J.R. Spencer is a Nez Perce/Ojibwe artisan, educator, and performing artist of native culture and living traditions of his people. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico; he maintains residence in Lapwai, Idaho. He grew up instilled with the traditons, life ways, and music of his people. He began learning the rich traditon of native music and the flute at an early age. J.R. is happy to share his knowledge of native traditions. J.R. is currently performing on several cruise boats on the Snake river. He also travels extensively throughout the Northwest as well as around the world performing at various venues.