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Jonny Lipford laying on the flood with his collection of Native American flutes in which he plays relaxing Native American flute music with as a Native American flute artist

Jonny Lipford is an award-winning musician specializing in the music produced with Native American flutes and various world flutes. His music embodies characteristics of new age music combined with a touch of pop leaving the listener relaxed and uplifted. He received his first Native American flute in 2002 as a Christmas gift and has since made his mark as one of the most versatile musicians of Native American flutes.

His solo work–spanning more than 16 albums–has garnered him several accolades including receiving an Indian Summer Music Award in 2012, 2013 and 2018. Lipford has been the recipient of six Silver Arrow Awards and one Humanity 4 Water award for his contributions to the Native American music industry. In addition to these, he has also been nominated by the Native American Music Awards six times for his works.

Not only is Lipford a well-decorated artist, he is also an instructor and has worked with hundreds of students helping them learn how to play the Native American flute. 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.

Jonny Lipford is based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he records and produces in his home studio. He also leads workshops and gives flute lessons in-person and via Skype and Facetime to students around the world. Since 2017 he has taken YouTube by storm, releasing several music videos of original and cover songs. He is the co-founder and director of the Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival.

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“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

 

Accolades: 

2008 Native American Music Awards Nomination
2008 Native-E Music Awards Nomination
2008  Native-E Music Awards Recipient
2008 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Nomination
2009 Indian Summer Music Awards Nomination
2009 Native American Music Awards Nomination
2009 Silver Arrow Awards Recipient
2010 Native American Music Awards Nomination
2010 Silver Arrow Awards Recipient
2011 eWorld Music Awards Nomination
2011 Indian Summer Music Awards Nomination
2011 Silver Arrow Awards Recipient 
2011 Native American Music Awards Nomination
2012 Indian Summer Music Awards Nomination
2012  Indian Summer Music Awards Recipient
2012  Humanity4Water Recipient
2013 Indian Summer Music Awards Nomination
2013  Indian Summer Music Awards Recipient 
2013  Silver Arrow Awards Recipient
2014 Indian Summer Music Awards Nomination
2015 Indian Summer Music Awards

Nomination

2016 Indian Summer Music Awards

Nomination

2017 Native American Music Awards Nomination
2018 Native American Music Awards Nomination
2018 Indian Summer Music Awards Nomination
2018 Indian Summer Music Awards Recipient

 

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