Since 1983 John Huling has been creating masterfully crafted instrumental music with Native American flute. Pan Flute and nature as well as 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 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 and numerous others.
Huling's music has remained in the top ten bestsellers list for more than 16 years!
John Huling received his nearly 50 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 commercial photographer. Huling's photographic work has been published 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.
The concerts are always inclusive and respectful of all and begin with opening "Hopi styled" song. John believes as does his friend Alph Secakaku 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.
"Having had close friends like photographer Ansel Adams really helped my photography but it was Ansel who got me interested in music again!" exclaims Huling. "Ansel and I did more piano playing together than taking pictures. I really learned a lot from him about composition, especially as applied to music."
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.
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.
Long before Native American flute music became popular, John Huling was following his heart and crafting his musical compositions. With a melodic blend of his ancient wooden flutes, contemporary and world instruments and 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.
A professional full time Composer and Producer since 1983 John Huling's music has received worldwide accolades. 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.