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November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pmPurchase Reserved Seating
Since November 2009, when well-known Native American entertainer Jody Gaskin moved to the Florida Keys, his kickin’ music presence has been in ever-growing demand. The thriving local music scene has warmly embraced his power-rock voice and soulful musicality along with his apt acoustic and electric guitar skills.
Jody is a consummate performer who “brings it!” to his audiences with an accessible variety of music from adult contemporary, classic rock & blues, and country to Top 40 as well as his own memorable original songs. He also brings in other musical elements such as harmonica, Native American flute, and drumming into the mix, keeping listeners fascinated.
Raised in the Chippewa traditions, Jody grew up in the Sault St. Marie Michigan area, and was surrounded by a rich cultural heritage of music, drumming and community; elements that have inspired his present music.
His unique style fuses the traditional sounds with contemporary rhythms producing a hybrid sound-fusion.
In 1995, Jody signed to Sunshine Records, the world’s largest distributor of Native American music (http://worldwidesunshine.com/ ) He released 6 albums (several of which are award-winning) and toured worldwide for ten years throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, Central America, Canada, Africa, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Asia. The albums still sell top ten worldwide for Native American performers.
“Jody Gaskin’s music focuses on many issues that affect Native Americans in the present and the past. Jody says “We must never forget the past by remembering our traditions, but history is dynamic and we must reflect how our people are living today in a positive light. Prejudice is alive and well in the world and we need people to share a message of unity and similarity instead of disparity and difference.” ~ Sunshine Records
DISCOGRAPHY 1995 – Present
RELEASED THROUGH SUNSHINE RECORDS
Part of Being Anishanabe* (Nominated for Canadian Juno Award)
Jody: Native American Flute Songs*
(Nominated for Canadian Aboriginal Music Award & Praire Music Award)
- Think Good Thoughts*
- Rockin’ the Crow Hop
- Medicine Wheel
- It is What It Is
- Pow-wow Blues
- Native American Flute Songs, Vol. II*