Three Locals Acts Up for Native American Music Awards

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Three local acts are up for trophies at the Native American Music Awards (Nammys), an American music awards show. Juno-winning rock outfit Eagle & Hawk and blues acts Slidin’ Clyde Roulette Band and South ThunderBird are up for awards at the 9th annual celebrations.

Eagle & Hawk, which was nominated for 2006 JUNO Award for Best Aboriginal Recording, is up for Best Pop/Rock Recording for its album Life Is... The band picked up a trophy in this category at the 2006 Nammys for its recording, Mother Earth.

The Slidin’ Clyde Roulette Band is up for Best Blues/Jazz Recording for Let’s Take a Ride while multiple-Canadian Aboriginal Music Award nominated group South ThunderBird is up for the same award for its latest release, Tough Go.

Two Manitoba-based labels specializing in Aboriginal music have nominated recordings this year. Sunshine Records’ multi-artist compilation CD, 20 Aboriginal Hits, is up for Best Compilation Recording. Internationally-acclaimed singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark’s Blood Red Earth, released on Arbor Records, is up for Best Female Artist and Best Pop Recording.

The NAMMYs feature a diverse group of over 125 nominees with origins as far as Alaska and Hawaii and New Zealand in 25 categories. The Native American Music Awards is a leading membership-based association composed of artists, music industry professionals, and other professionals dedicated to promoting and preserving Aboriginal music through the United States and around the world. The Nammys will take place in Niagara Falls, New York on October 6, 2007.

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