Hailed as the 'Guitar Event Of The Year', the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in February 2016!


These special performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix.

Now in its second decade, the tour celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of extraordinary musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, as well as Chris Layton, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa and Mato Nanji.
 
Billy Cox, bassist for both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, anchors a rhythm section that provides the the foundation for exciting renditions of such signature Hendrix favorites as "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)".

For more info on this must-see tour, please visit:
http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com/



Indigenous front man Mato Nanji and Noah Hunt, the lead vocalist of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will be touring together in November!

Noah and Mato will be performing songs from Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Indigenous, as well as all new songs written by Noah and Mato!

Tickets are available NOW for shows 11/22 at The Ram's Head OnStage in Annapolis, MD, and 11/24 at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH.

Full tour schedule to be announced in early September.

https://www.facebook.com/NoahandMato?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/NoahMato

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12348811.htm

First Televised Broadcast For Native America's Biggest Music Celebration on Thanksgiving Day

The 15th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA) will be broadcast nationwide on FNX-TV, First Nations Experience this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day November 27th at 8PM EST/5PM PST with a repeat broadcast on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The awards show will also be available at http://www.fnx.org/namas2014 simultaneously to the television broadcast.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2014

Devoted to bringing Indigenous music to the world's consciousness. - NY TIMES

The best music created by Indigenous artists in all its variety and excellence. - Indian Country Today Media Network

WHO: THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS    

WHAT: IN A NATIONAL TELEVISED BROADCAST

WHEN: THURSDAY THANKSGIVING DAY 8:00PM EST

WHAT: FNX, FIRST NATIONS EXPERIENCE NATIONWIDE FEED SD08 ON THE PUBLIC TELEVISION INTERCONNECT SATELLITE SYSTEM

Hosted by multi-platinum selling recording artist, A Taste of Honey's Janice Marie Johnson, the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA) will be broadcast nationwide on FNX-TV, First Nations Experience this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day November 27th at 8PM EST/5PM PST with a repeat broadcast on Saturday, November 29, 2014. The awards show will also be available at http://www.fnx.org/namas2014 simultaneously to the television broadcast.

The Native American Music Awards is the country's largest celebration of both traditional and contemporary Native American music. It was founded as the world's first and only professional membership-based organization for the advancement & recognition of Native American music expressions around the world.

Located inside the Allegany Indian Reservation, a territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians (one of the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy), the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards was held at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, New York. Featured performers include: Seven-time award winner Indigenous, fronted by Mato Nanji whose has toured with BB King and whose music has been featured on national radio and TV shows; Season three American Idol finalist Charly Lowry and her award-winning band, Dark Water Rising, former NFL player and opera singer, Lawrence Harris, who has been critically acclaimed as a "major voice" by the NY Times and received a standing ovation; and Jamie Coon, whose music has been heard on the TV Show Ghost Whisperer, plus witness the first time a contemporary drummer beats along to two pow wow drum groups and much more. Other award winning performers include: Jan Michael Looking Wolf, Leah Shenandoah, Wayne Silas Jr, Plentywolf Singers, Lightning Creek Singers, Jim Boyd, Buddy Big Mountain and more. Special guest presenters include: Caren Knight Pepper, the wife of the late Jim Pepper, Dylan Jenet who recently signed to Stevie Wonder's record label, and numerous other nominees.

The 15th Annual Native American Music Awards were held Friday November 14th at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, NY and Indigenous is honored to have won the awards in both categories in which they were nominated:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR-Mato Nanji Vanishing Americans
BEST BLUES RECORDING-Indigenous Vanishing Americans

I would like to send a big THANK YOU out to all the fans for your votes and your support! It's an honor to be able to make music and share it with all of you! Again thank you so much and see @ the next show...

 All my best!

Mato Nanji

Mato Nanji and Indigenous are honored to be among the performers and nominees who will be on hand to celebrate the best in Native American music at the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards .

The awards ceremony will be held Friday November 14th at 7:00 at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, NY.


Indigenous and Mato Nanji are nom
inated in 2 categories:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR-Mato Nanji (Lakota/Dakota)-Vanishing Americans
BEST BLUES RECORDING-Vanishing Americans

Voting is open to the general public, and if you are unable to attend the ceremony, it will be streamed live on First Nations Experience.

Best of luck to all of the nominees!

 Mato Nanji joins The Experience Hendrix Tour tonight in Austin, TX!!


