Didjeridu: 'The sound just sort of fits Oregon'

EUGENE, Ore. - Tyler Spencer has always had a love for music. His passion for it ignited as kid.

"There is just something that was powerful about that vibration that I could feel," says Spencer. "It reminded me of some of the music I grew up around."

After a little research, he discovered the didjeridu. Finding one in Eugene that he could start playing would prove to be a challenge, so he decided to make one of his own.

"The first didjeridu I ever made was from a pine fence post," says Spencer. "Now I make them from local scavanged soft and hard woods and bamboo. I specialize in making them from the stalk of the agave plant."

Spencer told KVAL News that over the last 10 to 15 years, the popularity of the instrument has grown quite a bit. He said the home of the longest running didjeridu festival in North America is in Alsea, Ore.

"The instrument is different and unique and I think the sound just sort of fits Oregon," Spencer said.

You can learn more about Spencer and the didjeridu at his website.