Native American Music Award winning Sacred Dreams, August‘s second release, is a soothing journey of haunting Native American flute solos, featuring plains flutes, woodland flutes and the deep resonant tones of the Native Bass flute and clay flutes from ancient Mexico. Added to this captivating mix are gentle drums, soft native vocals and the natural sounds of the Southwest. A quiet canyon. A turquoise sky, An abandonded Pueblo. Thunder echoing off sandstone cliffs. Voice of the Wind magazine wrote “August captures the Southwest perfectly.”
Scott August burst onto the Native American inspired New Age music scene in 2001 with his ground breaking recording Distant Spirits. Combining Native American flutes with guitar and piano, along with native and world percussion, Distant Spirits redefined the genre with its timeless soundscapes and soothing textures, and was a nominee for a Native American Music Award.
On his newest release, New Fire, August returns to the innovative style of his first recording but with more energy and spirit. With its catchy melodies, driving rhythms and exotic, yet familiar instruments, New Fire has quickly become one of the best selling Native American-Southwest inspired New Age music titles. Soaring Native American flute melodies accompanied by guitars, pianos, Aztec drums, African kalimbas, Indonesian gamelans, Australian didgeridoos and haunting Mayan double flutes are mixed together for form a rich fabric of sound.
Likened to the music of R.C. Nakai, John Huling, Douglas Spotted Eagle and Mary Young Blood, August's music has been featured on the nationally syndicated NPR radio shows “Hearts of Space” and “Echoes”. New Age Retailer magazine called his music “gorgeous... August [is] a superbly gifted multi-instrumentalist, [his music is] an excellent accompaniment for meditation or yoga, and it is transporting music for simple relaxation and quiet listening.”
August continues to push the boundaries of Native American flute music with his unique, unmistakable, and acclaimed best selling style.