Photo: Steven C. Pesant
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© Authentic Hendrix

The Experience Hendrix Tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix for over a decade, bringing together a diverse, all-star cast of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Ana Popovic, Zakk Wylde and Mato Nanji to name but a few. 

As always, this critically acclaimed lineup will be anchored by the rhythm section of legendary bassist Billy Cox-the lone surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys bands-and Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble.


For further information, including show rosters, ticketing links and more, please visit:

http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com/

EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR FALL 2014:
 9/28-Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater  Austin, TX
 9/29-Tobin Center for the Performing Arts  San Antonio, ,TX
 9/30-Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater  Austin, TX
 10/2-Bayou Music Center  Houston, TX
 10/3-Durant Choctaw Event Center  Durant, OK
 10/4-First Council Casino Hotel  Newkirk, OK
 10/5-Brady Theater  Tulsa, OK
 10/7-Mesa Arts Center  Mesa, AZ
 10/9-Harrah's Resort Southern California  Valley Center, CA
10/10-Greek Theater  Los Angeles, CA
10/11-Fantasy Springs Resort Casino  Indio, CA
10/12-Avila Beach Golf Resort  Avila Beach, CA
10/14-Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium  Santa Cruz, CA
10/15-Person Theater at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts  Santa Rosa, CA
10/16-Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts  Davis, CA
10/17-Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino  Lemoore, CA
10/18-The Fox Theater  Oakland, CA
   

 

The Plateros becoming Indigenous

By Jason M. Edwards
Special to the Times

ALBUQUERQUE, Sept. 25, 2014

Photo: J. Morgan Edwards Photography

T
he Plateros continue to wow crowds across the Southwest and beyond. The trio spent the summer touring with Indigenous and now they're back home "relaxing."

They don't get much of a break, though. After all, Douglas Platero (drummer) is a full-time husband and father. And Levi Platero (lead guitarist/vocalist) and Bronson Begay (bass/vocalist) are also full-time students at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute.

Levi is pursuing a degree in business, while Begay is working towards his degree in liberal arts. They are no strangers when it comes to balancing a busy schedule. During one stretch to close out the end of last year, they performed as the opening act for the comedy duo James and Ernie.

BLUES BAND INDIGENOUS RETURNS TO ITS NATIVE ROOTS

IN 1998, A BAND OF YOUNG SIBLINGS FROM THE YANKTON SIOUX RESERVATION IN SOUTH DAKOTA BURST ONTO THE BLUES SCENE WITH THEIR FIRST COMMERCIAL RELEASE THINGS WE DO.

THEY WERE INDIGENOUS. 

LED BY GUITARIST/VOCALIST MATO NANJI, AND BACKED BY HIS BROTHER PTE ON BASS, SISTER WANBDI ON DRUMS, AND PERCUSSIONIST AMERICAN HORSE, THE BAND QUICKLY CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE BLUES WORLD: B.B. KING WOULD BOOK THEM ON HIS 1999 BLUES TOUR; STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN FRIEND AND COLLABORATOR DOYLE BRAMHALL WOULD PRODUCE THEIR 2000 SOPHOMORE RELEASE CIRCLE; AN INVITE FROM THE JIMI HENDRIX ESTATE TO JOIN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR WOULD COME IN 2002…

INDIGENOUS TOURED RELENTLESSLY AND PRODUCED SEVERAL MORE CDS BEFORE A 2006 DECISION LED THE FAMILY TO CHOOSE DIFFERENT MUSICAL PATHS.

AS FRONT MAN OF THE GROUP, MATO NANJI CARRIED ON WITH THE MUSIC AND THE BAND’S NAME.  ON SUBSEQUENT INDIGENOUS RELEASES; 2010’S BROKEN LANDS, 2012’S VANSIHING AMERICANS, AND 2014’S TIME IS COMING, NANJI WOULD DESCRIBE THE HARDSHIP AND STRUGGLE OFTENTIMES FOUND IN LIFE ON THE INDIGENOUS RESERVATION, ALL WHILE HOLDING OUT HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.  

IN 2005, A FAMILY BLUES BAND FROM THE NAVAJO NATION IN TOHAJIILEE, NM PERFORMED AT THE LARGEST POWWOW IN THE WORLD, “THE GATHERING OF NATIONS”.

THEY WERE LEVI & THE PLATEROS.

