13 Red River Métis musicians you should be listening to this summer June 23, 2023

By Jesse Bandura

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Jesse Bandura, a talented Red River Métis musician specializing in country-rock, has been showcasing his artistry from a young age. At the age of 14, Bandura picked up the guitar, and his passion for music only grew stronger from there. He later learned to play the bass guitar and honed his talents by performing as the bassist in his grandparents' family band, Why Knott.

Following his time with Why Knott, Bandura joined his father's band, Sonny & the Hurricanes, touring with the group over the course of four years.

The country-rock singer is continuing his family's musical legacy by leading his own band, "Jesse Bandura Band," performing at a wide range of venues and festivals.

In 2016, Bandura launched an EP that gained notable recognition for one of its tracks, "On the Run," which received airplay on both the Indigenous Music Countdown and SiriusXM radio.

After Bandura's EP, his 2019 single, "Good Time," topped the chart for two consecutive weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. It was also showcased on two distinct Apple Music playlists, Indigenous Now and Indigenous Peoples Day Music.

Bandura's fresh country sound is set to excite fans with his latest single release scheduled for late June of this year

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