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"Language of Clouds" is here! - May 4, 2014

The long awaited follow-up to "Rumor of the Sun" has arrived. After several years away from recording and performing, William Hoshal has finally released his highly anticipated second album of new music for Native American flute, "The Language of Clouds," in a digital release. Available for direct download from CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon on May 5th.

Pre-orders for CD are also being taken, and the first 100 pre-orders or full purchase downloads, will receive special free-gifts, including an additional unreleased track from the recording sessions and behind-the-scenes access to the making of the first video for the album. For CD purchases, please send email to

Language of Clouds preview - April 26, 2011

After more than two years of producing for other artists and pursuing the visual arts, "The Language of Clouds" is nearing completion and in the mixing and mastering stage. Check out the special preview over on the music page.

WITHIN YOU, WITHOUT YOU" now available - June 3, 2009

Check out the new release from Gary Stroutsos on the White Swan label. Gary is joined by myself, David Lanz, David Revelli and others on this stunning new release.

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STONE GARDEN - May 11, 2009

I'm proud to announce that Gary Stroutsos and I have finished up recording for a new solo CD featuring the enigmatic Chinese Xiao. Gary has asked me to produce this exciting new always, stay tuned

WITHIN YOU, WITHOUT YOU...journey into stillness - May 11, 2009

I'm honored to be appearing on and co-producing Gary Stroutsos' new release from White Swan Records: "WITHIN YOU, WITHOUT YOU...journey into stillness."

The CD is set to release in June....
Gary and I will be touring behind this wonderful new release throughout 2009.

LANGUAGE OF CLOUDS update - May 10, 2009

Due to several high-profile new projects with reknowned flutist Gary Stroutsos (more on these later), final mixes and mastering for "LANGUAGE OF CLOUDS" have been pushed back to late June. We're now slated to release in July...stay tuned

New Concert - May 6, 2009

I will be in Boise with Gary Stroutsos on Thursday, June 18th -- details to be announced

Also appearing will be our good friend, Boise musician Joe Young

Sarayu appearances - May 6, 2009

SARAYU -- the new group with Vince Chafin will be appearing at the Zion Flute Festival on May 16th at Tuacan Amphitheater in St.George Utah; also on the 23rd at the OC Tanner Center in Springdale

Grays Harbor Concert - May 6, 2009

Saturday May9th at the Bishop Performing Arts Center, Gray's Harbor College; Aberdeen, WA

I'll be accompaning Gary Stroutsos with the Pacific Rim String Quartet

More SARAYU appearances - May 5, 2009

June 19th -- Magic Valley Flute Festival; Twin Falls, ID

August 13th -- Flute Quest; Seattle, WA

Yosemite Flute Festival -- TBA

more recording session news - December 15, 2008

Happy to announce that I've been in the studio with my dear friend and wonderful percussionist, Dave Rentz. These sessions are for our upcoming CD, "Beyond the Mask."

Stay tuned for details....

Language of Clouds update - December 15, 2008

Hi all,

Just a quick update on the new CD progress. We've pushed the release date to December 31st to accomodate production schedule for my wife's DVD "Western Spaces."

WESTERN SPACES DVD release! - December 14, 2008

Announcing a new DVD featuring the stunning photography of Kim Hoshal and music by myself and Gary Stroutsos.

Pre-release copies are now available for $19.95 if you email/call at; 702-204-7558

The pre-release version of "Western Spaces" is an exact version of the official release available later this week. We decided to make these available for the holiday season. For those who purchase a pre-release version, there will be free shipping and they will receive a free copy of the official release.

Collaborations.. - December 1, 2008

It's a great honor for me to announce that I'll be collaborating with Gary Stroutsos on a number of projects in the coming months.

Gary is absolutely one of the finest musicians it's ever been my honor to know and work with...and he is a great friend and teacher.

CD release update - November 8, 2008

Happy to announce that LOC sessions have been great and we're tentatively looking at a December 15th release date. More info to follow.....

More recording news.... - November 8, 2008

Next week (November 14-18), I'll be in Seattle working with Gary Stroutsos on a new CD recording and several other surprises. Keep checking back for more info.

Recording Sessions - November 4, 2008

November 4th through the 11th I'll be in the studio for recording sessions for the new CD, "The Language of Clouds"

THE LANGUAGE OF CLOUDS - October 30, 2008

We'll be entering the studio early next month to begin recording for the new CD. Titled "The Language of Clouds," we hope to be finished recording by the middle of November with a release date in December. Stay tuned for more info....

10th NAMMY Awards - August 24, 2008

A RUMOR OF THE SUN was just nominated for a Native American Music Award! The awards will be presented on October 4th, 2008 in Niagara Falls, New York. Check out the website: or

August 7th concert - June 21, 2008

Some more details about the concert in Henderson on August of my favorite musicians, Vince Chafin will be joining me onstage for the concert....Vince and I played with New Mexico musician Randy Granger at the 2008 Zion Flute Festival and had more fun than should be allowed.

....more details to come...

A RUMOR OF THE SUN in New Age Reporter Top 10 - June 21, 2008

I received word that A RUMOR OF THE SUN has jumped to #8 on the New Age Reporter's top ten CDs for May!

Check it out:

New Concert date added - May 25, 2008

Thursday, August 7th 2008 at the Henderson Amphitheater

presented by the City of Henderson Department of Culture and Tourism

More new performance dates - March 9, 2008

New performance dates in the Sedona/Jerome area. Check the Calendar page
for details.

New track added for download! - March 9, 2008

There is a new track on the music page and will be available for download for a short time. This is a pre-release version of a song that features a wonderful Double Flute made by Brent Haines. The track is also on Brent's website (check it out on the Links page).

NEW Performance dates - January 26, 2008

Two very exciting pieces of news:
I will be at the summer NAMM show in Nashville June 20-23 with Woodsounds Flutes....
I'm very honored to be performing a concert and giving a workshop at the 2008 INAFA Convention at the Univ of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in July.

..more details soon
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