Sunday, April 24, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18 - $22

This event is all ages

As one of today’s premier guitarists, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji has

captivated audiences with his Vaughan and Hendrix-like prowess since

coming on the scene with his family band’s award-winning debut album

Things We Do in 1998. The blues world immediately took notice of the

young native musicians from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South

Dakota: a spot on the 1999 B.B. King Blues Tour; their 2000 sophomore

release Circle produced by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s co-songwriter Doyle

Bramhall; a 2002 invitation from the Hendrix Estate to join the Experience

Hendrix Tour-of which Nanji is still a roster member of guitar legends

paying tribute to the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. In 2006, however, the

Indigenous siblings would choose to head in different musical directions

with Mato left to carry on with the band’s name and music. Several

Indigenous discs and musical collaborations later, Indigenous’ 10th

release,Time Is Coming (Blues Bureau International) was released in May

2014. Nanji dedicates the cd to ‘the indigenous youth and all young

people on the indigenous reservations’.

In 2012, The Levi Platero Band, a blues-rock power trio of cousins from

The Navajo Nation in Albuquerque, NM joined Indigenous as support for

what would be dubbed ‘The Kinship Tour’. An award winning band in

their own right, Levi, Douglas and Bronson consider Mato Nanji and

Indigenous one of their biggest musical influences. In the summer of

2014 Mato would once again call upon The Levi Platero Band. This tour,

though, would be different. They would now join Mato as rhythm section

for Indigenous’ east coast tour.
KAVA is a nationally touring psychedelic rock trio comprised of Chicago music veterans Marshall Greenhouse (drums/electronics/percussion), Wilson (guitar), and Ryan Behling (vocals/bass). Their music has been compared to that of Black Sabbath, Tame Impala and the Flaming Lips.
Venue Information:
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941