Guest, John DeBoer

Guest Name: 
John DeBoer
John DeBoer
Guest Occupation: 
Musician
Guest Biography: 

John DeBoer (Spirit of Thunder) has been a professional musician for more than 30 years. A multi-talented composer and entertainer, John has been performing on stage and national television since he was four-years-old. John’s Native American flute music has been played millions of times on the Internet and he has performed with more than thirty major-label groups, such as Chubby Checker, The Crystals, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Henry Lee Summers, Johnny Paycheck, Lou Christie, Billy Joe Royal, John Anderson, Merle Haggard, and many more.

John’s original flute songs are composed and inspired while playing in natural surroundings by waterfalls or rivers. The Native American flute sings and echoes in the valleys, while the birds whisper melodies in the wind, as the magic flute plays. The inclusion of these nature-inspired backgrounds on his latest release, Shadowland Flute Songs, is a part of a trilogy of CDs and a book, The Storytellers Flute.

A naturalist for the park system, John holds a degree in Fine Arts and is a certified music teacher. John is a wonderful storyteller and teaches thousands of children every year about nature using his Storyteller’s Flutes, a collection of the world’s finest Native American flutes, mostly gifts to him from the makers. He believes that music theory and sheet music is a mere guide, a “road map” to assist a person in finding the music that resides inside of each of our souls. Music is not just something that he does … music is everything that he is.