Flute

John Grant, Jr.

Cherokee musician

Cherokee, NC (Qualla Boundary)

John Grant, Jr., comes from a family of accomplished traditional artists. His own interest in Native American music began when he was a young teenager, and heard a drum group from Lamedeer, Montana. As he told the Knoxville News Sentinel, "The power and beauty of it made me want to do it for the rest of my life."

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Ernie Lossiah

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Bill Crowe

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R. Eddie Bushyhead

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Ernie Lossiah

Cherokee flute maker, musician, artist

Cherokee, NC (Qualla Boundary)

Ernie Lossiah makes and plays the traditional Cherokee flute. He also carves wood and stone, and he is an artist who works in pencil and in pen and ink.

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Bill Crowe

Cherokee woodcarver and musician

Cherokee, NC (Qualla Boundary)

Bill Crowe comes from a family of talented, traditional carvers. He carves masks and other traditional pieces, makes and drums, and can talk about Cherokee history. He also plays the traditional flute, and is willing to perform at weddings and other events.

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R. Eddie Bushyhead

Cherokee flutemaker, musician, language specialist

Cherokee, NC (Qualla Boundary)

Eddie Bushyhead is a musician who makes and plays the rivercane flute, a traditional instrument among the Cherokee. He entertains large and small audiences of all ages with traditional flute music and contemporary "Rez Music". Eddie Bushyhead can also speak about the Cherokee language and about language preservation efforts in the Cherokee community.

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