Joanne is an accomplished flute player and the new recording encompasses 12 tracks. This is the first one I have heard and it was recommended by the artist. It was a fine choice.
"Path of the Departed Souls" is a beautiful and haunting piece. It makes you feel like you are really walking down a long path somewhere in the mountains above the clouds where spirits wander and memories of life abound. Let the flute be your Shaman and go deep inside yourself to find answers to questions you may have.
I loved the track and felt it was soothing with a certain mystical flair that captured my attention and imagination. Give it a good listen and let it transport you to another place.
Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
More About Joanne:
Bios can be long and look impressive, but I’m assuming you’re here because you’d like to know something about me...
I started taking flute lessons in public school, when I was 10 years old. No one else in my family was a musician, although I heard rumors that there was a famous gypsy violinist on my maternal grandfather's side.
My high-school band director, Lee Harrington, was incredibly influential and supportive of me, both as a musician and a person - he's the main reason I continued on to play the flute for the rest of my life.
While I took to classical flute very quickly, I soon became interested in world flutes, too. People would constantly bring me any wooden, bamboo or ceramic flute that they had found while traveling, and hand it to me - "Look - I found a flute for you!". I was also very interested in Native American art and culture, and taught myself beadwork and leather-tooling. I had never seen (or heard) a Native American flute until I spotted one hanging on a wall in a gift shop in Boulder, Colorado, in the early 1990s, while on a road trip across the USA. As soon as a played a few notes on it, I was completely hooked. Soon after, I heard (and bought) Carlos Nakai's album "Canyon Trilogy", which inspired me to become a much better NAF player. At that point, I developed a real appreciation for "simple" world flutes and the skill it takes to play each one really well.
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