I collect the cedar from the forest. This is a downed tree from a fire.
I cut the wood into 28 inch lengths and then split and cut it to manageable pieces.
I then take the split pieces and cut them to size and wax then ends and store them to dry till they are used.
I then lay out the bore after the piece is cut in two and then I gouge out the center.
I then use a drawknife and a block plane as well as sand paper to shape the flute body.
I use the traditional method of burning the sound holes. All flutes are tuned using an electronic tuner to 440 hz.
I perform for local events such as poetry readings , weddings, church services.
Feb 7th at 7 pm at the center for spiritual living in Redding. I will be giving a talk on my trek to Greenland in 2017. I will be sharing my story as well as poetry and music. The suggested donation is $10. All proceeds go to the center. Greenland was an awakening for me on the melting of the ice and how it is transforming the landscape for all of the population of our planet.
I now have a new cd called voices on the wind. It is available for $15 which includes shipping. You can also download the cd on most streaming services. I-tunes, amazon music, spotify, etc; I also have two you tube videos that you can view by going to my channel Joey Carroll Song of the sea . Contact me if you would like to purchase one.