Boulder (Colorado), USA – Native American flutist, Mary Youngblood, will release her new album, Dance With the Wind, May 23 on Silver Wave Records. Inspired by the wisdom of nature, Mary writes: “The trees have given a voice to me, the voice that sings to you now.” Her eclectic musical style evokes feelings of freedom, and gratitude for the blessings of life, our Dance with the Wind.”
Mary Youngblood is a modern American Indian woman of one half Aleut (Alaskan) and one half Seminole (Floridian) descent.
Youngblood is often touted as the first Native American female to professionally record the Native flute. Youngblood has a lifetime of musicianship behind her, starting with piano lessons at age six and guitar at ten; she is also a renowned classically trained flautist. As an adult, when Youngblood received her first wooden Native flute, she was compelled to pursue this ancient instrument traditionally played only by men. She has been honored with numerous awards and furthers her craft and knowledge of music and her Native traditions through teaching.
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