quinta-feira, 24 de março de 2011

Clay Spears and Darren Geffre Band ( Music on the Blog !! )

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 !!!

About Darreen Geffre :

Born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota and also a proud member of Blackfeet Tribe in Montana, Darren Geffre started writing music and lyrics when he was 12 years old. Since the, he has pushed his pop/rock music all over the globe.

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.

Darren’s music landed #1 on 9 different CMJ college radio stations in 2003. He can be heard on 180 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada. Including XM Satellite radio. Darren’s first CD was produced by Pete Amato and Duncan Pain. Darren was the first Native American Artist on the planet to be on Podcasting. Darren’s awards include; 2003 - LA’s prestigious award Outstanding Musical Achievement” from the First Americans in the Arts, 2004 “Award of Distinction” Music Video Award at Indian Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI. He was also nominated for “Best Pop Album” in 2004 at Indian Summerfest. Darren’s latest EP “Audiobiography” was produced by Def Jef, whose credits include; Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg. In 2007, Darren’s music is featured in the Indie Film, “The Bliss”

One big news to everyone: They will be at "The Gathering of Nations" New Mexico - April 29 -Stage 49


Check out their website and keep updated:


You can find The Band cd´s and music at:

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