“In his lifetime, Gary has played music from many cultures. His integrity, humanity and humor have opened doors into personal and private worlds. The gift of songs and relationships with people from around the world has enriched Gary’s life. These are gifts that Gary honors and remembers.” 
-Julie Cajune, Salish Montana educator

"I cannot imagine trying to come to terms with the history of this complicated country I have chosen to make my life's work without Gary's exquisite mastery and understanding of its many varied musical traditions.  We don't leave home without him."  
- Ken Burns, Florentine Films

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Stories by the River


New Album Release: Old Songs, 2016

"Old Songs reflects a commitment I made back in 1996 when I first went to the Northern Plains of Dakota to study and record the songs of the American Indian. In 2015, I wanted to re-record my favorite melodies, which you hear on this recording. Many thanks go out to traditional American Indian flute makers Paul Thompson ~ Navajo and Bryan Akipa ~ Dakota. Without their flutes I could not have made this recording."
- Gary Stroutsos, 2016