Native American flautist who blends the traditions and music of his heritage with the styles of other cultures.
He played in the Armed Forces Band while enlisted in the US Navy.
His albums Earth Spirit and Canyon Trilogy are notably the only Native American albums to be certified Gold by the RIAA. Canyon Trilogy then became certified Platinum.
He is of Navajo/Ute heritage.
His music was featured in the 2005 film The New World, which was directed by Terrence Malick.