Scott August in Ashland

Fans of earthy American Indian flute music by artists R. Carlos Nakai or Douglas Spotted Eagle can add Scott August to their list of favorites, according to a review by Music Design.

August plays fipple-style wood flutes as well as Anasazi rim-blown flutes and layers his compositions with guitars, keyboards and percussion to move from world fusion to airy soundscapes.

August will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Unitarian Fellowship, 87 Fourth St., Ashland.

August's music has received air play on NPR and satellite radio stations such as Sirius and XM. His DVD, "Ancient Light," has aired on several PBS affiliate networks.

His various recordings have earned a Native American Music Award, an Indian Summer Music Award and a New Age Reporter Life Style Music Award for best Native new-age recording.

"Radiant Sky," August's fifth recording, was released this year. "Radiant Sky" features compositions for indigenous flutes (including Anasazi and Mojave), pianos, electric and acoustic guitars and world instruments such as oud, charango, tabla, udu, kalimba, gamelan, zampoña and darbuka — all performed by August.

August will offer an intermediate flute workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Fellowship. Cost is $40. Call 541-535-3562 to register.

Advance tickets to the concert cost $18 and are available at Music Coop, online at or by calling 541-535-3562. Tickets will cost $20 at the door, $10 for ages 12 through 17. Those ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

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