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Free Pop Up Christmas Concert
December 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Light refreshments will be served. Free will donations will be accepted.
Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he is a songwriter of the people. Critics have dubbed him as the Native versions of both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen. NDN Kars (Indian cars), his most popular song is considered the contemporary Native American anthem, achieving legendary status and earning him a well deserved cult following. It has been the number one requested song on tribal radio since the 1992. In 2011, he joined the ranks of Jimmy Hendrix, Hank Williams, Crystal Gale, and Richie Valens, and was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame.
Secola is an accomplished artist, garnering awards and accolades as a musician, a singer, a songwriter, a composer and a producer. He is highly skilled with the guitar, flute, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and piano. Keith Secola is a seven-time Native American Music Award winner, receiving numerous Nammy nominations in various categories.
Annie Humphrey is an award-winning singer, songwriter and visual artist born and raised on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota.
“Poetry + music = song. I write songs because there is so much beauty, injustice, sadness and love in the world and there always will be.
These things inspire me. I will never run out of things to write about. The songs I write are simple lyrically and musically. I think that the simplicity makes them powerful. For me, songwriting is a way to say things that I cannot speak because the world moves too fast to care how I feel. The world moves too fast to care about what I have to say, but people will sit in a seat and listen to me sing,” Annie says.
Her first recording, The Heron Smiled, won her national recognition as Female Artist of the Year and Best Folk Recording at the 2000 Native American Music Awards. The title track of her second recording in 2003, Edge of America, was later featured on Chris Eyre’s film Edge of America. She was also nominated for Artist of the Year at the 16th Annual Native American Music Awards for her 2016 album Uncombed Hair. In 2018, Annie was awarded Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards.