Traditional Cherokee Music by Tommy Wildcat
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Tommy Wildcat



 


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A young full-blood who has through great talent and efforts gained international fame for his traditional flute music is my good friend and Cherokee brother, Tommy Wildcat of Park Hill, Oklahoma. Tommy has appeared in numerous television specials and movies including: The Discovery Channel's Native American Series, "How the West was Lost"(The Trail of Tears); Schlegendger's production of The Cherokee People; Greystone's The Trail of Tears; AETN's The Cherokee People; TNT World Premiere of Tecumseh, The Last Warrior; and special credits in Lee Johnson's The Trail of Tears, A World Symphony Orchestra Platinum Entertainment Records, and Tom Richard's The Real Outdoors on The Nashville Network.

Producer, coordinator, historical lecturer, artist and flute maker by profession.


Tommy Wildcat

Tommy has culturally promoted Native American awareness since 1988. He completed two overseas tours to the 1995 and 1997 Stockholm Water festival, performs yearly at pow wows in Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, and regularly travels extensively across mainland America each year performing at cultural festivals, pow wows, historic museum sites and colleges as a featured artist. Tommy Wildcat's performances and positive messages about Cherokee culture are financed in large by the sales of his wonderful solo flute recordings. They are demonstrated here for your perusal and highly recommended as a means of further cultural enlightenment and enjoyment.

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Actual River Cane Flute: When the earliest Europeans came across the Cherokee people living in the Great Smoky Mountains, it is said that flute players came out  of the Cherokee villages to meet them playing harmonic tunes to soothe their ears. Today, Tommy Wildcat continues this tradition using the same type of flutes used by the ancients. Each flute is personally handmade by Tommy using river cane (bamboo) gathered by his family along the Illinois River in his native Oklahoma.
 

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The Fire People - Performed with a flute made by Hawk Littlejohn from a lightning-struck Poplar tree. Soothing melodies; a trance of comfort and healing gives the beauty of Indian America.
(Cassette or CD)


Cherokee Flute - A Warrior's Spirit: This recording features traditional Cherokee river cane flute music accompanied by the ancient water drum in honor of Cherokee clan mothers .
(Cassette or CD)



Cherokee Flute -  Flames of Fire: Songs of comfort and healing using a wormy Chestnut flute accompanied by the natural sounds of night crickets. Dedicated in honor of Cherokee elders.
(Cassette or CD)


Pow Wow Flutes - Honoring two great war chiefs, Dragging Canoe (Cherokee) and Tecumseh (Shawnee), Tommy and his friend, LittleDeer Big Mountain produced this beautiful 2-album CD. Disc A is Tommy's soothing native flute; Disc B is LittleDeer Big Mountain's songs of the drum and narrative of pow wow dance regalia and songs.
(Cassette or 2 CD set)

Art by Gerry Crist • click to see larger.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TOMMY

The Native American Music Awards, awarded Tommy Wildcat as The Flutist of the Year! No one has a better heart and no one has ever worked harder to earn this prestigious award. Congratulations to him and thanks to all who helped make this possible. I am very, very proud of him as I know all who know this personable "Little Brother" of mine will be.

Tony Mack McClure

Above cassette tapes are $12 each;
CD's and River Cane flutes are $17 each, • Double CD's are $22.00.
shipping included.
 

Order directly from the following address. Performance engagements by Tommy can also be made by contacting:

Tommy Wildcat
P.O. Box 1418 Tahlequah, OK 74465 918-457-3409

Produced by Tommy Wildcat's A.W.P. Records
 

tommywildcat@hotmail.com

Dept. CPWS
 

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