Freedom in Music Presents...The 4th Annual
BLUES, BREWS, AND BIKES FESTIVAL
To Benefit The Freedom in Music Project
"Bringing Hope through Music to the at-risk Youth of New Mexico!"
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Indigenous - The Native American blues-rock group Indigenous consists of three brothers, Mato Nanji (vocals and guitar), Pte (bass), and Horse (percussion), and their sister, Wanbdi (drums, vocals). The Nakota Nation members grew up on South Dakota's Yankton Indian Reservation and were inspired by their father, Greg Zephier, who had been a musician in the '60s and '70s and later became a spokesperson for Native American rights. The group released its 1998 debut album, Things We Do, on Pachyderm Records; the video for the title track was directed by Chris Eyre, who also directed the award-winning Native American film Smoke Signals. The group released the Blues This Morning EP and Live at Pachyderm Studios in 1999, while winning acclaim from critics and artists like Bonnie Raitt, the Indigo Girls, and Jackson Browne. The Circle followed in 2000.
Justin Johnson - Nashville-based Roots Blues and Americana artist Justin Johnson has been hailed by Guitar World as a “must-see act,” lauded as an “American Master” by John Carter Cash, and a “musical visionary” by Ted Nugent, has had his “funk” praised by Bootsy Collins, and his musical approach described as “timeless” by North Mississippi Allstar frontman Luther Dickinson. He has been recognized as Slidestock International Slide Guitar Champion, and his original music has been licensed to Wieden & Kennedy, Dodge Motor Co, Ken Burns, Florentine Films, and the list keeps growing. Always innovating and following his own sound while taking inspiration from the past, Justin Johnson blurs the lines between the traditional and the cutting edge, taking current day music back to it’s roots and keeping the blues alive.
Taos Youth Music School "Garage Band"• 12-1:00pm
Lightning Hall • 1-2:30pm
The High Desert Blues Band • 2:30-4pm
Magic Dick and Shun Ng • 4-6pm
Justin Johnson • 6-8pm
Indigenous • 8-10pm
"All-Star" Jam • 10-Midnight