Marlatt - Searching Bear
- Member #
- Member since
- 10 Sep 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Celtic, Other, Acoustic
- Marlatt - Searching Bear
- Screen name:
- Searching Bear
- Ravenna, Ohio, 44266
- 51 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
Cello, Fiddle, Background Singer, Violin, Other Percussion, Bass Guitar, Vocalist - General.
Michael is an accomplished musician and performer who's love for music and search for his native
heritage led him to the Native American Wood Flute. With over 35 years of experience and as a
performance and studio musician, as a drummer and percussionist, Michael developed his
talents and perfected his gift for mastering intricate rhythms. Michael has worked as a
studio drummer for many well known recording artists and as a drum clinician. He later learned, under
the teachings of Kenneth Leonard, the electric, acoustic and classical guitars as well as
music theory, history and ethnomusicology as a private student. With this knowledge, Michael
desired to incorporate as many different types of instruments and backgrounds into his
recording compositions - especially Native and cultural instruments.
Michael has continued with this love and has incorporated Native rhythms with many World cultural music.
With Michael's award winning Ceremony cd release, (Best World Recording), he incorporated many world
cultural flavors combined with the love of Native rhythms and the flute. It drew much attention
and proved that all cultures are indeed one, at least in the international language of music.
A step forward from Michael's earlier works of a more meditative subject matter, he won the praise
of his existing fans as well as bringing onboard many more world eclectic tastes. Michael has
continued on this World Fusion path and has released his latest project, The Mirror, with long time
band member TJ Marlatt which incorporates many more facets of music, including world vocals.
Michael's passion and interest has always been in the music arena. With this passion as fuel
Michael has begun teaching on the ancient methods, as well as today's methods, of construction
and uses of the flute in the Native ways of life. Michael has dedicated his life to educating and teaching
his Native culture and using his expertise in the flute and other instruments as a catalyst for this training.
Members Of Band
Michael Searching Bear, TJ Marlatt, Lora Gray, Jeff Brockett