Singing the National Anthem in Navajo & The Marine Corp Hymn in Navajo , in honor of the Navajo Code Talkers , her brother and veterans, she is proud to sing in her native tongue because the Navajo language was used to win WW11, which is also known as the secret code. She is also a mother, Singer, Song-Writer, Producer, Motivational Speaker, does Volunteer Work, ModelingBrand/Cause Spokeswoman/Model, promoting her work through influencing communities across the country.SHOW MORE
Maurice Chosa is an enroll member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, elder, former sled dog racer, outdoor enthusiast, and musician. His album "Shoedog and friends" is inspired by his sled dogs and life experiences.SHOW MORE
For the last twenty years, multi-instrumentalist Ketch Secor has been front man and fiddler for Old Crow Medicine Show. Described variously as alt-country, folk, and mountain music revivalists, Old Crow is an American roots string band with punk rock attitude and energy.SHOW LESS
John Paul Densmore is an American musician, songwriter, author and actor. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band the Doors, and as such is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He appeared on every recording made by the band, with drumming inspired by jazz and world music as much as by rock and roll.SHOW LESS
Al Hunter is an Anishinaabe writer who has published poetry in books and journals, taught extensively, and performed internationally. A member of Rainy River First Nations and former chief, Hunter has expertise in land claims negotiations, and is a longstanding activist on behalf of indigenous rights and wellness, and environmental responsibility.SHOW LESS
Anishinaabe MC/Singer/Songwriter Leonard Sumner's storytelling flows directly from the shores of Little Saskatchewan First Nation, located in the heart of the Interlake of Manitoba.
Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee) dedicates his latest release Time Is Coming (on Blues Bureau International) to the indigenous youth and all young people on the indigenous reservations.SHOW MORE
Kimberli Lee is a professor at Northeastern State University in Oklahoma, the heart of the Cherokee Nation. She teachers Native literature, film, and media.
Old time music was the first love of lead guitarist and DtB founding member Jeb Puryear. Jeb started his musical career on fiddle at a very young age, and still plays fiddle when performing one of the infrequent gigs of his first band, the Bubba George String Band, who traditionally open the Trumansburg (NY) GrassRoots Festival each July.SHOW MORE
Christy Jordan-Fenton spent her early years on a farm near Rimbey, Alberta. It was common for her to find lambs, calves, and foals in the bathroom on early spring mornings. Brandings, cattle drives, and rodeos were regularly attended events. She moved with her mother and younger brother to Red Deer at the age of seven, and later to Sylvan Lake. Her favorite activities were (and still are) camping and dancing, and she has always loved horses and the mountains.SHOW MORE
Lyz Jaakola (Mezzo Soprano) is an Anishinaabe musician and educator enrolled with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Lyz balances singing in many styles and educating about Native American music internationally amidst her teaching schedule at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.SHOW MORE
This week's Native Americana Audio Cafe's special guest was born on the sub-arctic shores of Hudson's Bay, Cree Singer-songwriter Phyllis Sinclair has stories to tell, and does so with make-you-think lyrics and a feel-good folk vibe. Hop aboard a north-bound train, a coastal fishing boat, or simply move to the sway of the northern lights. Sinclair focuses on what we all share, good-will, good times, and laughter. Some songs definitely touch on tough subjects, but are written with deep sensitivit
Quiltman is a traditional Native American singer, drummer and musician. Mark Schatzkamer is an accomplished musician, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Mark’s work has taken him around the world and offered him an education unique to those not attending formal studies.SHOW MORE
Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, artist and educator who was raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. An enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, her background includes Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Black heritages. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love (self love, intimate love, social love, community love, and universal love).SHOW MORE