and all on stage,volunteers, and crowd are some of the most heart felt people I have been around in a long time. Thank you for coming Annie and company for such a worthy cause, (aid to the Pine Ridge rez). My street every Christmas does a huge Christmas dispaly, thousands of people come by every year. We normaly take donations for local charitys that seem to always have so much excess at that time. I am proposing that we take collections for the Pine Ridge rez this year. We usally take donations for personal hygien items, food, money, and definetly will include books , school supplies,and anything they need. I have the email address for Bill and Judy Hollopeter (local orginizers) and will contact them after I discuss it with my neigbors.
Thank you all for the wonderful show; and a big THANKS for bringing to attention the harsh conditions of the rez.
, Satellite Bch , Florida, USA - 5/27/2001 4:13:12 PM
Congratultions to the winners of the March & April Makoché CD Give-aways:
Laszlo B. from Duluth, MN
Carol D. from Wilson, ME
Lisa S. from Buffalo, MN
Susan B. from Marion, IA
, , North Dakota, USA - 5/3/2001 3:12:21 PM
I have visited the Nu'Eta Corn and Buffalo Festival In August 2000 and plan to come again this year. Just listening to the stories and flute playing by Keith Bear. I have purchaced both CD's of Keith Bear, The Elders Speak and the United Tribes Pow-Wow CD as well. Now I have just won the recent CD giveaway from the great people of Makoche Recording Studios. Thank-you Makoche!!! See ys this coming August in ND. Tell everyone the Nu 'Eta Corn & Buffalo Festival is awesome. The Mandan & Dakota people are so kind and welcoming!!!
, Buffalo, Minnesota, USA - 5/5/2001 8:24:34 PM
A big hello to Lakota Thunder! I've been listening to the YellowFat family singing for over six years now and they always have the nicest bunch of guys singing with them. They always are shaking hands with the elders and making a spot at the drum for them. They listen carefully to the old songs and teachings. They get up early in the morning and heat the drum by the fire to get the dancers up at sunrise. They spend many long days at the drum to encourage the dancers and traditional families. They also know their way to the cookshack. Hope to see you on the Rez in June.
, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 5/7/2001 11:40:11 PM
Congratulations to Joe Fire Crow on his nomination for the Grammy. I hope to be able to talk to him again at this years pow-wows. And thank you Makoche for all the wonderful music and links that have started me on the road to learning to play the Native flute. May you continue to record the great music that your artists create. Best of luck in the future to Makoche and all those who produce such a lovely sound. Mitakuye Oyasin, Sincerely, Pat
Patrick (Apahtoohkway) Curry
, Niantic, Connecticut, USA - 6/27/2001 11:45:07 PM
A pleasurable moment for me is to slip a cd by Andrew Vasquez in the computer, gaze at "Soaring Spirit" a
magical painting by Dael and write. Soon I find myself in another place and time. A time to tell the story of a young
Cherokee girl who learns first hand from a wise grandmother about Mother Earth, it's precious resources and the
direct influence for her survival.
, Fairfield, California, USA - 6/29/2001 12:08:10 AM
, Williston, North Dakota, USA - 6/5/2001 12:34:01 PM
I think your music is awe inspiring!!! Every night I listen to your music. I have every native recording that Dave Swenson ever produced. He is the best !! Go dave go!Go dave go!go dave go!go dave go!
, Williston, North Dakota, USA - 7/19/2001 3:48:40 PM
I picked up "Lewis and Clark: Sounds of Discovery" today. It is a fine mix of Western and Native American cultures. I was hoping for a little more French-Canadian fiddle music, because a fiddler from that tradition was with the Corp of Discovery. My wife and I play folk music semi-professionally and the French tradition is one we know little of. That said: booklet, music, all delightful.
, Independence, Missouri, USA - 7/5/2001 5:11:13 PM
Congraulations to all and good luck.
, Albuquerque , New Mexico, USA - 7/9/2001 2:34:48 PM
Really enjoyed the website. Thank You!
, , North Dakota, USA - 8/11/2001 5:09:49 PM
Yes, I do like the new look! Strangely enough, I was updating my own web site and trying to add your link the night you were obviously updating your site. I couldn't figure out why the link wasn't working...I think I may be the first one to have visited your new site...Many thanks!
Sonoran Spirits Flute Society
, , , - 8/20/00
hello. I have been listening to kevin locke and some of his songs are his interpretations of france densmore's recordings from early in the last century. I would like to know more about them and what others think of his work with her recordings. thank you
, , , - 8/22/00
just a short note to let you know that the lakotawear webpage is in effect! PLease check out the site and support your fellow Lakotas!
, , , - 8/24/00
Can a business "do good" and make a profit? I certainly hope so. Makoche is doing an incredibly important work in recovering and disseminating Native American culture. At the same time, the magnificent performances of Keith Bear, Kevin Locke, Annie Humphrey and others offer wonderful entertainment. Makoche may well serve as an excellent business model for the new millennium. Perhaps the "rape, pillage, and burn" legacy of corporate America can give way to a new model of cultural integrity and high artistic values.
Richard W. Slatta
, , , - 8/30/00
Aanii everyone I have to say i've been able to spend time with ANNIE HUMPHREY and i can't even begin to explain what a wonderful person she is, her music is so inspiring and real. She makes me proud to be NATIVE! Thanks so much Annie, keep up the good work!!
, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - 8/30/2001 10:05:50 PM
We wanted to Thank, Keith Bear, Dakota Goodhouse and Amy Mossette for sharing their gifts of Music, Story, and Song. It was our 2nd time coming to the Nu'Eta Corn and Buffalo Festival. We will be back again. Despite the heat 98*F It is so cool and comfortable in the Earth Lodges. I would recommend it to all. Very entertaining, educational & fun.
Thank-You for your hopitality & kindness.
Lisa & Lanna Sunde
Lisa & Lanna Sunde
, Buffalo, Minnesota, USA - 8/9/2001 3:33:06 PM
Heard a demo of her CD last weekend and I can definately recommend it!!
, , , - 9/14/00
I love Keith Bears cd, Earthlodge. Will buy all that Keith records. I would like to ask everyone for some help here. A cat that my husband and I have rescued needs a name. I would like to give him an indian name. One that means Love or Peace. Can any one help me out here?
, , North Dakota, USA - 9/18/2001 6:53:45 PM
I met Mr. Firecrow this weekend in Hammondsport, NY. It was a pleasure and an honor. To hear his gift of flute is such an expreience. The places you go when you just listen to his music. I have a 5 year old that has her own CD. That's truly impressive when a 5 year old stops to listen and listen intently. The calming affect it had on her was a gift from the Creator Neases.
, Elmira, NY, North Dakota, USA - 9/3/2001 9:46:01 PM
Annie congrats on your nominations!!! Also to your mothers' project whispering tree..! And to makoche..know that when in doubt choose makoche, with talent like annie, you can't go wrong.....everyone don't forget to vote the awards are october 20, and we want our girl to win!!!!!
, atlanta , Georgia, USA - 9/30/2001 6:05:11 PM