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Mary Youngblood

Mary Youngblood - Sacred Place SD950
Sacred Place
A Mary Youngblood Collection
(SD 950)
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With rich vibrato and notes that melt into your heart, Mary Youngblood takes the artistry of Native American flute music to its highest level. Her song writing brings forth some of the sweetest original melodies ever performed on this instrument, and the collection herein showcases the most sublime.

Mary Youngblood Sacred Place
Mary Youngblood Sacred Place SD950

When this two time Grammy Award winner reflects on her life she resonates with the peaceful warrior. Both softness and strength come through in her deeply passionate music inspired by the wonders of nature. These peaceful and vibrant songs have been carefully selected to quiet the mind, relax the body, and inspire one to contemplate the Sacred Place within.

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Mary Youngblood
Dance With The Wind
(SD 944)
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2007 Grammy® Award Winner,
Best Native American Music Album

Sometimes the wind whispers and sometimes the wind howls. When GRAMMY® winner Mary Youngblood lets the wind flow through her Native American flutes the result is always one of beauty and joy. 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.

Johnny Whitehorse
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Mary Youngblood is the premiere female Native American flute player in the country. Winner of numerous awards, she garnered the 2003 GRAMMY® for Beneath the Raven Moon. She twice received Flutist of the Year along with Best Female Artist from the Native American Music Awards for her other releases. You can also hear Youngblood on Feed the Fire, Heart of the World and The Offering.

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Feed the Fire (SD 939)
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2005 Grammy Award Nominee,
Best Native American Music Album

Youngblood's newest release follows her Grammy Award winning album, Beneath the Raven Moon and offers stellar performances on Native American flute with signature melodies again framed in captivating arrangements spanning a variety of musical styles.

Mary Youngblood Feed The Fire
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Mary is heard for the first time performing on piano and alto flute, and offers sweet vocals with original lyrics on two songs. With special guest appearances by Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull), Bill Miller, and Joanne Shenandoah, Feed the Fire is full of energy, warmth and passion.

"Absolutely enchanting! Youngblood beautifully demonstrates the talent that earned her numerous Native American Music Awards." -Billboard

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Beneath the Raven Moon (SD/SC 931)
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2003 Grammy Award Winner,
Best Native American Music Album

Mary Youngblood's "Beneath the Raven Moon" is poetry of the heart flowing forth from the Native American flute.

Beneath the Raven Moon
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One of the true stars of Native America, Mary Youngblood is the Winner of numerous high profile awards including: Best Female Artist & Best Flutist at the Native American Music Awards. This superb collection of songs showcases her talents in adventurous new settings from Blues to Classical, all the while treating us to the beautiful heartfelt flute melodies for which she is known and loved. Additionally and for the first time ever, this album showcases Youngblood's strong voice harmonizing along with her many flutes. The title of each track on the CD is a line from a poem written by Youngblood giving this album a poetic concept album feel. Further instrumentation is arranged by award winning producer Tom Wasinger who has worked on each of Youngblood's three albums. With this new release look for Mary Youngblood to garner more awards and accolades in 2002!

"Blending Folk and Native American music, Youngblood is subtle tonic for hectic times." -UTNE Reader

"Mary Youngblood brings a fresh perspective to original melodies." -Dirty Linen Magazine

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Heart of the World (SD 921)
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The next evolution of Mary Youngblood's original sound promises to take listeners to places they have never been with the Native American flute.

Heart of the World
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Colorful, poignant and textured, these songs are uniquely presented including vocals by Joanne Shenandoah on six tracks and instruments including guitar, cittern, dulcimer, bass, drums, eagle bone whistle and of course, Youngblood's exquisite multi-chamber Native flutes. Both meditative and playful, this recording is a true celebration of the heart. Dedicated to three Americans who worked with the U'wa people of the rain forest, this recording is named Heart of the World, the name the U'wa people have given their native lands in South America. A portion of the proceeds from this release will benefit the U'wa people and their fight against the global oil companies who are threatening their lands.

Heart of the World has been named BEST NATIVE AMERICAN RECORDING by The Association For Independent Music (Indie Award) and New Age Voice (NAV Award). This release has also garnered the NAMMY Award for BEST NEW AGE RECORDING at the 2000 Native American Music Awards.

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The Offering (SD 917)
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This is Mary Youngblood’s debut recording which earned her “Flutist of the Year” from the Native American Music Awards and propelled her to winning two Grammy Awards.

The Offering
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“The Offering” is a traditional solo flute release which features all original compositions recorded live in the natural acoustic space of the underground Moaning Caverns of California. Youngblood performs on a variety of flutes, crafted from various types of wood and in different keys, giving each flute song its own unique sound.

“We listen in awe as the music flows forth, resonating throughout the cavern. Besides Mary’s flute and breath, the only sound heard on this recording are the natural sounds of the cavern, which add just enough presence to let yourself imagine being there.”

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Silver Wave Records is excited to announce that Mary Youngblood has won her second Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album. Her latest recording Dance With The Wind was honored with the prestigious award on February 11, 2007 in Los Angeles.

Mary Youngblood just keeps getting better and her second Grammy winning record is certainly a joy to behold. Dance With The Wind features her stellar flute playing, signature song writing, creative arrangements, and unique instrumentation which all combine to make a superb recording. Youngblood has always had the talent to stand out above the crowd, and with this honor she stakes her claim as a top star of Native American music.

Mary Youngblood portraitMary Youngblood's recording career began with Silver Wave Records in 1998. We first showcased her talent on The Offering a solo flute project that quickly earned her a large base of fans and an award for Flutist of the Year from the Native American Music Awards. Her second release Heart of the World won no fewer than six awards in the year 2000.  Youngblood's first Grammy Award came in 2003 for Beneath The Raven Moon, a collection of finely crafted songs which has become Silver Wave's best selling recording of the last 3 years. Then came Feed the Fire which earned another Grammy nomination in 2005.

The Native American Music category was established by the Recording Academy in 2001.  Mary Youngblood is the only artist to win the category two times.  Silver Wave is the only label with three winning recordings in the category.  The release Sacred Ground by various artists including Joanne Shehandoah, Robert Mirabal, and others won the award in 2006.
On all her records Youngblood performs on a variety of Native American flutes including multi-chamber flutes, which allow two or more notes to be played simultaneously. Each flute is in a different key and hand crafted from various types of wood, giving each one its own unique sound. Youngblood is a contemporary artist who, along with producer Tom Wasinger, frames her original flute melodies in a variety of styles including pop, blues, and classical.  She is also a compelling singer songwriter, penning lyrics to a few of her pieces and delivering them in fine voice. In this way she breaks out of the Native American niche into broader genres such as folk and world music.  But she still maintains the essence of a traditional artist.  As she said in a recent interview: "Creator has given me this great gift, and I will use that gift to honor Creator and my people... and that's traditional."


Please contact Mary Youngblood directly at sheflute@comcast.net for booking information, questions and comments.