Woodstock Chimes Sightings
It's always exciting to see our products in newspapers and magazines, as well as on tv and in the movies.
Here are some instances when our products were mentioned or seen...
Outdoor decor that makes a statement
Trademark Landscape is headquartered in the southwest. As indicated on their website, they “design, builds and maintain custom landscapes to fit the lifestyles and environments of their discerning clientele.” We think they have excellent taste, especially when you see the first product they highlight in their “Outdoor decor that makes a statement” blog post. We’ve included the pertinent part of the blog below – you can read the whole thing here.
Woodstock Chimes in a Gary Bowman Song
Gary Bowman is the director of a set of charter Montessori schools in California. Apparently he also plays and records music for children. In this song you’ll hear the Woodstock Zenergy Chime – Trio. Gary says, “I purchased my Zenergy Trio at an AMS [American Montessori Society] conference...the chimes were so well-pitched, I used them on a music recording.”
Check out the song here
Garry Kvistad giving a TEDx Talk
Woodstock Chimes founder and owner Garry Kvistad was a featured speaker at TEDx Navesink on April 9, 2016. Garry was one of 28 people selected from over 100 to speak about what he had created. In his talk entitled "Good Vibrations", Garry describes how his fascination with ancient musical scales as a young music student led him to make his first metallophone from discarded lawn chairs.
Click here to watch the video and learn all about how Woodstock Chimes came to be!
Woodstock Chimes on Bravo
Woodstock Chimes were prominent in a recent episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Episode 2 of season 12, "It's Either My Way Or The Feng Shui," starts with Shannon meeting with her Feng Shui expert. Starting at 2:02 into the episode and continuing for about 2 minutes you see she has a 5 Woodstock Chimes boxes sitting on her dining room table. Don't know which ones they are - I wonder which Woodstock Chime would be Shannon's favorite?
Check out the full episode here.
Woodstock Chimes in the Philadelphia Inquirer
In an article entitled "The Answer is Blowing in the Wind Chimes" Lisa Scottoline of the Philadelphia Inquirer discusses her newfound love and appreciation for wind chimes. In the article, Lisa references several Woodstock chimes such as our Spanish Garden Chime and Amazing Grace Chime.
Woodstock Chimes in "Grace and Frankie" on Netflix
Check it out - our Woodstock Capiz Solar Chime - White was seen at the beginning of Episode 6, Season 3 of the Netflix show "Grace and Frankie". This episode, titled "The Pot," debuted March 24, 2017 - we're always excited when we see our products in TV shows - especially ones with such a talented cast. The four main characters are played by Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.
Woodstock Chimes in the Jewish Press Music Column
Our Woodstock Kid's Accordion and American Song Whistle were featured in the May 26, 2017 issue of the Jewish Press Music Column. The column, written by Jodie Maoz, talks about how music plays a very big role in out culture and discusses how it can benefit children of all ages.
"Meet Tyler" Video Still Going Strong
It's heartwarming to know that our Chimes for Autism: Tyler's Story video is still making the rounds of film festivals across the country. Most recently we saw this article, stating that it was part of the Reel Abilities film festival in Cincinnati March 9-12, 2017. As you can see from the image above, it was highly promoted - that's Tyler in the second circle from the left!
We're so proud of Tyler and are happy to hear his story is still reaching people.
Woodstock Chimes featured in a video by the Property Brothers
On March 24, 2017, Drew Scott was enjoying the calming sounds of our Chimes of Lun while Jonathan Scott was grooving to the sound with his smoooooth moves. It was their way of getting ready for a smooth, calm weekend.
Carolina Woman Magazine strikes again!
Wow! We're so excited that our Woodstock Windsinger Chimes of Apollo was selected to be the grand prize for the Caroline Woman Magazine's annual Writing Contest. You can see the winners in their May/June 2017 issue.
Woodstock Chimes in HGTV Magazine
Check it out - our Autumn Leaves Capiz Chime was featured in the "outdoor style" section of the November, 2016 issue.
Twitter - 4/18/16
Champion Olympic Diver Greg Louganis loves his Woodstock Chime. His is a Magical Mystery Chime - Butterfly's Farewell - which Woodstock Chime is your favorite?
CBS Sports - February, 2016
This is a moving story about Zaevion Dobson, a teenager from Knoxville, TN who died shielding three young girls from a shooting. He gave his life to save theirs. His mom has a Woodstock Chimes Crystal Fantasy - Angel hanging from her rear view mirror (see picture at right). Watch the video below - you'll see the Crystal Angel at the 2:31 mark. This video was featured in honor of Zaevion before Superbowl 50 in 2016.
