Michael Searching Bear | Voice From Within

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Voice From Within

by Michael Searching Bear

Contemplative, reflective, original and visionary Native American flute songs with nature sounds as well as musical effects; some are gentle accompanied by guitar and vocals.
Genre: World: Native American
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1. Pensive Thunder Michael Searching Bear
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2. The Gathering Michael Searching Bear
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3. Ka-na-s-da-tsi Michael Searching Bear
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4. Cascade Michael Searching Bear
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5. Mourning Dove Michael Searching Bear
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6. Barking Bird Michael Searching Bear
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7. O-si-gwu Michael Searching Bear
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8. Bring to me Michael Searching Bear
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9. In the Circle Michael Searching Bear
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10. Ma-ha-da Windwalker
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11. Bloodwood Michael Searching Bear
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12. Night of the Sun Michael Searching Bear
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13. 4 Sonny Michael Searching Bear
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14. Sparkling Lament Michael Searching Bear
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15. Trail of Tears Windwalker
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16. Where were you? Michael Searching Bear
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17. A-hi-e Michael Searching Bear
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18. To-hi-du Michael Searching Bear
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Just Plain Folks Music Awards WINNER for ALBUM OF THE YEAR - 2006 & nominated song of the year for The Gathering. (Native American genre catagory)
Description: You have known Michael Searching Bear for his wonderful hand-crafted Searching Bear Flutes in the past. Now enjoy the wonderful tones of his flutes and musical background with his new CD release, "Voice From Within".
"Voice From Within" has a variety of emotions which will take you on your wonderful journey within. 18 songs fill this release which is instrumented with solo flute and an array of percussion and natural sounds.

The solo voice of Windwalker, Michael's sister, is a special highlight celebrating the beauty of the Cherokee language. All original recordings went into this journey which was mainly written and inspired by the Cherokee Trail of Tears journey in the 1830's. As Michael put it, "I was in mourning when I conceived this music. It is truly a journey from track 1 to track 17. See if you can feel it and come join in the journey." The final track is a duet with Windwalker and Michael which was captured in it's entirety with a fire being the atmosphere. " I wanted to capture the purity of the instrument," states Bill Hartzell, recording engineer for the project.

Artist biography: Michael Searching Bear Smallridge is the owner/craftsman of Searching Bear Flutes. Michael is an accomplished musician who's love for music and search for his native heritage led him to the Native American Wood Flute. With over 34 years of experience as both a performance and studio musician, as a drummer and percussionist, Michael developed his talents and perfected his gift for mastering intricate rhythms. He later mastered the electric, acoustic and classical guitars and desired to incorporate as many different types of instruments as possible into his recording compositions - especially Native instruments.

Michael began incorporating the flute into his music in 1996. Of Cherokee and Powhatan descent, Michael desires to keep the craft alive and pass on the traditions of the flute. Nearly a lost art, the Native American Wood Flute is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The haunting melodies and soothing tones have found a wide and accepting audience in today's hectic society. As a musician, Michael takes special care to ensure that each flute he makes possesses quality in tone and key. Michael's passion and interest has always been in the music arena. He is indeed a perfectionist and feels it lends well to this craft.


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tammy

excellant,sends you up and flying
What a inspiring CD. This CD transports me to another time and place.It touches my heart and soul.

Karen

Beautiful Music,wonderful Crasftsman
I have spoken with serching Bear Myself, and he is a true insperation!His Music is food for the Soul

Eric Rodriguez

Going back to the original Native style. Fantastic work!
Compared to other artists, this is the most Native sounding. Going back to the original Native style. Fantastic work!

Kenneth Leonard, recording producer, (History Channel)

Gorgeous! Very well done. The flutes sound stunning.
Absolutely beautiful! Very soothing yet VERY interesting melodies and subtle rythms. Gorgeous! Very well done. The flutes sound stunning.

Samantha

If this isn't your type of music, but it anyway! Must have!!!
This cd was given to me by a friend, otherwise I never would have listened to it, but it is excellent! I'm not that familiar w/the native instruments, but the way Mike plays them, just makes you want to listen to hear the next song! I just love the natural sound of these instruments, he sounds like he's played for years!
Great job!!