On our visits to the American southwest I have always found myself enchanted by the sound of the Native American flute music that is so much a part of the character of that area of the country. During one trip I purchased several recordings by the flutist R. Carlos Nakai and listened to them repeatedly. The Native American flute has a soulful sound that is meditative, relaxing, uplifting and inspiring. I was so taken by it that in 2011 I ordered a Native American style flute built of western cedar by Miguel Medina of Singing Tree Flutes in Oregon. From the moment I played it I was in love!
In 2013 I released my first album of music for Native American flute, River Waves. Now, ten years later, a new album is finished. Light on the Leaves is a collection of ten songs, three of which were co-written by my friend David Nedwidek who is also featured on guitar. In addition to flute I am playing other instruments including frame drums, shakers, rain stick, piano and synthesizer strings.
Streaming on all platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music.
Digital audio files are available for download at BandCamp.
(Please note that this release is not available as a CD.)
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