TerryLee WHETSTONe 2020 Inductee into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood
TerryLee WHETSTONe 816-629-4477
"Global Music Award Winner"
(33-World Class Music Award Winner - 2020 Inductee into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood)
Recording Studio: Audio/Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering, Music Producer, Composer, Backing Tracks, Musician, Recording Artist, Performer, Professional Speaker, Story Telling
Short Film/Video Producer: Movie Soundtracks, Recording, Editing, Sound Engineer, Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Production Designer, Art Director, Cinematographer, Choreographer, Editor
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TerryLee Whetstone is a multi-talented artist and producer, known for his work in the realm of short films and videos. With a diverse skill set that encompasses various roles such as movie soundtracks, recording, editing, sound engineering, producing, directing, screenwriting, production design, art direction, cinematography, choreography, and editing, TerryLee is a creative force to be reckoned with.
Drawing inspiration from a profound encounter with an elder full-blooded American Indian, TerryLee was imparted with valuable wisdom about sharing messages with the world through his art. This encounter led him to adopt a signature style that spells his last name with all capital letters, except for the last "e," serving as a constant reminder to remain humble in his endeavors.
TerryLee's remarkable career is marked by numerous accomplishments and accolades. In 2023, he won the Radio Music Award for "Best Children's Songwriter" for his song "Ups and Downs." Additionally, he released his 31st album titled "ME-WE," featuring 18 songs and over an hour of captivating music.
Notable achievements in 2022 include winning the Indie Music Channel Awards in multiple categories, such as Best Children's Recording, Best Children's Artist, Best Soundtrack Songwriter, and Best Easy Listening Producer. He also received recognition at the MUMBAI Intertainment Film Festival in India for his film "Revisited - Life is Short," winning awards for Best Music Video and Best Composer.
TerryLee's artistic journey spans many years, and he has consistently garnered acclaim for his work. In 2020, he was inducted into the Indie Music Channel Hall of Fame and received seven awards at the Indie Music Channel Awards. The following year, he released his first children's album titled "In a Child's Mind," marking his 28th album.
Beyond his music and film endeavors, TerryLee is also a renowned painter, jewelry designer, and poet. His art has found homes in museums, galleries, and gift shops across the United States and in over 16 countries. TerryLee's deep spiritual connection guides him in all his artistic endeavors, allowing him to touch the hearts of audiences worldwide with his flute playing, painting, and writing.
Fans often describe TerryLee as a legendary artist whose music transcends worldly boundaries. His unique blend of classical, new age, blues, and traditional American Indian styles creates a soulful and spiritually uplifting experience. TerryLee's music resonates with listeners of all ages, offering a respite from the fast-paced world and delivering cultural and spiritual messages that leave a lasting impact.
With an extensive discography of 31 albums, TerryLee continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences with his innovative style of contemporary Native American music. His stage presence ranges from energetic performances to serene and meditative experiences, evoking a sense of sacredness and inviting listeners on a profound journey within themselves.
As TerryLee moves forward in his artistic pursuits, his music, films, and artworks continue to inspire and connect people from all walks of life. His unwavering dedication to his craft and his commitment to sharing messages of unity, respect, and cultural appreciation makes him a true visionary in the realm of short films and videos.
TerryLee Whetstone’s performing and artistic honors include:
TerryLee Whetstone’s performing and artistic honors include:
2023 - October, London Movie Awards; Gold Award for Original Song, “Buffalo Free Time”.
2023 - September, IMC 5-Time Winner. Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood, California. Best Children's Songwriter, Best Children's Recording, Best Easy Listening Recording, Best Easy Listening Video under $5,000, Best Soundtrack Demo
2023 - Winner in Radio Music Awards for "Best Children's Songwriter" for song "Ups and Downs".
2023 - Album #31, "ME-WE", We Are One Released with 18 songs and a little over the one-hour running time of music.
2023 - January, Credit No. 13/09, GOLDEN EYES Certificate of Achievement for Music/Video, "Revisited - Life is Short".
2022 - September, IMC 4-Time Winner. Indie Music Channel Awards in Hollywood, California. Best Children's Recording, "The Crows Lesson", Best Children's Artist, "The Crows Lesson", Best Soundtrack Song Writer, "Tribal DragonFlies", Best Easy Listening Producer, "Blue DragonFly".
2022 - September, MUMBAI Intertainment. Winner of this international Film Festival in India, Film "Revisited - Life is Short".
2022 - July, MDIFF Winner. Multi-Dimensional Film Festival, for Best Music Video with the film "Revisited - Life is Short".
2022 - July, MDIFF Winner. Multi-Dimensional Film Festival, for Best Composer of the film "Revisited - Life is Short".
2022 – January-February, TerryLee’s 30th album, “Blue DragonFly” is planned for release with 18 songs and possibly a 19th song surprise.
2021 - September, Indie Music Channel Awards: "There is a Message.... Listen" Album, three personal awards: Best Easy Listening Producer, Best Children's Recording, Best Children's Songwriter, and One award for being a part of an International Collaboration - La Sagrada Familia under the Best World Artist category.
2021 - July 1st, Released 1st Children's Album, "In A Child's Mind", 28th album.
2021 - February 16th, Alignable named TerryLee Local Businessperson Of The Year 2020-2021.
2021 - Healing Flute Award, at the NASFA, Native American Style Flute Awards, A World Class Flute Organization.
2020 - Inducted into the Indie Music Channel Hall of Fame in Hollywood, California. This is so far the highest level TerryLee can think of so far in his Life. The question is, "Where will his next stepping stone take him?" Also, winner of 7 awards this year.
