The White Owl Duo has been named Fall Artists-in-Residence for Crater Lake National Park. Husband and wife Laura Lee Perkins and Kenneth Green of Stockton Springs research, document and record authentic Native American music. As the White Owl Duo, they present Learn to Play the Native American Flute classes and educational family-oriented concerts throughout the United States. Their recordings have been described as powerfully drawing down while leading listeners back to the source of their own creation.

Perkins is a former flute professor at Bates and Bowdoin colleges and author of the acclaimed “Native American Flute Tutor Book” and CD, “Earth Mother Flute Songs.” Her most recent book, “55 Authentic Native American Songs,” will be released by Canyon Records this fall. Green is known throughout the world for his amazing woodworking and instrument making skills. His flutes are sold in many countries and in museum gift shops throughout North America. White Owl flutes have impeccable pitch, beautiful hand-carved fetishes, a patina that is enhanced with age and a purity of tone quality that is unrivaled among flute makers.

The White Owl Duo have recorded five albums: “Flute Tutor,” enclosed in the :Flute Tutor Book”; “First Light,” a collection of 19 tunes from the Eastern woodlands; “Heartbeat,” 15 tracks of varied rhythmical accompaniments played on authentic Native American percussion instruments’ “Sounds of Feelings,” Perkin’s original melodies for meditation/healing recorded on the alto flute; and “Bearing Witness,” Chippewa/Ojibwe tunes and original melodies that emerged from the Great Lakes area.

The White Owl Duo was a 2003 Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) finalist for the Best Traditional Recording and have been chosen as Artists-in-Residence for the United States National Park Service four times. The duo have been the recipient of seven grant awards for their tireless work researching, documenting and recording authentic Native American tunes. They perform throughout the Southwest during the winter months and will be teaching for four weeks at Rio Salado College in the Phoenix Valley in November; and in California during January.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.