Singing Songs From The Heart To The Heart.

Windsong Martin is a singer songwriter currently residing in Williams, Southern Oregon. She lives with her husband, Ohana Martin and son, Shanti on a beautiful piece of land, called “Good Medicine”, a 40 acre retreat center at the foot of Greyback Mountain, graced by a rushing mountain creek, blessed by a fresh water spring and beautiful forest in the Siskiyou Mountains.

Windsong accompanies herself with a variety of instruments including the guitar, dulcimer, and rattle. Her style ranges from folk ballads, to tribal rhythms, to reggae beats. Her lyrics evoke images of the power and beauty of nature and the vision of a compassionate humanity. Thru the years she has become a voice for the preservation and appreciation of the natural world sharing her songs at ceremonies, benefits, concerts, festivals and rallies, teaching songs to many and inspiring unity and hope in a time of uncertainty.

Windsong,(Dianne) has been singing her whole life, starting out in school  and church choirs as a child. Windsong is Canadian by birth, gaining much inspiration from the exquisite beauty of the oceans, rivers and diverse plant life of British Columbia. She began writing original songs in 1978, inspired by meeting an eagle on the beach on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. Her first song was titled,” Free Spirit Eagle Fly”. She has written scores of songs since that time.

Traveling to Big Island, Hawaii in 1978 opened up a new world of songs and inspiration for Windsong. She was active in creating the “Celebration Family” gatherings held on Big Island during that winter of 1978. This attracted a wealth of musicians who formed life long musical friendships. At the first event at the Kona Light Center, she met David Hummingbird. They began writing songs together, and lived together, touring and performing for 10 years after that. They created an album together called “Songs to Celebrate Life.”

In 1979 Windsong and David moved to Southern Oregon falling in love with the beauty of the Applegate Valley. They lived at a community called Trillium Farm, on 80 acres in the Little Applegate Valley for 8 years. Windsong was actively singing, sewing, farming and teaching music and Home Ec. to children, doing environmental work and community organization. She helped create the “Trillium Healing Gathering” a benefit for that land and brought many healers, musicians and teachers together. After many fruitful years together Windsong and David separated.

In 1987 Windsong married Ohana Martin, moved to his land “Good Medicine”,  in the Williams Valley, still in the Applegate watershed. Together they raised their son Shanti, and Windsong helped raise Mana and Willow Martin. Their home has been an active ceremonial and gathering ground for many people and celebrations over the years including the “Good Medicine Family Reunion” and the “Good Medicine Women’s Gathering”. Windsong  has continued sharing music in the community forming several choirs over  the years and teaching guitar and vocals privately and in elective and home schooling programs to all ages.

Throughout her life she continues to write many songs, some of which have become familiar around the world such as "Mother I Feel You" and “Bless the People”. Her CD recording "Mother I Feel You" includes this chant and 12 other original songs. Her next solo album is called "Carry Me" with songs like "People Be Strong" and "Green Valleys."  The most current album to be released in the spring of 2006 is called “Soul Reflections ” It focuses on songs about love and spirit.

Also available is a dynamic, new CD (2006) “Wake Up The Vision” which is a shared album with singer/songwriter Kat del Rio and their ”Spirit Earth Band“  recorded at Mountain View Studios, in Wilderville,Or. (2006) Here is a list of some of the musical endeavors Windsong has recorded, or participated in;


Solo Recordings
Carry Me
Mother I Feel You
"Soul Reflections"
(Windsong Dianne Martin) 1987
(Windsong Dianne Martin) 1995
(Windsong Dianne Martin) 2006
Other Albums "Wake up the Vision" Windsong Kat del Rio and the Spirit Earth Band (2006)
Mystical Earth Blessings Kat del Rio Solo Album (2006)
Songs to Celebrate Life (Duo with David Hummingbird Walton)
Circle of Life (Earth Beat Records)
Circle of Women (Earth Beat Records)
Infinity (Micheal D )
Circle of Friends (Kai Jackobson)
Saving Grace (Trillium Farm Benefit Album)
Tribal Stomp (Tribal Stomp Benefit Album)
Bush League Hits (Bear Dyken 2001 Forward Prod.)
Light On the Water (Gary Cooper)
Videos and Documentaries using my music in their sound tracks. From the Heart of the Fire (Rainbow Spirit Video) (1998)
Medicinal Fields (Jane Bothwell) (2001)
Birth as we know it (Elena www.birthintobeing.com) (2006)
"Saving Old Growth Ancient from Logging in Oregon's
Coastal Range and Cascades Mountains" Educational Communications, Inc. L.A. (2004)

To contact Windsong for concerts, cds, recording projects, soundtracks, benefits and any other info
call : 541-846-6080
on the web at : www.windsongmekani.com
email : windsongmekani@oigp.net


Copyright 2006-2007 @ Windsong. All rights reserved.