Photo Courtesy of Georgia L. Harris Photography
- May 8, 2014 - ABINGDON, Va. --
From 11:30am to 12:30pm, "Windtalker,"
who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with his wife in 2006, performs his haunting style of contemporary Native American-style flute music, which he describes as "Native SoundScapes."
The blending of Native American-style flute with lush orchestration and Native percussion weaves a musical tapestry perfectly suited for a celebration of the wilderness and the Appalachian Trail. "Windtalker"
will be performing compositions from his CDs, "Native SoundScapes,"
and "Canyon Whispers." Each song melodically captures the breathtaking beauty of the Appalachian Mountains as well as musically honoring Native cultures and their eternal influence on this land.
Against a backdrop of dramatic photos of the incomparable beauty found along the Appalachian Trail taken by his wife, Georgia Harris, “Windtalker's”
beautiful and creative compositions serve as a captivating soundtrack, taking the audience on a soothing, sometimes playful, and always entertaining journey through the grandeur of the world’s most iconic trail.
Audiences throughout Maryland and Virginia acclaim Windtalker’s show as mesmerizing, breathtaking, moving, hauntingly beautiful, profound, soothing, entertaining, educational, heartfelt, captivating, enchanting, vibrant, relaxing, exotic, and a performance that must be seen and heard.
For years, "Windtalker"
has been bringing this special brand of music to festivals, state and national parks, coffee houses, wineries, schools, churches, private parties and other intimate venues. He was also the guest performer for a moonlight tour held by the National Park Service at New Mexico's Pueblo Bonito ruins at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park. His music is available on Pandora and can be heard on Live 365 internet radio stations, “Dreamcatcher” http://www.live365.com/stations/vinylbytes60
and “Moods of the Moon” http://www.live365.com/stations/moonshea2u
For more information and directions to the Appalachian Trail’s largest and longest running festival, visit http://traildays.us