2020 - January, released 27th album. TerryLee says this so far was the hardest album to do. C.H.A.D. (Child Hovers Above Dimensions), Tribute to his son Chad R. WHETSTONe. On March 6th, 2019, Chad took his journey to the Spirit World from Acute Child Leukemia at age 34. Until this happened the hardest album was in 2015 with the release of his 22 albums, Life.... Is The Journey. This album was written like a book. His chapter/song title connects you to the next chapter/song at the end of each chapter/song. "C.H.A.D. - Child Hovers Above Dimensions" album brought home 7 awards from the Indie Music Channel Awards.
2019-2020 - Composed soundtracks for Native short films in Canada. The first film, titled, "The Gentle Snow" can be watched on the video page. The second film is in the Film Festivals right now and not available and titled, "The Return of the Raven".
2013-2019 - "WORLD CLASS MUSIC AWARDS" Indie Music Channel Awards winner. 2019 - 26th Album, "W.O.R.L.D. P.E.A.C.e.?", brought home 3 awards: Best Easy Listening Producer, Best Folk Recording, and Best Folk Song
2018 - 25th Album, “Stepping Stone”, (A quarter of a century in TerryLee's music is available to the world), Brought home 2 awards: Best Children’s Recording, and Best Sound Track Recording.
This makes TerryLee a 12-time World-Class Music Award winner.
Albums #27, 28, and 29, are in the works by branching out into Blues and Folk along with his "Sound Healing Music".
TerryLee also entered the video world in 2018 entering a video titled, "Black Water" which made the finals at a World Class Music Awards in Hollywood.
2013 - "WORLD CLASS MUSIC AWARDS" Indie Music Channel Awards 2013, 1st Place for Best Easy Listening Recording. Track #11 from his latest CD "Pnaci", Calling the Spirit World.
For over 40 Years TerryLee’s artworks which have been written about over and over are “a story within a story”, “Spiritual in content, but finds humor where it is needed”. He has won multiple awards around the country and his art has found homes in over 16 countries. 2008: Pendleton Woolen Mills selected Whetstone’s painting titled “Record Keeper” for their 2008 Legendary Series blanket.
2013 - July 24th, The Fringe Festival review on Moses Brings Plenty & Group with Guest TerryLee WHETSTONe last night, 07-23-13 got a rating of 5 out of 5! Wow, you missed a powerful night of music and stories that reached into the hearts of many. Come on out (up or down), whichever direction you are from Union Station, and come see the event downstairs. First, We all want to thank those who were here for our opening show. It was a hot show and well-liked by all the comments that were made. Don't miss the Wednesday night program. Come out to hear us on stage at 6 P.M. Wednesday! We will move your World in a good way with Heart Throbbing Music........... Prairie Moon by Brings Plenty at City Stage - Union Station, Moses Brings Plenty, and his Brings Plenty Band these following dates and times. * Come by TerryLee's table - "Pnaci" World Class Music Award Winner" up for Best Flute CD at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in Canada for 2013. The latest CD hot off the press, "One People" with TerryLee WHETSTONe & Gene Krahenbuhl. Mo and Brings Plenty Band is known around the world.... MO BRINGS PLENTY Actor - Model - Musician - Spokesman - Lakota. TerryLee is a World Class American Indian Flute Award Winner for 2013 for Best Easy Listening Fawn Recording Artist and in the Finals in the Canada People’s Choice Music Awards for Best Flute CD. On Stage July 24th at 6 P.M. - TerryLee WHETSTONe opening song. On Stage July 25th, at 9 P.M. - TerryLee WHETSTONe's opening song Come join us for an experience you will never forget. The music will spiritually move you as we share our culture with you through music, Stories, and performances. "Prairie Moon", Brings Plenty, Description: Native contemporary music, dance, and storytelling.
2012 - Best Easy Listening Song and Best Easy Listening Recording Artist for the 2013 Indie Channel Music Awards held in Los Angeles. Then winning on all accounts.
A most personal honor came in 2012 when Whetstone set out to attend a powwow in Tonganoxie, Kansas, hoping to meet a very highly regarded Elder, Russell Means. Arrived to discover Means had been hospitalized much to his disappointment, but Whetstone was pleased to discover Means’ daughter had come in her father’s place. The powwow officials honored Means’ daughter with a very special Pendleton blanket; the “Record Keeper” blanket – the very one TerryLee had been honored by Pendleton Woolen Mills to use in their 2008 Legendary Series. Whetstone met Means nephew, Moses Brings Plenty, who had come to speak to the people and invited TerryLee to play his flute during his presentation, again another honor. At a following event, Moses shared with Whetstone that the family had used his blanket during the memorial service for Russell Means, showing Whetstone once again, that we are all connected, all One, inspiring his art in painting and flute playing.
Whetstone has written, performed, directed, choreographed, and produced 31 albums, 27 through his own Ahwatukee Production Company 2 produced under the Plume Music label, and two others through independent shops. He has been a finalist with the Indian Summer Music Awards, Native American Music Awards, World Class Just Plain Folks, and the World Class Indie Channel Music Awards
WHETSTONe's spiritual connection guides him in all his endeavors to share the Creator's gifts through his flute playing, painting, jewelry design, and writing poetry. His art is shared throughout many museums, gift shops, galleries, and trading posts, all around the United States and internationally.
“The flute is a Life it comes from a branch of a tree or is taken from the trunk of a tree. The tree has a voice even though we do not hear it in the tree form. Once a craftsman or artist reshapes the wood and gives it a way to speak, we provide the breath the lungs for its voice to speak to us all, the same as we push air through our own voice box to speak. The flute is a voice, that not only touches the listener, but it touches me each and every time I provide the breath for it to speak. Having performed at so many different events and genres from private parties to large public events, one thing remains consistent throughout. The flute is a Life, with many values, touching so many people in so many ways; all positive and good. I offer sound healing music...."
Walk with One Heart, One Mind, and always keep Respect in front of you.