"My favorite Native American flutes are cedar- especially Spanish Cedar. Pick up a cedar flute and feel how the wood feels in your hands. Blow on it and feel the cedar enter your nose, your lungs. Look at the flute and realize what Bill does with the pentatonic scale. Such simplicity, such eloquence, such genius.
I used to play a lot of his songs when I volunteered as a DJ at a tribal radio station. I liked to be in the studio singing with him, thinking of his words, his music, going out over the airwaves.
Bill distills experience and songs to their essence and shares his gift with us in the form of incredibly beautiful and soulful music. I am very grateful for that.
And really, pick up a flute and play it. There is no wrong note. There is playfulness and opening up to the music you have within you. Listening to this album is an excellent guide to what open heartedness and mastery sound like."
Cedar Dream Songs
W. Dunlap | 10/09/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I fell in love with Bill Miller with such albums as The Art of Survival and Reservation Road. The songs in these albums were unique and were colored with Bill Miller's Indian heritage. One of them has a really wonderful Indian flute instrumental, Wind Spirit. Each time, I looked forwarded to new releases from Bill. Then, one day it seemed that he felt guilty that he was denying his 'traditional' Indian heritage. From then on his albums, like this one, sounded like every other Native Indian recording. Sigh!!! The later albums are so ho hum. Bill, please go back to songs like Reservation Road, Ordinary Man and Tumbleweed. These songs and others on the other two albums I mentioned above, were drawn from your Native Indian heritage and are so far above anything you are producing these days."
Jannean Yusko | Deatsville,Alabama | 04/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Cleanses ones soul..... I recommend that one listens and after you do.........you will be reborn. I recommend it."
Bill Miller at his best!
Larry Holmes, Jr. | Vernon, Texas | 09/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back to his roots, Miller has done an excellent job of putting together several fine pieces of wonderful songs. A great work that you will thoroughly enjoy."
A masterpiece from a true artist..
Grateful Soldier | NSW AUS | 11/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With the inclusion of Bill Millers artwork on the cover and inside - this made for a nice surprise when I got this - it is instrumental and not something I would normally listen too, however it is far from being all the same sound and in its variety displays the talents and gifts Bill Miller has been given.
Well worth it if you want an introduction to Bill Miller or are a fan."