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Bill Leyden lives in Northern Arizona, where he is a photographer, prolific composer and modern-day interpreter of the Native American-style flute.

As a student of the energy medicines of the Americas, the flute first appeared to him in a guided meditation conducted by Dr. Alberto Villoldo. Later, after a ceremony with Q'ero elder, Don Franciso of Peru, he began recording in earnest.

During a trip to the jungles of the Yucatan, Bill was only addressed as "Memo," which is Spanish for "Bill." The 'jungle name' stuck and appeared on his earlier albums.

Deeply inspired by "R. C.," "Mary," Scott August, Peter Phippen and Stephen DeRuby, his recent recordings have evolved to reveal his Celtic roots.

Bill is also a recording engineer who honed his skills at ABC Recording Studios in Hollywood. He has returned to the studio, but this time on the performing side of the microphone to produce his musical diaries.

"Memo" uses flutes from the following gifted craftsmen: Geoffrey Ellis, John Stillwell, J.P. Gomez, Coyote Oldman, Russ Venable, Colyn Pertersen, Stephen DeRuby.

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Discography

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Shifting Promises - Altered Dreams
(released on June 06, 2015)
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Water Dragon
(released on January 01, 2015)
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Crystal Theory
(released on August 08, 2014)
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Don't Ask Why
(released on February 02, 2014)
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Querida
(released on February 02, 2013)
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In Another World
(released on October 10, 2012)
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Star Babies
(released on July 07, 2012)
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Tracking the Bear
(released on February 02, 2012)
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Talking Stick
(released on August 08, 2011)
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Beloved
(released on June 06, 2011)
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Moments in Magenta
(released on February 02, 2011)
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Laid Bare
(released on November 11, 2010)
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In a Good Way
(released on June 06, 2010)
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Awakened by a Trance
(released on March 03, 2010)
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Spirits in Repose
(released on January 01, 2010)
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Grandfather Mountain Bear
(released on December 12, 2009)
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The Longing for Good
(released on October 10, 2009)
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Portal to Stillness
(released on June 06, 2009)
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Return to Joshua Tree
(released on March 03, 2009)
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Cambria
(released on October 10, 2008)
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Coconino
(released on June 06, 2008)
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Shaman's Flute
(released on April 04, 2008)
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Medicine Trail
(released on November 11, 2007)