Greetings, One & All~

I’m not sure where April went, but May is upon us. Allow me to share some highlights in this short-and-sweet May issue of your A 440 Newsletter as I work the wires, kick the tires and light the fires in preparation for a month in the air and on the road. . . .

First Flight

I’ll be in St. Louis MO on May 2nd for a recording session with world flutist Sherry Finzer, Native American flutist Mark Holland and pianist Cory Edwards, where we’ll be laying tracks for some new Heart Dance Records projects at Sawhorse Studios.

Next Stop

On May 5th, Leon Littlebird & Will Clipman (aka The SunDog Twins) will play the fabled Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood AZ in a show we’re playfully billing as Cinco de SunDog!

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Movin’ On

Leon & Will then Continue to Continue on into Colorado for a run of really high Rocky Mountain dates:

May 10th: Casa DeVilbiss House Concert, Colorado Springs CO

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May 11th: Wildwood Sounds, Del Norte CO

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May 12th: La Veta Mercantile, La Veta CO

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May 13th: Steamplant Events Center, Salida CO

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May 23rd: Summit Musicians Relief Fund Benefit House Concert, Keystone CO

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May 25th: Tabor Opera House, Leadville CO

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Sonic Journey

On May 16th I’ll launch a new musical adventure with James Marienthal, world and Native American flutist and composer, and founder and producer of the legendary Silver Wave Records label, when we present A Journey in Sound and Movement at the Nevei Kodesh Sanctuary in Boulder CO, with special guest vocalist Kimberly Braun.



Two Masters

On May 19th I’ll play the gorgeous outdoor amphitheater at the internationally-renowned Shumei Institute in Crestone CO with incomparable Native American flute master R. Carlos Nakai, our set preceded by Taiko master Sensei Koji Nakamura and his ensemble.


Poem of the Month

Amidst all the forward momentum and the seeming rush of time, this Poem of the Month reminds me that being here now is the key to peace of mind. I hope it gives you a smile.

The Thing of It Is

Here’s the thing of it:

everything that ever

was, is or ever will be

is right now. Everyone

you’ve ever loved, love

or will love will pass away;

and everyone all of them

ever loved, love or will love

will, too. . . on and on until

the end of everything,

which will still not be nothing.

How big then should be our smiles!

© Will Clipman 2018

Photo of the Month

Shery Christopher has taken a slew of sensational nature shots recently, so settling on just one for your May Photo of the Month was no easy task. Something about the Cancerian yin-yang balance and intimacy of these two newly-hatched doves in the nest under our ramada suggests just the right mixture of vulnerability and resilience. Enjoy!

Will Clipman

poet ~ percussionist ~ maskmaker ~ storyteller ~ performing artist ~ educator

phone: 520.591.0776
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