Cherry Wood Native American Flute – Made In Jackson Hole…

NEW Cherry Wood Flute, Backpacker – Key of A – $155

Another made in Jackson Hole product… 307 Flutes are a line of hand crafted flutes made entirely in Jackson Hole by award winning artist Timothy Jennings.  Check out their stuff…

This Cherry wood flute was Just finished. Because of its size this NAF flute would make a very nice back packer flute. Tuned to the Key of A this Native American five hole flute is hand crafted from reclaimed Cherry wood stock. This flute is 21 1/2 inches in length and features a 3/4″ flute bore. Please note that this flute was crafted entirely by hand including the flute bore. The cutting edge is built into the body of the flute and is not an inlay. The fetish is our otter series and it is made from the same Cherry wood stock as the flute body and cutting edge. The fetish is tied on using our hand cut Deer Leather, color is black.

This flute like all of our flutes was hand planed to achieve its signature shape. We have added a hand braided deer skin leather lace accent at the foot of the flute and there are 8 multicolored Crow Beads attached. Finished with more than 20+ light coats of high gloss lacquer. The inside of the flute bore and slow air chamber have also been sealed with many coats of finish to help prevent moisture absorption. The tonal quality of this flute is in the upper range and it is very easy to play and very forgiving. This flute feels really nice in your hands and the color of the reclaimed Cherry gives it a very nice look.

Cherry makes for a great sounding flute but as you can see from these pictures it too produces simple elegance. All flutes
ship with a hand crafted flute bag to protect the flute. Shipping is in addition to the price of the flute.  We ship all of our flutes via Fedex and shipping on this flute average $25.  Call us at (619) 435-6700 or email us at sales@tetonmarketing.com.

Local Music Artist Is One Of Our Best Kept Secrets…

It is interesting, Jackson Hole has actually quite of few very talents musicians that either live and work from here or got their start here.  One that comes to mind is Isaac Hayden who was raised here in Jackson and got his start here.  Now he is in Nashville doing his thing and he is actually doing a very solid job of getting his music out there.

Another local artist is Brock Jennings.  Brock used to work with Issac Hayden on occasion  playing drums for him as well as collaborating in song writing.  Brock’s genesis in music is that of a very accomplished drummer and he has played professionally since he was 10.  Recently Brock laid down tracks for another new band, Mod Era, also from Jackson.

Brock made the transition to singer song writer over several years and he recently released his first CD – “Coming Home”.  Over the next month or so we will try to highlight some of Brock’s music on this blog.  Below is a link to one of the songs (click on picture) on youtube off his Coming Home CD titled “Journey”. A simple video but I love this song.  Check it out and if you like it let us know.  Brock has a website at www.brockjennings.com so visit it if you like what you here.

Another Port Orford Native American Flute Ready For A Home…

New Port Orford Cedar Flute Special $210 + Shipping

Several times over the past months we have hand crafted a smaller Native American Flute that is greatly suited for carrying with you in your backpack when you hike into the back country.  The last NAF flute we made in this size was crafted from a reclaimed piece of Hawaiian Koa and it was really a cool flute and found a home right here in Wyoming.  So we decided to make a new one and this time the wood of choice was from a piece of Old Growth Port Orford Cedar.

This flute was crafted from a single piece of wood and the flute is 21 inches overall length and it features a 3/4 inch bore.  This is a five hole NAF flute tuned to the key of A at 440Hz  and features the Four Winds tuning holes.  The cutting edge is crafted from a single piece of inlaid walnut which provides a very nice color contrast between the woods. This flute was tuned at an altitude of 6400 feet and a temperature of approximately 65 degrees.  The fetish was crafted from the same stock of wood and it is our Otter styled design.  The fetish is attached to the flute body with a single piece of hand cut Buffalo hide lace, black in color.

This flute like all of our flutes was hand planed to achieve its signature shape. Although this flute does not feature any added accents it is a beautiful little flute and it plays beautifully. The body of the flute is finished with more than 20+ light coats of high gloss lacquer. The inside of the flute bore and slow air chamber were also sealed with many coats of finish to help prevent moisture absorption. Small enough to put into most any backpack you can take it on the trail with you, in your car, on your bike… this is a really nice flute.

Port Orford Cedar not only makes for a great sounding flute but as you can see from these pictures it also produces simple elegance. All flutes ship with a hand crafted flute bag to help protect your flute. Shipping is in addition to the price of the flute and we prefer to ship our flutes via FEDEX.  We do not mass produce these flutes and these backpacker style flutes are truly one of a kind.  Each flute is signed by Timothy Jennings, the artist and the key of the flute is imprinted on the body next to the signature.

If you are interested in purchasing the flute please call us at (619) 435-6700 and ask for Tim.  If you have question feel free to email us at sales@tetonmarketing.com and put “307 POC Flute Ironwood Bird” in the subject line of the email.  If you prefer you can purchase this flute on Etsy at the following link.

New Native American Flute to Carry In Your Backpack…

Back Packers Special Offer $165 + Shipping

Several times over the past months we have hand crafted a smaller Native American Flute that is greatly suited for carrying with you in your backpack when you hike into the back country.  The last NAF flute we made in this size was crafted from a reclaimed piece of Hawaiian Koa and it was really a cool flute and found a home right here in Wyoming.  So we decided to make a new one and this time the wood of choice was from a piece of Old Growth Port Orford Cedar.

This flute was crafted from a single piece of wood and the flute is 21 inches overall length and it features a 3/4 inch bore.  This is a five hole NAF flute tuned to the key of A at 440Hz  and features the Four Winds tuning holes.  The cutting edge is crafted from a single piece of inlaid walnut which provides a very nice color contrast between the woods. This flute was tuned at an altitude of 6400 feet and a temperature of approximately 65 degrees.  The fetish was crafted from the same stock of wood and it is our Otter styled design.  The fetish is attached to the flute body with a single piece of hand cut Buffalo hide lace, black in color.

This flute like all of our flutes was hand planed to achieve its signature shape. Although this flute does not feature any added accents it is a beautiful little flute and it plays beautifully. The body of the flute is finished with more than 20+ light coats of high gloss lacquer. The inside of the flute bore and slow air chamber were also sealed with many coats of finish to help prevent moisture absorption. Small enough to put into most any backpack you can take it on the trail with you, in your car, on your bike… this is a really nice flute.

Port Orford Cedar not only makes for a great sounding flute but as you can see from these pictures it also produces simple elegance. All flutes ship with a hand crafted flute bag to help protect your flute. Shipping is in addition to the price of the flute and we prefer to ship our flutes via FEDEX.  We do not mass produce these flutes and these backpacker style flutes are truly one of a kind.  Each flute is signed by Timothy Jennings, the artist and the key of the flute is imprinted on the body next to the signature.

If you are interested in purchasing the flute please call us at (619) 435-6700 and ask for Tim.  If you have question feel free to email us at sales@tetonmarketing.com and put “POC Backpacker Flute” in the subject line of the email.  If you prefer you can purchase this flute on Etsy at the following link.  Visit our website at www.tetonmarketing.com.

Morning Coffee – Spring Raises Her Head In Jackson…

Spring Morning In The Tetons
Spring morning looking west at the Grand. Sunshine is on tap for the day!

It has been several weeks since my last post – not sure where all the time has gone but the truth is winters can be long here in the Rockies.  As we move from the depths of winter into the Spring season you can just feel the change happening.  Not only with Mother Nature but with the people of this area.  People attitudes start to change very quickly when Father Sun finally peaks out of the clouds.

So what have we been doing for the past several weeks?  Good question – but I thought I would post just a couple of things that have happened.  One of the sad notes in Jackson has been all the moose that have been killed by cars this winter.  These big beautiful animals just do not understand the dangers of the highways.  This morning after we dropped our daughter off at school in Wilson we headed for the Elevated Grounds coffee shop on the West Bank.  As we approached the coffee shop a mother and her two calves decided to cross the road and as we slowed to a stop we almost witnessed another accident.  Although this is not a good picture you can see the mother walking down the driveway just after crossing in front of our Jeep.  Her two calves followed but almost did not make it across the road.  If you visit this summer please be aware that you can be faced in a heart beat with this kind of interaction with these big beautiful animals.

