The increased interest in Native American music is no doubt being fueled by such talented newcomers as Nicole (real name: Nicole LaRoche), who makes her debut with this beautiful collection.

The increased interest in Native American music is no doubt being fueled by such talented newcomers as Nicole (real name: Nicole LaRoche), who makes her debut with this beautiful collection. Fans of Native American music are already familiar with Nicole's work as the flutist for the group Brulé. This intriguing instrumental release showcases Nicole's skills on the flute in settings from the hauntingly beautiful "Beyond the Trail of Tears" to the fiery "Rez Road." All songs were composed and produced by acclaimed Native American artist Paul LaRoche (Nicole's father), and her cohorts in Brulé lend their talents to the project. Among the best cuts are "Ghost Drive," "Ancestor's Cry," and "One Spirit." This is an album of broad appeal, with the potential for drawing fans of both Native American and new age music, as well as anyone who enjoys the beauty of a flute married to a great song. Contact: 505-268-6110.—DEP

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