Described as a Native American “Renaissance man” – musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, horseman, and farmer – Robert Mirabal has traveled extensively and played his music all over the world.
Mirabal is also an accomplished Native American flute player and maker from Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. His flutes are world renowned and have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian. An award-winning musician, Mirabal performs worldwide, sharing flute songs, tribal rock, dance, and storytelling. Mirabal has twice been named the Native American Music Award’s Artist of the Year, and has received the Songwriter of the Year award three times. He is also a two-time Grammy Award winner, including a 2006 Grammy Award for Sacred Ground, Best Native American Album of the Year, and his 2007 Grammy for Best Native American Album, Johnny Whitehorse Totemic Flute Chants.
His 2002 breakthrough PBS musical production, Music From a Painted Cave, remains a benchmark of mainstream Native American storytelling.
Mirabal published a book of storytelling poetry and prose in 1994 entitled Skeleton of a Bridge and is currently writing a second book, Running Alone in Photographs. Aside from his artistic talents, Mirabal is a father and a farmer, living in Taos Pueblo and participating in the traditional ways and rituals of his people.