A few weeks ago we made a visit to the north side of the Elk Refuge during a blustery winter day.  We came upon an entire heard of elk all moving to the east trying to get out of the wind.  This picture does not capture the enormity of this heard but we were really close.  This picture was taken with a 50mm lens and this group was almost 3/4 of mile long.  At one point we just parked on the road side and watched them.  It is really cool to see how the stronger males take charge and keep an eye on you.  To be able to experience this so close to home is really a treat.  It won’t be long before they start to move back up into the high country.  It looks like a warm Spring is about to arrive.

Our son Brock was asked to play a few of his songs at an event at the Jackson Hole Playhouse and Saddle Rock Saloon recently and it was really kind of a cool little event.  For those of you who may be planning a visit here this summer you absolutely need to make time to go to the play this summer.  The plays are really a must see event here in town.  This summer the play is Cat Ballou and the season opens June 1st and runs through September 29th.

One of the cool things about the playhouse is that you can make reservations for dinner prior to the show.  Having dinner at the Saddle Rock Saloon is a really fun family event.  The casts are your waiters and they sing and perform during your meal.  This is a really good way to get to know the cast prior to the show. The playhouse is one of the oldest building in Jackson Hole with a really interesting history.  The cast will share with you all the things that have taken place over the last 100 years at this very location during the Pre-Show event.  If you are looking for an opportunity to do something with your entire family that will stay in your memories for a lifetime then you must put the Play House on your bucket list.

Since our last post we had one of the better winter storms roll through the region leaving a solid blanket of snow.  On these mornings when we wake up to heavy snow we like to cruise the town as it turns into a winter wonderland.  The heavy snow creates such a beautiful atmosphere and one of our favorite things to do is just park and take a walk.  If you have never taken a walk in the middle of heavy snowfall then make sure you make the effort to do it at least once in your life.  Yes its cold but it is almost hard to put into words what the experience is like.

Finally I wanted to share with you that there are wonderful things to do outside of our valley.  It is a good thing when you can take even a day trip to another place.  Winters can be long and it helps if you can get away even if for just a few hours. One of our favorite day trips is to head to Bozeman Montana for the day.  On this day which was just a week ago we found the town of Bozeman to be free of snow and almost 70 degrees.  Brynn and her friend told us it was summer in Bozeman and how happy they were to see the sun.  We stopped by the Museum of the Rockies which a very cool place to visit.  The girls wanted to take a picture next to this big horse and just get out of the Jeep and run around.  Look for more Morning Coffee Posts now that Spring has arrived and as we venture from our homes into God’s country this summer.

Abby Gershuny and Brock Jennings Record Nickel Creek Cover…

Abby Gershuny
Abby Gershuny

Earlier this past year we wrote a post about one of our favorite music artists that we have come to know very well.  Abby Gershuney has stayed with us several time over the past year while she worked her magic at the Jackson Hole Playhouse.  Abby can sing, dance, act, she can do it all but when she sings she makes people smile.

Brock Jennings

All of you who know us know our son Brock Jennings.  Brock is another amazingly talented singer song writer and he has an amazing voice.  Abby was staying with over the Christmas Holiday while she worked for the playhouse.  Not sure why they do but they waited until the last day to actually lay down some tracks.  Abby had to return to New York City for while.

One of the tracks they laid down was not one of their own but a cover from Nickel Creek titled “When You Come Back Down”.  Although this is a rough, uncut, unfinished track  I wanted to share this with all of you.  I hope you like it.  If you do please let us know we would love to see these two play this summer here in Jackson Hole and maybe some other areas too.

Click on Player below to listen to “When You Come Back Down”
“When You Come Back Down” Recorded by Abby Gurshuney and Brock Jennings, Produced by Brock Jennings, Written by Nickel Creek

Teton Marketing Highlighted on KGWN Cheyenne, WY…

Recently we joined the Wyoming First Program that is run by the Wyoming Business Council.  The purpose Wyoming First is to assist companies located in this state with identification and promotion of their Wyoming made products or substantially enhance products and services.  Wyoming is a small state population wise but Wyoming is a very strong state financially and they are all about helping business within the state prosper.  You would be surprised at all the small companies in this state.

Last month we were contacted about our products and invited to provide additional information about what we do.  Wyoming Made wanted to highlight our little company on KGWN News in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  We were flattered and so we supplied them with the requested information.  Below is the clip from the show were they highlighted our little Jackson Hole Company.  Take a moment and check it out…

CBS Channel 5, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Morning Coffee – Still Waiting For Snow…

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While we still wait for the Jet Stream to drop in on North West Wyoming Peyton and I did something a little different earlier this week.  We went off the main roads onto a snow-covered dirt road that follows some power lines.  We ran smack dab into three moose that were jousting with each other.

