Author Archives: Deb Reger

Fires of Thunder-Thana Redhawk

You can hear the spoken word of John Trudell on the tracks Water Is Power and Invision Drops of Dreams.  Thana aka Redhawk Woman gifts us with her spoken word poetry with a back drop of various electronica.  This Native woman can be found on the west coast performing at venues honoring Mother Earth and […]

Good Ol’ Fashioned NDN Lovin-Pipestone

These round dance songs by Pipestone, an Ojibwe group from Wisconsin beg you to dance and laugh at all the ways to love human to human in this modern world.  The lyrics will make you smile.  Play all!

Traditional Songs From Warm Springs- Ellen Squiemphem, Susan Moses, Bernice Mitchell, Adeline Miller

Located in Oregon and sung by the women of the Warm Springs Reservation these songs are representative of the traditional songs song by the people for 100’s of years and presented here so they may be remembered by the future generations. Originally released in 1998 by Canyon Records.  Part of our “Historical Collection” at WRUV […]

Wild Rice Songs Of the Menominee Nation-Myron Pyawasit, Gil-Shik Pyawasit,Wyne Silas Jr, Shane Webster

Ma-ma -chay-tua (the people that live with the seasons) gift us with these social songs of contemporary and traditional origins.  Released by Canyon Records this is a wonderful sampling of great singing and drumming firmly rooted in Menominee traditions. Play all!

Aquene-Grandmother Puddingstone

This is a local Abenaki singing with acoustic guitar accompaniment.  Aquene means peace in Algonquin and these tracks are intertribal and familiar and played at social gatherings and Pow Wow’s.  Play all of these folk songs in Native American genre as well.

Relentless- Thunder Hill

Recorded at University of Oklahoma Pow Wow 2009 by Canyon Records with Thunder Hill.  This drum group is Southern Style with women singing along in vocables.   The songs are traditional with some verse in English.  Hard not to dance with! Play all!

Songs of the Caddo-various singers

Social Dances and Songs recorded by Canyon Records by the Caddo people of Oklahoma at Cultural center in the 1970’s.  Still performed and sung today.

Earl Ray- Traditional Songs of the Salt River Pima

From Canyon Records Earl Ray sings in Pima traditional language and in the 3rd verse an English translation with rattle accompaniment. Earl Ray Lo:dac teaches Pima lanugage classes and has educational organization called Ha;l Hiosik Foundation.  Play all.

My Heart And Soul-Randy Wood

Enjoy these traditional songs with percussion by Will Clipman and songs sung by Randy Wood from Plains Cree heritage.  Randy sings with a passion that uses both traditional language and modern English translations. Vocables are used and enhanced with modern percussion with Will. Play all.

The Beast and The Garden

Writing songs that express love, past, present and future of life and and all living, Annie Humphrey gifts us these songs from an indigenous women encouraging us all to stand up with each other from stopline3 movement to honoring the Earth you will hear her music.  An old classic Geromino’s Cadillac is done so beautifully […]

Dreamkeepers- N’we Jinan and Indigenous Youth

Each track from a different First Nation in British Columbia produced with artist musician Davis Hodges and First Nation’s youth.  With small groups of students writing their own songs and David produces electrifying and meaningful work.  He uses traditional language and makes music videos with the students as well. Play All!

Medicine Songs-Buffy Sainte-Marie

Some very powerful Rock songs in voice and lyrics.  Track one with Tanya Tagaq (Throatsinger) ..some of the older songs are a remix.  play all!!

Keeper Of Secrets-Steven Rushingwind

In this solo album from Steven Rushingwind we are appreciating his flute playing as it travels with wind and stirs the heart-felt emotions.  Play all tracks on this album for the beauty and gentle notes of the native flute from Steven dedicated to his family of Cahuilla Peoples.

Come To Your Senses- Pater Mayhew Band

A cool review in 7-days, “https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/peter-mayhew-band-come-to-your-senses/Content?oid=12093644”  winner of best rock album in 2017.  Album dedicated to Mother Earth…Rock local we appreciate!!  play all

Inside The Tank-Mysteries Of The Night

John Soloman described this album, an empty steel water tower turned music venue .. boasts an abundant amount of resonance, making it one of the state’s standout places to perform and record music. Flautist James Marienthal recorded Alive Inside the Tank there with Mysteries of the Night, his duo with vocalist and percussionist Sarah Gibbons, […]

My Name Is Bear- Nahko

Songs that Nahko first wrote and have the wonderful piano playing and horn section!  Some very mellow tunes Goodnight Sun and Hamakua.  Dragonfly and Be Here Now are favorites with the “Medicine For The People” feel.  Appreciate this special music from award winning Apache/Taino, Nahko.

When Santa Was A Pagan- Georgie Jessup

True to form with great back-up Georgie Jessup gifts us with a truly “tongue in cheek” tales of the season.  Looking out from inside the jailhouse is the Xmas Time In Jessup first track story.  We recommend When Santa Was A Pagan with a wonderful country beat to bring smiles.  http://www.georgiejessup.com for more about Georgie […]

Khu.eex’- They Forgot They Survived

there is electronica, spoken-word and some long reveries to enjoy with this new release by “Khueex” a group with Tlingit musicians that speak original language in this group of musicians that spark your ears and heart to listen with groove intended results.  Enjoy! play all..

Gifts- Bear Fox

Bear Fox is the lead singer with Akwesasne Women Singers who were Native American Music Award winners.  She has written these songs in a traditional and life affirming ways that create both an awareness and respect for traditional lifeways, language and living culture of her people of the Mohawk Nation.  Her songs on this CD […]

Tsionathonisen-Kontiwennenhawi-Akwesasne Women Singers

In this CD produced by Bear Fox Music with the women’s singing group, Kontiwennenhawi (Carriers of the Words) and most known as the Akwesasne Women Singers.  Each song has voice intro in traditional language and is sung with rattle, drum or call and response and in traditional rounds.  Group performs regionally and  recently can be […]

Retribution- Tanya Tagaq

Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq produces her third album with this release which is taking on many awards in the Canadian Music scene (Summer 2017).  There is a big difference in each track with track 1, Ajaaja, there is a sweetness with voice and call and response in balance.  Lots of feeling in this sport […]

Our Beloved Land- R. Carlos Nakai and Keola Beamer

Nice combination and soon to be a classic.  Native tongue and instrumental to be played for comfort enjoyment and appreciation for these talented musicians.  Play all!

Two Worlds Three Worlds- A. Paul Ortega

A wonderful selection for the WRUV FM Library.  The late A. Paul Ortega,  Mescalero Apache, plays guitar and offers explanations to his songs.  Leon Johnson says, “Ortega’s songs celebrate the values of traditional Native American life through a combination of narration, guitar, song, bird calls and other vocable (non-translatable) sounds…” Play all!!

Wahancanka (Remember Me Grandfather)- Joseph Shields, Jr.

Some of these songs would be sung at ceremony so this is quite special to play and hear.  Joseph is a ceremonial singer and medicine man and keeper of Lakota culture.  Play all!

Stick Game Songs of The Paiute- Judy Trejo

Wonderful historical and traditional songs played during traditional stick games.  Judy Trejo makes a great presentation with song and drums.  Play all!     njoy