Gareth Laffely, a gifted 17-year-old Native American flute sensation, multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter and producer, will take the stage on Friday night, June 12, at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

Doors will open 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $10, $6 for children younger than 16 and $25 for a family. Native American flutes crafted by local artisan Tony Francis will be on display in the gallery during the performance, and a reception will be held after the all-ages show.

Laffely has enjoyed a tremendous run since the release of his debut album, "The Journey," in 2013. A 2014 Native American Music Association Rising Star Award recipient, two-time NAMMY Award nominee and four-time Indian Summer Music Award nominee, Laffely has been capturing fan excitement with his music and live performances across the United States and Canada. Several on-air radio appearances, including a masterful performance on “Music City Roots” in Nashville, have only helped to solidify his popularity.

Laffely, of Gallatin, Tenn., is Mi'kmaq/Cree descent whose parents and grandparents hail from Maine. He is completely self-taught on the Native American flute and combines rock, pop and world music into a revolutionary style all his own. His musical vision combines the spiritual and healing influences of the Native American flute with the edge of Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

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Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or