native american music awards

Navajo Blues Trio The Plateros Forge Ahead – as Indigenous

Two of the most recognizable names in the Native music world, Indigenous and The Plateros, are now one.  After two consecutive summers of touring together, the blues trio of cousins has become the next generation of Indigenous.  Frontman Mato Nanji, winner of the Artist of the Year at the 2014 Native American Music Awards, will still lead the band.  But Levi Platero, Bronson Begay and Douglas Platero will be his new cohorts as the band gets back to its Native roots.

Martha Redbone ~ Cherokee, Choctaw

Martha Redbone is an American blues and soul singer of part Cherokee, Choctaw, European and African-American descent. She has won awards for her contemporary Native American music. Her music is a mix of rhythm and blues, and soul music influences, fused with elements of traditional Native American music.