‘My soul connected’: Pipers’ Podcast, ep. 1

 

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Travoi Two Bears Tuttle plays the flute he made from a PVC pipe at his home in central Wisconsin in late January 2016.

I am beyond delighted to finally share this post with you.

This podcast has been on my mind for well over a year, when I met the facinating and kind Travoi Two Bears Tuttle at a library in central Wisconsin in fall 2014. He plays a load of instruments and has a range of other talents as well (including animal handling and martial arts).

Here’s how he talks about his first Native American flute:

“My soul connected with the way it sounded. Steve played this yellow cedar flute and, man, it was like wind,” Tuttle said.

After I met Travoi I wrote a profile of him for Daily Herald Media (in Wausau).

Here it is: Creole-Navajo Texan forges bond with WI Hmong

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Travoi Two Bears Tuttle plays the flute he made from a PVC pipe at his home in central Wisconsin in late January 2016.

Then, in early 2015 I recorded a two hour conversation, in which he demoed three Native American flutes.

He played a black bamboo, yellow cedar and homemade PVC-pipe flutes and talked about his spiritual connection. I whittled that down to this 12 minute podcast and may revisit the rest for a future podcast.

Without further delay, here’s my first Pipers’ Podcast, featuring Travoi Two Bears Tuttle.

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