Charles Littleleaf, born in Warm Springs, Oregon is a Native American flute player, traditional Native American flute maker and artist. As an enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Littleleaf is also an Honorary Member of the Pagan Blackfeet Band Reserve in Brocket, Alberta, Canada, and son of the late Chief Jack Littleleaf. With many awards achieved as a recording artist, Littleleaf is also a Native American Music Awards Nominee and a world-renown artist in flute-making, whose concert instruments are highly regarded around the world.
Utilizing the gifts of Mother Earth as his inspiration along with his native heritage, Littleleaf's traditional style of Native American flute playing embarks on the simplicity of life and cultural traditions, often described as meditative and soulful. His melodies are some of the most spiritually awakening songs you will have the opportunity to hear, many of which are shared on his current Native American flute CD, Ancient Reflections. His rendition of Trail of Tears/Amazing Grace is heartfelt and beautiful, a rendition that has been embraced worldwide. Littleleaf embodies a spiritual journey of peace and goodwill for all humankind, a musical path he has pursued for nearly two decades. He brings with him a lifetime of ancestral traditions from his American Indian way of life. Littleleaf's Native American flute musical renditions are melodies of art - great works of literary verse. Many say his music is a medicine that will capture your spirit and heal what ails your soul. He unveils a personal side of himself that few dare to expose. You will identify with his vision while listening to Littleleafs footsteps from the path of his ancestors. As you listen to the sounds of the Native American flute, you will find yourself transported to a time when life was pure and simple. Littleleaf's music is a testament to his ancestors that touches the very core of our soul.
When listening to the sounds that Littleleaf delivers through the Native American flute, you will find that he is in complete harmony with the healing vibrations of Mother Earth that are derived from memories of life growing up on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation of Oregon and from the abundance of nature that has always surrounded him. From these experiences emerge his traditional style of heartfelt music for all the world to enjoy. Littleleaf plays with a natural rhythm, full of emotion and with great sensitivity, transcendent beyond words, and offers this experience to the listener, combining the enchanting sounds of his musical instruments with the solitude of earth, sky and the gifts of nature.
Native American flute music, taking us on a special journey to a peaceful place, a simple place, to a meditative place that can heal the spirit.