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
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.