LED BY LEVI PLATERO, THE 13 YEAR OLD GUITARIST SLID ACROSS THE STAGE WITH POWER CHORDS AND SCREAMING BLUES THAT AMAZED THE PACKED CROWD.  MANY NOMINATIONS FOR NATIVE MUSIC AND VIDEO AWARDS WOULD FOLLOW, INCLUDING A WIN FOR BEST BLUES ALBUM FOR HANG ON AT THE 2009 NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARDS.  THEIR STYLE REMINISCENT OF LOS LONELY BOYS AND INDIGENOUS, THE PLATEROS-LEVI AND HIS COUSINS DOUGLAS PLATERO (DRUMS) AND BRONSON BEGAY (BASS AND BACKING VOCALS) WOULD SOON FIND THEMSELVES SHARING BILLS WITH THEIR MUSICAL INFLUENCES.

IN 2012, INDIGENOUS AND THE PLATEROS EMBARKED ON THE KINSHIP TOUR THAT TOOK THEM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.  THE PLATEROS OPENED THE DOUBLE BILL AND WOULD THEN JOIN INDIGENOUS FOR BLISTERING ENCORES THAT PROCEEDED TO BRING THE PROVERBIAL HOUSE DOWN. 

TOURING IN SUPPORT OF TIME IS COMING IN THE SUMMER OF 2014, MATO NANJI AGAIN CALLED UPON LEVI, BRONSON AND DOUGLAS TO HIT THE ROAD WITH HIM.  THIS TIME, THOUGH, WOULD BE DIFFERENT.  THEY WOULD BE THE INDIGENOUS RHYTHM SECTION. MATO AND LEVI WOULD TRADE OFF LEADS AND SOLOS, WITH BRONSON AND DOUGLAS PROVIDING A STRONG, STABLE FOUNDATION THAT ALLOWED THE TWO GUITARISTS TO ‘TEAR IT UP’. 

AS THEY MADE THEIR WAY ACROSS THE EAST COAST, THE AFTER SHOW AUDIENCE ‘BUZZ’ WAS AUDIBLE. THE INCENDIARY CHEMISTRY OF MATO NANJI, LEVI PLATERO, BRONSON BEGAY AND DOUGLAS PLATERO INNATE…     

THEY ARE INDIGENOUS  

Photo by: Whittling Fog Photography 8-16-14


Mato Nanji joins the Fall 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour




In the wake of a wildly successful twenty-five show national tour in March and April, the Experience Hendrix Tour will kick off its fall run on September 19th in Hollywood, FL.

The Experience Hendrix Tour has been paying homage to the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix for over a decade, bringing together a diverse, all-star aggregation of extraordinary guitarists including multiple Grammy-winning  Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Johnson, Rich Robinson, Zakk Wylde and Mato Nanji to name but a few. 

As always, this critically acclaimed lineup will  be anchored by the rhythm section of legendary bassist Billy Cox-the lone surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys bands-and Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble.


NOTE: MATO NANJI JOINS THE TOUR ON SEPTEMBER 28th IN AUSTIN, TX

For further information, including show rosters, ticketing links and more, please visit:

http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com/


EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR FALL 2014:

 9/19-Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  Hollywood, FL
 9/20-Ruth Eckerd Hall  Clearwater, FL
 9/21-Florida Theatre  Jacksonville, FL
 9/23-Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts  Melbourne, FL
 9/24-Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center  Atlanta, GA
 9/25-Alys R. Stephens Performing Arts Center  Birmingham, AL
 9/26-Schermerhorn Symphony Center   Nashville TN
 9/28-Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater  Austin, TX (MATO JOINS TOUR)
 9/29-Tobin Center for the Performing Arts  San Antonio, ,TX
 9/30-Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater  Austin, TX
 10/2-Bayou Music Center  Houston, TX
 10/3-Durant Choctaw Event Center  Durant, OK
 10/4-First Council Casino Hotel  Newkirk, OK
 10/5-Brady Theater  Tulsa, OK
 10/7-Mesa Arts Center  Mesa, AZ
 10/9-Harrah's Resort Southern California  Valley Center, CA
10/10-Greek Theater  Los Angeles, CA
10/11-Fantasy Springs Resort Casino  Indio, CA
10/12-Avila Beach Golf Resort  Avila Beach, CA
10/14-Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium  Santa Cruz, CA
10/15-Person Theater at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts  Santa Rosa, CA
10/16-Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts  Davis, CA
10/17-Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino  Lemoore, CA
10/18-The Fox Theater  Oakland, CA
           


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