About the Artist
Troy Good Medicine De Roche has been called "the epitome of pure
in sound." He strives to portray traditional values and the
nature of Native American people through music.
Playing flutes he has carved by hand, Troy
gives voice to his original
songs from the heart. No synthesizer or
sampling is used, allowing the
intrinsic beauty of the flute to be
Troy is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet
Nation and grew up in and
around Heart Butte, Montana, the geographic
heart of the reservation.
Steeped in the traditional values of
his people, he also has experienced the
Absorbing both with equal measures of respect and
his music Troy honors the grounding influence of
expressing and transmuting the challenges of living in, and
the many sometimes conflicting modern cultures in America.
He was given the name "Shu'k Sha'mii," which
means "Good Medicine,"
for the healing powers of his music. It
had been three generations since the
elders felt someone was worthy of
this powerful name.
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