Indigenous Peoples Day: Native American Influence In Rock ‘N’ Roll

Indigenous Peoples Day: Native American Influence In Rock ‘N’ Roll

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Happy Indigenous Peoples Day! Since before rock ‘n’ roll was even born, Native Americans have always made massive contributions to music. Blues, folk, rock, disco, and country have all been impacted by Native American influence. Today we celebrate these artists and bands that have gifted us with amazing music. Here is a list of some musicians and bands with members of Native American decent to listen to today:

Blackfoot (featured above)
Redbone
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Chan Romero
Debora Iyall (of Romeo Void)
Jesse Ed Davis
Jimmy Carl Black
John Phillips (of The Mamas & The Papas, half-Cherokee)
Link Wray
Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad, one-eight Cherokee)
Rita Coolidge
Robbie Robertson (of The Band, half-Mohawk)
Winterhawk
XIT

Watch Redbone perform Come And Get Your Love on The Midnight Special in 1974 here:


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