We had Brynn with us this morning and she was loving the sights before us.  Basically we just sat in our Jeep and watched the show.  You could hear the sounds of their antlers clashing against each other and at times they looks as though they were stuck together.  The light was low and these are not tac sharp pics but you get the picture.  This was an amazing morning and fun to watch.

Wyoming Made, Made In Jackson Hole…

Wyoming Made, Made in Jackson Hole…

At a time when “MADE IN THE USA” is practically an anomaly there are still a few small businesses out there trying to create new products and services that can boast the “MADE IN THE USA” title.  Wyoming is a state that actually has quite a large number of small entrepreneurs that craft products from their home or small business and sell them to the public both within the borders of Wyoming and abroad.  One place that highlights these Wyoming based businesses is the Wyoming Business Council and they list many of these businesses on their website www.wyomingfirst.org.

Blaire Jennings

The Wyoming First Program is a way to identify and showcase great products made in Wyoming.  All of the companies listed on this website call Wyoming home and are proud of the quality they represent.  Wyoming First provides you with the opportunity to shop and locate products that are made within this state.  This post today is no exception.  I want to highlight a member of my family that is doing just that – designing and making products for sale right here in Jackson Hole.  Blaire joins others here in Jackson that also make and sell their products though retail outlets and their websites.

Blaire Jennings is a college student in her Junior year at CU Boulder in Colorado and she is studying Digital Art, Studio Art and Communications.  Blaire has always been a creative soul and she loves painting, shaping pottery, photography, pretty much design of any kind.  Over the past year Blaire along with her mother Peyton have created a unique line of hand crafted jewelry all made by hand right here in Jackson Hole.  Her latest creation is a line of wooden feather like earrings featuring very high quality sterling silver findings.  These whimsical feather like earrings are being marketed under the name “307 Wear” and they are gaining in their popularity with locals and others living outside of the state of Wyoming.  “307 Wear” simply translates into “Wyoming Wear” as the area code of 307 is unique to the state of Wyoming.  In addition to earrings Blaire is adding some of her necklace designs and currently has many new ideas under development.

What started out as an idea has started to blossom into a small business opportunity for Blaire and she is starting to make some headway.  These earrings are truly unique and one of a kind.  They are crafted from woods such as Walnut, Maple, Ironwood, Bubinga and other wood species.  Each pair is hand crafted and no two pairs are exactly a like.  They retail from $39.00 a pair up to $69.00 a pair depending on the wood species and sterling silver findings.  If you would like to find out more about these whimsical feather like earrings check out our website at www.tetonmarketing.com and see what Blaire currently has to offer.  Blaire is looking for potential retail outlets that may want to carry some of her designs.  She especially would like to find retail outlets here in her home state of Wyoming in addition to all other parts of the U.S.A.  If you would like more information about 307 Wear than contact Peyton or Blaire at “sales@tetonmarketing.com” .

Morning Coffee – Moose Again…

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This morning like most before I headed towards Antelope Flats as the amount of wildlife found there has been amazing.  One big difference was that when I went to the gym this morning early, the temperature on my Jeep said it was 34 degrees.  A far cry from -15 of the past two weeks.  But very welcome change for sure.

I found some of my favorite subjects but getting close enough to them to take a solid picture can be a challenge.  I found two cows together about 100 yards off to the west of me and on the east side of the road was a very young male.  I stopped and position myself between them with anticipation that eventually the two cows would cross in front of me.  After a while I could tell they were watching the young male and moving closer.  These four shots are from this morning.  Two of them are the same cow and she was clearly the younger of the two.  She crossed right in front of me once she realized she was being left behind.

As I was making a lens change and screwing around with my camera I looked up as I heard something strange and right in front of me was about 100+ elk at a full on run crossing the road within yards of my jeep.  I got so excited I forgot to turn my camera back on and yep – I missed any chance of catching them on film.  Very exciting to see.  Something had definitely spooked them.  Hauling chili’s would be a good description.  That is whats cool about all this – you never know what you will see.

Timothy Jennings Award Winning Artist, Photographer

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