Dwayne Laforme will be joining the Joel Johnson Band in their efforts to win the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in late January 2015, but he also has his own established band named the Boogie Blues, an album and 15 years of experience onstage playing rhythm, lead guitar and singing lead vocals.
Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer and media-maker from Couchiching First Nation, Treaty 3 territory. He’s known for his character Clarence Two Toes, his podcast Red Man Laughing and his punishing tour schedule. Ryan will be playing a stand-up gig in Six Nations on November 28 at the 6 Arrows Media Studios.
OHSWEKEN – It was smiles and back-slaps all around as the Six Nations-based rock band The Ollivanders took the award for Best Rock Recording at the 15th Annual Native American Music Awards on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Allegany Events Center in upstate New York.
If you haven’t heard of the Joel Johnson Band yet, you soon will. This homegrown Six Nations talent is being recognized internationally. The band has earned the opportunity to represent the Grand River Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, which starts January 20th, 2015.
SIX NATIONS – Over 50 people spent an enjoyable evening at the Woodland Cultural Centre with reknowned Cree-Canadian artist Kent Monkman last Wednesday night. Monkman spoke of his engagment with the Canadian art scene, his interests as an Aboriginal artist, and treated the audience to a narrated slideshow of his major works.
Raw. Honest. The truth. Primitive. Rebellious. The truth. Dry. In your face.
It’s always refreshing to hear production values that honor the artist, the poet, the songwriter and not the current trends, the producer, the studio, the music gadget business, and so on. Touché, Rob Lamothe.