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Indigenous VoicesNov 6, 2020

Canadian singer-songwriter Julian Taylor didn’t set out to make a country record with The Ridge, but the album oozes with authentic tinges of the vibrant, pan-Canadian roots music scene. Based for most of his career in Toronto, it’s not surprising that the album (produced by Saam Hashemi) feels crisp, modern, and listenable, but its inextricable…

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Indigenous VoicesOct 29, 2020

Artist: Raye Zaragoza Hometown: Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NYC Latest album: Woman In Color (Rebel River Records) Personal nicknames (or rejected band names): Ray was my nickname for my whole life. My full name is Rayanna. I added the e when I started playing music! What's your favorite memory from being on stage? My favorite memory…

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Indigenous VoicesOct 19, 2020

Artist: William Prince Hometown: Peguis First Nation – Manitoba Song: "Gospel First Nation" Album: Gospel First Nation Release Date: October 23, 2020 Label: Glassnote In Their Words: "Gospel is by definition 'the good news.' These songs were capable of lifting spirits in the darkest of times. I witnessed it on many occasions. They provided hope…

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Indigenous VoicesSep 4, 2020

Artist: Raye Zaragoza (feat. Colin Meloy on harmonica and Laura Veirs on banjo) Hometown: New York City Song: "They Say" Album: Woman in Color (produced by Tucker Martine) Release Date: October 23, 2020 Label: Rebel River Records In Their Words: "This song is about the dysfunction of American power structures. It’s about how the systems…

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Indigenous VoicesJul 13, 2020

Artist: Cary Morin Hometown: Lives in Fort Collins, Colorado; from Great Falls, Montana Song: "Valley of the Chiefs" Album: Dockside Saints Release Date: August 7, 2020 In Their Words: “A true story told by my great grandmother at my Crow naming ceremony when I was about four years old. It tells of when she was…