Both big name Native acts and up-and-coming artists are sharing the bill with the Native Guitars Tour. It’s a celebration of Native music, art and fashion, emerging from the pandemic with renewed energy and vision to provide a space for Native talent. We hear from a handful of Native Guitars artists on day one of our special multimedia series Live from Studio ABQ, featuring performances in Albuquerque’s National Native Voice Studios on Native America Calling.
Jir Anderson (Cochiti Pueblo), lead singer for the Jir Project band and founder of Native Guitars Tour
Olivia Komahcheet (Commanche and Otoe), singer, multi-instrumentalist, and graphic designer
Ailani (Santa Clara Pueblo), singer/songwriter
iiwaa (Piipaash, Quechan, Gila River Indian Community citizen), singer/songwriter
Scotti Clifford (Oglala Lakota), singer/songwriter
Break music: Totah (song) The Delbert Anderson Trio (artist) MANITOU (album)