Tag Archives: Native Flutist

Peter Ali on “Make No Bones About It.” April 8th, 2018 5pm

Peter Ali on Native American flute and Dean Evenson on silver flute.

Native American flutist Peter Ali will be sharing about his new album “Prayers on the Wind.” Looking forward to talking with Peter and sharing his music with you all.

Cody Blackbird on “Make No Bones About It.” Jan 17th, 2016 at 4pm

“Not only is Cody Blackbird an incredible Native Flute player, but I love how he blends the Native sound with blues and classic rock. He and his band definitely know how to bring the heart and soul.” Bibi McGill, Musical Director/Lead Guitarist for Beyonce

“Cody’s music, which he terms “AlterNative Fusion,” sits in a class by itself in the music world” Buffalo ArtVoice

Cody Blackbird has been widely recognized as one of the worlds top Native American musicians touring today. Blending the old with the new, Cody merges the Native American flute with powerful vocals into contemporary blues rock sounds with The Cody Blackbird Band. The band has been compared to a hybrid Native version of the famous Blues rock band “Blues Traveler”
Featured on NBC, PBS, WGN, MSNBC, CNN and The NY Times Cody has performed over 1500 shows both nationally and internationally and with the band they plan on taking it to the next level. The Cody Blackbird Band has shared the bill with such artists as Arlo Guthrie, Lynyrd Skinard’s Rickey Medlocke, Peter, Paul and Mary’s Peter Yarrow, Nahko Bear, Xavier Rudd, and Reggae legends “Big Mountain”

Most recently Cody returned from a 7 day solo Japan Tour, playing Yamaha Corporate Headquarters “Yamaha Ginza” as well as Nagoya Yamaha and KIWA Hall in Tokyo in celebration of High Spirits Flutes 25th anniversary

The band is gearing up for their 2016 “All In” tour which will take them to over 25 different states, Australia, and Japan

They are currently recording their full length album to be released early new year of 2016

The Cody Blackbird Band is:
Xavier Torres on guitar, bass, vocals
Lewis Schwenk on guitar
Caleb Blackbird on Flute, Trumpet and vocals
Cody Blackbird, NA Flute, Lead Vocals

Anchorage Press


KTUU, NBC Affiliate
Buffalo ArtVoice
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John Two-Hawks is a GRAMMY® and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award Winning Virtuoso Native American Flute Music recording artist on “Make No Bones About It.” July 5th, 2015 at 5 pm


John Two-Hawks
John Two-Hawks is a GRAMMY® and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award Winning Virtuoso Native American Flute Music recording artist whose music has been featured in movies by Fox Searchlight, films by  HBO, and programs by The History Channel.  An international touring artist, Two-Hawks has performed for audiences as large as 12,000.  The music of John Two-Hawks soars with breath taking symphonic sounds in one moment, and then soothes the spirit with the powerful organic voice of a lone flute in the next.  A Master Virtuoso Native American Flutist, John is also an extraordinary musician, vocalist and composer.  And Two-Hawks has always held fast to his Oglala Lakota Sioux lineage and culture, and it is from this place that the soul of all his incredible music is born..

As well as his established reputation as a musician and recording artist, John is also a veteran, award winning stage and screen actor (member of SAG), a published author, and a gifted  inspirational keynote speaker who has shared the speaking stage with former Presidents, acting Senators and Hollywood celebrities.  Regardless of the engagement, John Two-Hawks never fails  to deliver a high standard of excellence, integrity and professionalism.

John Two-Hawks’ Website  –  John’s Music Videos  –  John’s Facebook Fan Page

Raven visits with Peter Ali on “Make No Bones About It.” March 22, 2015 at 4-5pm


Peter Ali is  a well known Native American Flutist, a teacher,  storyteller  and more. Learn about Peter Ali this week on KAOS 89.3 fm , Olympia.

Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner on Make No Bones About It-3-25-2012 5pm

Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner is an internationally-performing ambassador of the traditional songs & stories of his Coast Salish tribal ancestors. He enjoys sharing the warmth, humor & wisdom of these beautiful “teachings,” as they are know in the sacred tradition of his people, in an engaging & interactive way, interweaving his Spirit-gifted songs on Native American flute, along with traditional tribal drum songs. An award-winning Native American flutist, his instrumental songs have come to him with visions of healing & prayer for all relations (tree people, animal people, human people).

Che oke ten hails from the Wsaanich (Saanich) tribe of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, whose spirit helpers are the Thunderbird & the Whale. His ancestral name, “Che oke ten” carries the meaning of a feeling of “watching over & caring for the people & things you love for a thousand seasons.”

Che oke ten’s performing art has evolved into a feast for the senses, incorporating live sampling sound equipment to interlace Native flute, drum, voice & other musical instruments into a mesmerizing backdrop to the traditional spoken-word stories… accompanied by visual high-resolution projection of his stunning & surreal nature photography & videography work, which encapsulates the incredible beauty of the natural world so important to his culture.

Che oke ten’s traditional training & immersion in his tribal language enable him to share the teachings & Sacred Breath tradition of many generations of previous storytellers. He has a deep connection with the stories & ancient ways, understanding the profound life-changing effects they can have on people of all ages & cultures. He feels it is important to keep the indigenous teachings alive in the hearts of the people of today’s world & to honor the original ancestors of the place in which any gathering of peoples occurs.

Che oke ten’s debut Native flute CD “Journey of the Spirit” has been honored by the “Best Native American Album of 2009” JPF Award, a CD-Baby-affiliated international award involving both people’s choice voting & industry critic panel selection & judging. It has currently sold more than 1,000 copies. His available recordings also include “Prophecy Teachings of the First Peoples of the Northwest Coast” (a collaboration with his cousin, Johnny Moses), & a limited-edition solo storytelling CD entitled, “Creation Stories.”

Che oke ten’s current projects include a DVD featuring his breathtaking high-resolution nature videography & photography work to be accompanied by his original Native flute music (plus other instruments); a new Native flute CD; and plans for a second tour of Japan.

Che oke ten has shared the stage & collaborated with many prominent artists such as Eyvind Kang, Gina Sala, Bill Frisell, Andre Feriante & Charlie Hill. His international performances have included the Mongolian Peoples Federation for World Peace Conference in Seoul, Korea, a recent successful six-city tour of Japan, & many venues in British Columbia. Currently in residence in the Seattle, WA area, he also performs extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

His recent performances include:

  • Mongolian People’s Federation for World Peace; Seoul, South Korea
  • CSL Sacred Music Festival; Seattle, WA
  • Pakistan Earthquake Relief Benefit; Redmond, WA
  • Olympic College; Bremerton, WA
  • Opening Ceremony for Fibers of Life Exhibit; Skagit County Historical Museum, La Conner, WA
  • Oregon Country Fair; Eugene, OR
  • Seattle Folklife Festival; Seattle, WA
  • Women of Wisdom Conference; Seattle, WA
  • World Rhythm Festival; Seattle, WA
  • World Sacred Music Festival; Olympia, WA
  • Faerieworlds Festival; Eugene, OR
  • King County Library System’s ‘Many Voices, One Land’ Children’s Program
  • Native Arts & Music Festival; Tacoma, WA
  • Redmond City Hall Opening Ceremony; Redmond, WA
  • Spokane Fall Folk Festival; Spokane


Evening with Roderick Harris

Join Raven and his guest Roderick Jimmy, of the Nooksack Tribe, has been performing and composing since childhood. Roderick’s mother, Vera Harris, her native name being Sotia, had a profound influence on Roderick’s musical development. His first CD, entitled: Sotia’s Love, was released in 2002. Roderick is also a classically trained pianist and has performed in numerous venues, including the Seattle Opera House. Roderick is one of the most talented Native American wood flute players in the Northwest. His style encompasses a range of music from Native American, Church, chants, to more contemporary sounds. Currently, he is working on his second CD, Yellow Cedars Pride and Joy, which will be dedicated to his father, Tom Harris. In his free time, Roderick teaches moccasin making.