Tony Shearer playing for the eagles of Flathead Lake's Wildhorse Island on his "Lady", the old Lakota cedar flute passed down to him from his grandfather. A voice from the past with a song for the future. (photo credit k.l. circa 1987)
I am happy to share with you my experiences being involved in the indigenous
flute tradition of North America, commonly referred to as the "Native American flute".
The resulting instruments are personal interpretations of the form and voice of historic Plains, Southwest, and Great Lakes woodlands flutes. My colleague Mr. Nakai calls them acoustic sculptures. I call them Contemporary North American Flutes, my efforts to contribute to an ancient, but on-going and uniquely beautiful musical tradition of this continent.
It has been an interesting journey exploring a dream that a simple flute could stir the hearts of so many with its innocent and lovely music, and an old man's vision that this music could "become important." With all the goings-on in the ever-growing flute community, I think that much of what was envisioned is indeed coming to pass. I am proud to have played my part.
Amon Olorin Flutes™ Est. 1986
Ken Light firstname.lastname@example.org (406) 381-9115 73258 Lemlama Lane, Arlee, MT 59821