For Immortelle, Deuter plays a variety of instruments including the flutes, keyboards, cello, piano and guitar. He also softly mixes in his own voice as an extra instrument to add humanness and touch the hearts of listeners. Some of the other sounds he creates for this album include violin, strings, harpsichord, chimes, harp and hand drums. "Nature has always been an inspiration for me," says Deuter. "It's influence can be heard directly on my CDs when I have included the sounds of bird songs, crickets, mountain streams and ocean waves. The title of the new CD as well as the titles of the individual tracks are all names of plants and flowers which have, with their healing powers, helped humans for thousands of years. The plants also always made life a little more pleasant with their aroma." Deuter, who received the prestigious Zone Music Reporter "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2016, has created Immortelle, a new album inspired by nature and dedicated to healing. He named each tune on the album after a medicinal plant that has helped humanity for millennia. Deuter lives and works in the forested mountains just beyond the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico and gets much inspiration from nature on a daily basis. When he was younger, the German-born musician traveled extensively around the world studying people, places, cultures, plants, music and alternative healing therapies.