Casual Living - March 15, 2016
On March 15, 2016, Casual Living posted a message about our Charitable Chimes series on their Facebook timeline. The post included a link to the full article, which you can read here. The article discussed both our current Charitable Chimes, The Tibetan Prayer Chime, which raises money for Tibet House NY and the Woodstock Chimes for Autism, from which 100% of the wholesale after tax profits is donated to research and educational organizations that are focused on autism."
Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes, is proud of all the company has done. “Since my wife and I started Woodstock Chimes, we always wanted philanthropy to play a major role in our organization’s culture,” he said, “To know that we’ve donated well over $2 million through the years because of our loyal customers is pretty gratifying. We look forward to continuing these programs and supporting deserving organizations.”
Shape Magazine - July/August 2015
The July/August 2015 issue of Shape Magazine featured a write up on how sound can be used to relieve stress. Accented by a picture of one of our classic style chimes, the article quotes Heidi Ahonen, Ph.D., a professor of music therapy at Wilifrid Laurier University in Ontario as stating "Several studies show that music activates areas in the limbic system to prompt the release of endorphins and dopamine, two pleasure hormones, and to decrease levels of cortisol, a stress hormone."
We've known that listening to our chimes helps shut off anxiety and induce calm, but now there's proof! Or at least it's in writing!
Woodstock Chimes in HGTV Magazine
One of the employees here at Woodstock Chimes offered up her copy of HGTV Magazine so we could share it with you - thanks, Connie!
Check it out - our Encore Chimes of Earth - Verdigris are featured in the "in the yard" column of the June, 2015 issue. This colorful chime is tuned to a pentatonic scale for a beautiful, harmonious song. You can hear it and all our chimes on our sound room.
Woodstock Chimes Line the Street in Winston-Salem NC
Woodstock Chimes founder and owner Garry Kvistad is a member of the NEXUS Percussion Group. They performed in Winston-Salem NC in January, 2015. After the concert, the producer took them all out to dinner and they parked right in front of one of our Woodstock Chimes Retailers on Trade St. in the arts district of Winston-Salem. On every light pole in that block (and maybe beyond), there’s a Woodstock Chime. They heard them ringing but it took them a while to figure out where they were coming from. Garry said it was pretty spectacular -- here’s a photo of one of them. Imagine what it must be like on a windy day when all the chimes are ringing!
Photo by John Beck, Jr.
Giada At Home - Food Network
On February 6th, the Woodstock Healing Chime had repeated appearances on Giada De Laurentiis' show, Giada At Home. She was cooking for a day of Yoga by the pool with her friends, and they kept showing the Healing Chime and you could hear it playing in the background. Pretty cool! Turns out it was a repeat from Season 2 - episode 7 called "Body and Soul". I can't find a clip of it, but here's a picture of Giada with the Healing Chime behind her.
Garden Center Magazine - March, 2014
Healing Chimes - Share the benefits and power of sound with customers
The article starts:
When considering the health benefits of gardening, sound is a sense that many take for granted.
"People are easily irritated by color or texture, and they won't accept the visual noise factor, but they will somehow accept sound noise," says Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes, "It's not only bad for your hearing, it's nerve-racking."
Woodstock Chimes on FOX
Woodstock Chimes made an appearance in a recent episode of Last Man on Earth. Starting at 14:44 into the episode "Special Delivery" (Season 4 Episode 14), a wide array of Woodstock Chimes are seen being set up as a "makeshift alarm system."
Check out the full episode here
Woodstock Chimes in Consumer Runner
Our Amazing Grace Chime - Medium achieved the number three spot on Consumer Runner's Top 10 Sympathy Gifts Chart 2017
Woodstock Chimes in the Hufffington Post
Our Windsinger Chimes of King David - Silver were featured in the Huffington Post's 10 Life-Enhancing Gift Ideas Guide.
Poughkeepsie Journal - 4/21/16
Local Chimes to be Showcased
Woodstock Chimes and "Change is Good" by Rick Danko
Did you know the chimes heard at the beginning and end of the late Rick Danko's song, "Change is Good" are Woodstock Chimes? Rumor has it the chimes were hanging in the studio and were in perfect harmony with the song, so they were played and became part of the recording. You can hear it here.
Best known as the bassist for The Band, Danko lived in Marbletown, NY - a hop, skip and a jump from Woodstock. It was Danko who found the house on Parnassus Lane in Saugerties, NY that became known as Big Pink.
Woodstock Chimes in BobVila.com's "Product Round-Up: Decor For the Great Outdoors"
Bridal Guide - July-August, 2013
Denver Post - 4/11/13
LA Times - 3/30/13
Gear: A take-along chime helps you meditate on your vacation
Hudson Valley Magazine - 4/13
Spring It On! Chiming In