Perry Silverbird

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The son of Native American musician and actor J. Reuben Silverbird, Perry Silverbird has established his own reputation as a world-class flutist. His solo album, The Blessing Day, was recorded during…
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The son of Native American musician and actor J. Reuben Silverbird, Perry Silverbird has established his own reputation as a world-class flutist. His solo album, The Blessing Day, was recorded during a 1991 performance at the Navajo land's most sacred mountain, Canyon De Chelly. Born in Fresno, CA, Silverbird was only a few days old when he joined his parents on a national tour. By the age of seven, he had begun singing with his older brothers. Moving to the East Coast with his family, he began studying drums and flute. He continued to perform with his brothers, one of whom played piano, and the other, guitar. They appeared on the television special, In Concert With Connie Stevens. Together with the full family, Silverbird appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Although he studied music formally at Fairley Dickenson College, Silverbird remains committed to an improvisational style that he calls "Free Spirit Music."