There's something about the sound of a Native American flute that can be absolutely enchanting—and in the hands of a master like Mary Youngblood, the sound ably soothes tired bodies and souls.

There's something about the sound of a Native American flute that can be absolutely enchanting—and in the hands of a master like Mary Youngblood, the sound ably soothes tired bodies and souls. Youngblood, equal parts Aleut (Alaskan) and Seminole (Floridian), is one of the Native American community's most respected artists. She's won numerous Native American Music Awards, including flutist of the year and best female artist. On this engaging collection, Youngblood—who for the first time uses her vocals to enhance the overall experience—beautifully demonstrates the talent that earned her those accolades. Produced by Youngblood and Tom Wasinger, the collection is crisp and clean, with the artist's beautiful flute soaring above minimal input from guitar, drums, and other instruments. Among the highlights are "Within My Heart," "Above the Mother Earth," and "Laugh With Me."—DEP

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