John Huling Biography

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Since 1983 John Huling has been creating masterfully crafted instrumental music with Native American flute, Pan Flute and the real live sounds of nature as well as many other instruments under the Novox Music label. John Huling's Native American flute music is always original, innovative and beautifully inspiring. Never a copy. Some of the best selling Native American Flute albums ever are from his Musical Visions of the Southwest Series. They include Spiritlands, Ancient Canyons, originally titled Return to Spiritlands, Mesa Sunrise, Canyon Spirit, Ancestral Waters, Under Desert Skies , Plateau of Dreams and numerous others. Huling's music has remained in the top ten bestsellers list for more than 25 years!

John Huling received his nearly 50 plus years of musical background from the early age of 4 years old. Starting with percussion, Native American flute and guitar. Huling's formal education ranges from Psychology, History, Oceanography, and Pre-medical academics to 16 years as a successful internationally renowned commercial photographer. Huling's photographic work has been published world wide in the Smithsonian Archives for Historic Preservation, Architectural Digest, Harpers Bazaar, Architectural Record, Smithsonian and numerous other publications.

John Huling has lived in and around Indian reservations for most of his life. Having traced his family heritage back for nearly 400 years in North America Huling's background includes a mix of English, French, Iroquois, Narragansett, Mohawk, Scotch, Welsh and German. John Huling's daughter is a mix of Blackfoot and Cherokee Native American Indian.

John Huling performs numerous concerts nationwide with close friend Alph Secakaku pictured below, who is world famous in his own right. Alph is from the Hopi Indian tribe of northern Arizona. Alph's brother Ferrell Secakaku was the leader (Chief) of the Hopi tribe for many years before his passing a few years ago in July. He will be missed. Watch New Native Flute Music Video featuring John Huling

Alph Secakuku Hopi Elder

The Native American Flute concerts are always inclusive and respectful of all and begin with opening "Hopi styled" song. John believes, as does his friend Alph Secakaku, (pictured at left) that we are all more similar to each other and that race has little to do with individual character. "We prefer to let the music speak for itself and bring people together in spirit." says Huling.

Heralded as being one of the originators of the 'Native American influenced' sound since the mid 80's, the multi-instrumentalist John Huling uses self-recorded nature sounds and plays a variety of acoustic instruments including piano, pan flutes, 'alternately tuned' guitars (learned from his friend Will Ackerman), a plethora of exotic drums and of course his emotionally expressive Native American flutes. One of Huling's strongest musical strengths is in his melodies. They are always original and memorable. They have a story to tell.

Ansel Adams

Television networks such as ABC, BBC, CBS, NBC, PBS, The Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, the Olympics and The Travel Channel all have used Huling's music with many of their documentaries concerning the environment as well as Native American subjects.

"Having had close friends like photographer Ansel Adams (pictured left) really helped my photography. "It was Ansel who got me interested in music again!" exclaims Huling.  "In the mid to late 70's Ansel and I did more piano playing together than taking pictures. Although we "talked photography", I really learned a lot from him about composition, especially as applied to not just photography but music as well." I will always remeber going on a photo outing with Ansel. We took more notes about the "quality of the light" than actually taking pictures or "making a photograph" as he would say.

Long before Native American flute music had become popular, John Huling was following his heart and crafting his musical compositions. With a melodic blend of his ancient wooden flutes, contemporary as well as world instruments and his own nature recordings Huling weaves a tapestry of truly heart felt, melodic and inspired... always original music. John Huling 's music is one of the most copied and emulated styles of music in it's genre today. Huling is one of the few "true original" Native Flute players.

A professional full time Artist, Composer and Producer since 1983 John Huling's music has received worldwide accolades from the Juilliard School of Music, noted performers from Carnegie Hall and numerous other highly respected institutions of Music. Huling's music is heard and sold in countries worldwide including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Germany, Holland, South America, Japan and dozens of other countries too numerous to list. John Huling has sold more than 1.5 million albums (equivalent to 3 Gold Records) and been heard by more than 100 million people worldwide. New CD North Star Meditations.

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North Star Meditations | Plateau of Dreams | Winter Solstice 
 Southwest Passages | Sleeping Desert | Canyon Light | Under Desert Skies | Ancestral Waters 
 Return to Spiritlands | Spiritlands | Ancient Canyons | Mesa Sunrise | In the Land of Dreams
Canyon Spirit | Desert Plateaus | Lost Oceans | Jelly Music
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