Billboard Top-10 New Age Music Charting Native American Flute Virtuoso Gareth Laffely Kicks-Off 2016 World Flute Society Convention Afternoon Concert Series
Nashville, TN (July 26th, 2016) -- Billboard Top-10 New Age Music Charting Native American flute virtuoso, Gareth Laffely, is set to kick-off the 2016 World Flute Society Convention afternoon concert series with a spirited performance at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire on Thursday, July 28th at 3:00pm. The NAMMY Rising Star Award recipient, and NAMMY and ISMA multi-award nominee is of Mi'kmaq/Cree descent whose revolutionary style of playing combines pop, rock and the ancient music of the Native American flute. Gareth is the youngest performer to reach #2 on the Billboard New Age Music Charts with his "Sky Before a Storm" release which charted in February of 2016. Gareth's music has also been featured on NPR's 'Hearts of Space', as well as Music Choice Network's 'Soundscapes'.
Gareth enlisted two-time GRAMMY Award nominated hit songwriter and Dove Award winning producer Robert White Johnson (Celine Dion, Larnelle Harris, the Beach Boys, Edyta, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, .38 Special) to produce his highly acclaimed debut album entitled, "The Journey", his follow-up, "Sky Before A Storm", as well as his latest release, "Dare To Dream"; which features an instrumental duet with GRAMMY Award-winning composer Laura Sullivan on "Regen's Song", dedicated to a 12 year old boy that lost his battle with cancer.