On a recent Saturday, I walked into the basement of the West Virginia Public Library in Charleston, West Virginia, with a suitcase full of tools and a few dollars in my pocket.
The library has about 15,000 books and some 30,000 CDs, and it’s where I met a young woman named Katie.
She was a music student, but it wasn’t her first gig.
“I’d always wanted to be a musician,” Katie said, before explaining that she had been reading about the rise of the native american music industry in the 1960s.
“And then I heard about this Native American instrument called the woodwind instrument.”
It was a guitar, and Katie was intrigued.
She said she had never heard of it.
She wanted to learn more about it.
Katie said she was interested in learning about how instruments like this are used and used in indigenous cultures.
“If you listen to a traditional Native American music instrument, it’s not really a song, it just has some percussion that’s played and there’s some rhythm to it,” she said.
The instrument, she said, is a “woodwind instrument” and it “does not have a guitar.”
“So I wanted to get to know the instrument,” she added.
She started reading about how it was made, how it is played, and how it’s used in the communities in which it’s played.
She learned about its history, how people have played it, how its used in ceremonies.
And then she realized, she had to learn how to play it, or else she would never be able to get a job in the field.
“So that’s where the wood wind instrument came in,” she explained.
“When I first got interested in the wood winds, I had no idea that they existed.”
Woodwind instruments aren’t used as a common instrument by Native American artists.
In fact, many Native American musicians don’t even know that there are indigenous woodwind instruments, because they have heard of them, but they didn’t think of them as such.
For many Native Americans, the instrument is more associated with the folk music of the Plains.
But there are also many Indigenous artists that have embraced the instrument, and its role in their art and culture.
There are Native American performers and musicians who have used woodwinds as a tool in their work, and they are often praised for their work.
But Katie is one of those artists, and she’s one of the few people who actually plays one.
She plays her woodwind, called a kuuk, at weddings and other occasions, and as part of her traditional dances, as well as her traditional music.
“The kuak is kind of a drum,” she told me.
“It’s basically a wooden instrument that you use to kind of kick off things and do a little bit of a traditional dance.”
She said the wood was used in a number of ceremonies, and that it was used to play traditional dances in ceremonies, ceremonies of worship and traditional gatherings, and in ceremonial music.
Katie has been playing kuaks for a long time.
She began playing the instrument when she was a young child, and played it until she was 22.
But it took her more than 10 years to become a professional musician.
Katie started out performing in traditional music festivals and shows in her community, but as she started to grow older, she decided she wanted to explore more.
In 2015, Katie decided to do something about her lack of financial resources.
She decided to start her own music business.
She partnered with a musician who specializes in woodwind and kuuki music to bring kuukes to the public.
They’ve now become one of West Virginia’s top performers, with more than a dozen performances each week.
Katie also wanted to take on a role that was less of a commercial one.
“As a musician, I can play for free,” she says.
“But I want to do that as a business person, so I started doing music shows.
I wanted more people to be able do that, so that I could keep my career going and get paid, and I also wanted more opportunities for people to see my music.”
She has had a lot of success.
“For the last year and a half, I’ve been performing every Saturday night at weddings, and the music has been so popular that I’ve had to change my schedule to do it more,” she noted.
She has also been able to work with Native American organizations to develop educational programs for children.
And she said she also has worked with other Indigenous artists to create a program called the Lakota Dance.
“We’re a community, so we want people to feel like they’re part of the community,” she explains.
“To me, it doesn’t matter if I’m a musician or not, because it’s all