Biography

Welcome to the Electronic Press Kit for Randy "Windtalker" Motz

 

RMGHSince his teens, Randy “Windtalker” Motz has been involved in music, as a performer, live sound engineer, producer and recording engineer. And, though not Native American himself, he has always had a profound interest and passion for Native cultures, traditions, and perspectives on life and considers himself a Native American “in spirit.” However, it was not until the late 1990’s that all of these aspects of his life came together in a profound way, setting the course for a totally new musical career.

This musical and cultural genesis began after attending two distinctively different concerts. The first, by Yanni, was an acoustic journey of ethnic styles brought to life by the powerful blending of a full orchestra and rock instrumentation.  The second was a concert by Robert Mirabal, the legendary Native American flute player from the Taos Pueblo. Here the creative inter-weaving of Native American stories and instruments with rock drums, electric guitar, bass and effects-laden cello, captured Randy’s creative imagination. The die was now cast and Randy set out on a new adventure to create what he would later call, Native SoundScapes.

After many years of self-training and tutelage under such noted Native American flute players, as Ron Warren and Clint Goss, and pulling from the musical influences of R. Carlos Nakai, John Huling and Robert Mirabal, “Windtalker’s” style began to take shape and continues to evolve and mature to this day. His blending of flute with lush orchestration, piano, cello, guitar, and Native percussion weaves a unique musical tapestry that is sometimes ethereal, sometimes playful, and oftentimes dramatic.... See More.

Promo Kit Photo Collage.

Performances

Educational! Entertaining! Inspirational!

 

 

Past Performances

Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Festival – Hiawatha, IA
Long Trail Festival - Rutland, VT
Appalachian Trail Museum Festival - Gardiner, PA
Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet – Boiling Springs, PA
Duncannon Community Festival - Duncannon, PA
Valley View Retirement Community - Lynchburg, VA
Chaco Canyon National Historical Park - NM
Hiddencroft Vineyards – Lovettsville, VA
Elk Run Vineyards – Mt. Airy, MD
Detour Winery – Thurmont, MD
The Music Café – Mt. Airy, MD
The New Deal Café – Greenbelt, MD
The Hill Chapel – New Market, MD
American Conservation Film Festival – Frederick, MD
Fort Detrick - Frederick, MD
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Annual Dinner – Vienna, VA
Numerous House Concerts in the MD, DC, VA Area


Beans in the Belfry Meeting House & Café - Brunswick, MD
Frederick Coffee Company & Café - Frederick, MD
Numerous Senior Living Centers and Community Centers in the MD & VA Area
Holiday Park Senior Center – Wheaton, MD
Germantown Recreation Center – Germantown, MD

 

"The Windtalker Experience" Performances

See the Calendar of UPCOMING and PAST events. To book a performance, use our Contact page.

What People Say

Perfect for: senior living centers, wineries, coffee shops, music cafes, schools, and.... 

 

"Not many musical performances have the ability to both entertain you and truly relax you at the same time. Randy has a unique way of creating a peaceful atmosphere while still keeping you engaged with all the variety in his show. From the soothing sounds of Native American flutes to breathtaking photography, this experience is sure to leave you feeling moved and refreshed."
Amber Franks - Life Enrichment Assistant, The Village at Rockville

"Listening to Randy's music makes me wish I was out west, enjoying a glass of wine relaxing to some Windtalker music. His music is soothing and enjoyable for the whole family".Beth Tamminga, Detour Winery

“…performed to a full house… was a pleasure to work with…a true professional in every way!! His beautiful flute playing, along with the breathtaking photos of his travels, took the audience on a relaxing journey. The audience was thoroughly mesmerized…we look forward to having him back again! Chris Anderson - The Music Café, Damascus, MD

“Had a wonderful time listening to your beautiful music last night…Thank you again for an enchanting evening…photos really added to the ambiance of the music…Would love to attend another show of yours and perhaps I can bring a friend.” Carol Stanley

“I had such a relaxing time last night. The music was so beautiful and all the narration was very informative…I will certainly come to hear you again soon and bring my husband and other friends.”
Ann Barker

“Our 4th grade classes really enjoyed your visit… The music was wonderful and the slideshow of scenery pictures really enhanced the presentations. The students enjoyed playing along with the instruments you provided. We look forward to another opportunity next year when you came come to help teach our students through music.”
Michelle Wilson, Jason Sherwood, Donna Schwartz - Woodfield Elementary School, Gaithersburg, MD

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Listen and Watch

  • Listen to samples from “Native SoundScapes”

  • Listen to samples from “Canyon Whispers”

  • Listen to an improvisational jazz piece performed at The Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, PA. Performed by “Windtalker” (NA Flute), Clint Goss (Hang drum), Ron Volkman (keyboards) and Cornell Kinderknecht (sax) recorded on the fly, in stereo, with no mixing, as part of The Flute Haven Native American Flute School.

World Flute Society

Performances

  • Take a look at our Calendar

  • Contact Randy to schedule your event.

  • Watch YouTube for a sample of photos and music you can expect to see at a Live Performance.