GARY STROUTSOS' live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music and time-honored stories evoke the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 35-year career. Gary's mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment.

Each of Gary's engaging and unique solo performances is distinct, drawn from the inspiration of the space and the audience. Gary's evocative musical style and use of humor transcends human differences in age and culture, connecting audiences in a shared contemplative space that transport them to a spirit of place

 

New Projects

Night Chants

A new album, released by UK Label, Arc Music

Pure, haunting American Indian flute music (solo or with occasional percussion) that touches the soul. Music, played on a variety of Dakota, Hopi, Navajo… flutes, expressing joy, sorrow, love and belief. The legacy of ancient traditions of sacred and secular music, that have been passed down through generations of families and communities.

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Motumbo

A new collaborative record with Cuban master musicians Lazaro Galarraga y Danilo Lozano that explores Afro-Cuban and Native American manifestations of spirituality.

Click below to listen or purchase the album on iTunes. Physical copies will soon be available for sale in the store.

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Ongtupqa: Hopi Music and Cultural Connections to Grand Canyon

Gary Stroutsos is currently working with renowned Hopi singer Clark Tenakhongva to produce a CD and DVD featuring ancient music recorded inside the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park. Scheduled for release in Spring of 2018, this recording will be the very first of its kind — featuring the oldest sounds of the Southwest in a culturally and spiritually significant location. Available on PBS for a limited time.

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Testimonials

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
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
 

Upcoming Performances

 

Recent Press

Arizona Public Media Spotlight - April 6, 2018

"The Gift of Song" - Gary Stroutsos

NPR Story - WMUK Kalamazoo, MI, November 2017