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2011 Musical Retreats

April through October


   

 

 

 

See where Mary will be this year!  Go to the "Events" page

 

 

Mary "First Lady of the Flute":

 

Two-Time GRAMMY Winner and EMMY Nominee Mary Youngblood,  is the first Native American woman to have received a Grammy Award for "Best Native American Music Album" and the first Native American person to have won two Grammy's which makes Mary one of the premiere Native American musicians in the country. Winner of numerous awards, Mary garnered the 2002 Grammy for Beneath the Raven Moon and the 2006 Grammy for Dance with the Wind

When Mary performs, it takes only a moment to acknowledge the profound spirituality of the sacred Native American flute and its historical courtship and wooing attributes.  Her haunting music is much more than a song...  it's liquid poetry, a prayer.  Mary takes little credit for the intense emotions people feel when they listen to her music.

Professional Awards and Nominations

  • New ~ 2008 "Sacred Place": A Mary Youngblood Collection ...With rich vibrato and notes that melt into your heart, Mary Youngblood takes the artistry of Native American flute music to its highest level. Her song writing brings forth some of the sweetest original melodies ever performed on this instrument, and the collection herein showcases the most sublime.
  • 2007: Spirit of Sacajawea Nominated for an EMMY in the following categories;
    • Mary Youngblood and Jim Brock, nominated for "The Musical Score",
    • Emmy Award winning Producers Beverly Penninger, Alyson Young
      Mary Youngblood 2008
  • 2006: Grammy Award ~ "Dance with the Wind", Best Native American Recording
  • 2005: Grammy Nominee ~ "Feed The Fire", Best Native American Recording
  • 2004: Native American Music Awards
  • 2002: Grammy Award ~ "Beneath the Raven Moon ", Best Native American Recording

  • Additional Awards:
  • 2001: Nammy's
    • Flutist of the Year
    • Best Female Artist
    • Best Compilation for "Wolves"
    • Best New Age Recording for "Heart of the World"
  • 2000: Heart of The World, won many top awards:
    • Best Native American Recording ~ from both AFIM and NAV Radio Awards
    • Best new Age Recording from both Amazon.com and Native American Music Awards
    • INDIE awards 2000, (The Association for Independent Music)
  • 1999:  The Offering, Flutist of the Year, NAMMY 1999

Projects

  • Spirit of Sacajawea:  This film is narrated by Tantoo Cardinal, with the original musical score by Mary Youngblood and Jim Brock.  "The Spirit of Sacajawea" is an independent film by Naka Productions. Sacajawea, the only woman and the only Indian to travel with the Lewis and Clark expedition,  is one of the most revered women in American history, yet her story has been romanticized and, often, misinterpreted by non-natives. 
  • Aleut Story: Includes powerful performances by Emmy-winner Martin Sheen and Grammy-winner Mary Youngblood and the voice talent of John O'Hurley and the late Jay Hammond, former governor of Alaska.
  • Into The West:  "Into the West (2005)" was a made for television mini-series that aired on TNT (DreamWorks Television) for six weeks. Each episode was two hours in length. This epic film takes place in the 1800's emerging Western Territories. 
    "Grandmother's Last Sunset" by Mary Youngblood.
  • CD Compilations