You guys tell me: What does come to your mind when you think about Native Songs?? Traditional Native hand drums?? Flute???..Well, Surely we can have it, but I am pretty excited to show everyone something else, something modern and different made by Native Singers and Bands...I am pretty sure that not everyone is aware of it so I´ve decided to start sharing a selection of good native music here in this blog .Here it goes a way awesome one. Let´s get to know the first hit !!
Clay Spears ( Lower Brule Member ) and Darren Geffre Band ( from Alberdeen, SD )
Yeah, his last name sounds familiar for you because Clay is Michael and Eddie´s brother and he is also a member of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, SD. While his brothers got into movies Clay followed the path of music. What a talenty family !! A true blessing I could say...
But it is not just because of it he is here now, it is because he is a very talenty native musician, look at this: He can play viola, harmonica, guitar and takes part of Dareen Geffre Band playing bass (Oh my! did I forget to mention any other instrument ?!?!? ). They play a rock pop music and have cd's out. So If you guys are going to walk around South Dakoka you can check out their shedule and see their gig ( and do not forget to post a comment about it here ) or buy one of the cd´s and enjoy it. Their music is way awesome !!!
Darren’s music has captured fans of all ages. Darren has been playing and singing in bands since he was 16 yrs old. His previous groups include: Black Diamond, Crimson, and a “NAMMY” nominated group Wakinyan”.
His stage presence is distinguished by his vibrant energy. Darren’s original music was
nominated for a 2001 Native American Music Award for the single “If I Ever”, in the category of Best Independent Recording. Darren’s album “Uncivilized” has sold over 9,000 copies, enough to get him a 2004 Entry level “Grammy” nomination for “Best New Artist” & “Album of the Year”.
He has been featured on LA’s legendary Pacifica Radio, NPR, National Native News, American Indian Cable Network, Comcast, XM Satellite Radio, Darren was August 2003’s “Music Maker of the Month” on the Nationally Syndicated “Native America Calling”, Men’s Health Magazine in 2001 and 2005. June 2007 Native People’s Magazine, APTN (Aboriginal People’s Television Network, TNT’s “Into the West”, and ABC Family’s “Wildfire” pilot in 2005.
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