Interviews from the 2018 Native American Music Awards

Interviews from the 2018 Native American Music Awards

Posted By Paul G November 7th, 2018 Blog

The Native American Music Awards is the world’s largest awards show dedicated to Native American musicians. The star-studded gala will be filled with a VIP pre-show reception, incredible performances by artists like country singer and WWE superstar, Mickie James, and unforgettable moments as some of today’s most talented indigenous musicians are honored.

The 2018 Native American Music Awards were hosted at the Seneca Niagra Casino on October 12, 2018.

PowWows.com was able to talk with several nominees before the awards show.


Geenow, nominee for “Best Music Video Recording For A Narrative


Buggin Malone, nominee for “Best Rap/Hip Hop” and Best Music Video For A Narrative


Tracey Lee Nelson, winner of “Best Blue Recording” for his song “Blues Loving Man”


Jack Flute Holland and Keith Tally, nominees for “Best Instrumental Recording” and “Best New Age Instrumental Song”


Janel Munoa, nominee for “Best Rock Recording” and “Debut Artist of the Year”


Donna Redfeather and Chrissy O'Donnell, nominees for “Best Folk Recording”


Steven Rushingwind, winner of “Best Instrumental Recording” for his song “Rushingwind”


Carol Markstrom, nominee for “Native Heart”


Jan Michael Looking Wolf, nominee of “Best Artist of the Year,” and Paco Fralick, winner of “Song of the Year”


Dave Thundering Eagle Fallis, nominee for “Best Debut Artist of the Year” 


Plamer Tolly & Paul Osborne of “People of the Star Orchestra”, winners of “Best Debut Group of the Year”


 Sten Joddi, nominee for “Best Hip Hop Recording” and “Best Music Video”


PJ Vegas, winner of “Best Indie Artist” for his song “Tears” 


Kelly Derrickson, winner of “Best Female Artist” for her album “I Am” 


Jack Kohler, Executive Director of “On Native Grounds”, a Hoopa tribal non-profit media organization,


Cody Blackbird and Adrian D Thomas of the Cody Blackbird Band, nominees for “Best Rock Recording” and “Best Blues Recording” 


Scott Kalama, nominee for “Best Hip Hop Record” and “Best Music Video Concept”


Sandra Sutter, winner of “Best Americana Recording” for her song “Cluster Stars”


Felipe Rose, the Indian from “The Village People” winner of “Best Dance Song” for his song “Going Back To My Roots”


Desja Eagle Tail, winner of “Best Country Recording” for her song “Never Let Me Go”


Artson, winner of “Best Rap Hip Hop Recording” for his song “Brave Star” 


2018 Native American Music Award Winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Annie Humphrey
The Beast and The Garden

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Calvin Standing Bear
Fly Eagle Fly

DEBUT GROUP OF THE YEAR
Dreamwalker Suite
People of the Star Orchestra

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Kelly Derrickson
I Am

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR
Pine Ridge Flute Society
Waziahanhan Siyotanka Okolakiciye

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Twin Flames
Signal Fire

BEST MALE ARTIST
Randy Wood
Family

BEST AMERICANA RECORDING
Cluster Stars
Sandra Sutter

BEST BLUES RECORDING
Blues Loving Man
Tracy Lee Nelson

BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
Never Let Me Go
Desja Eagle Tail

BEST FOLK RECORDING
Signal Fire
Twin Flames

BEST NATIVE AMERICAN CHURCH RECORDING
Songs of the Native American Church from Oklahoma Vol 5
Oliver Littlecook, O.J. Littlecook, Kyle Robedeaux

BEST HISTORICAL LINGUISTIC RECORDING
Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa
Jeremy Dutcher

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING
Fires of Thunder
Thana Redhawk

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Rushingwind
Steven Rushingwind

BEST POP RECORDING
Safe in the Arms of Time
Rita Coolidge

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
The Journey
Stoney Park

BEST RAP HIP HOP RECORDING
Brave Star
Artson

BEST ROCK RECORDING
Something Inside Is Broken
Native American Rock Opera
Various Artists

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING
Sweat Lodge Songs
Craig Elkshoulder

BEST WAILA RECORDING
All For You
O’odham Nights

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Don’t Let The Drums Go Silent
Saginaw Grant

SONG OF THE YEAR
Women and Water
Paco Fralick and Michael Bucher

BEST SINGLE RECORDING
Left Right Left
Mickie James

BEST DANCE SONG
Going Back To My Roots
Felipe Rose

BEST NEW AGE INSTRUMENTAL SONG
Beginnings
Connor Chee

BEST MUSIC VIDEO CONCEPT
Sky World
Supaman, Bear Fox, Teio Swathe

BEST MUSIC VIDEO NARRATIVE
Lakota WIll Live
Terrance. Jade

BEST MUSIC VIDEO PERFORMANCE
Through the Flood
Indian City

NATIVE HEART
Alexander Van Bubenheim
Don't Let The Drums Go Silent

BEST NATIONAL RADIO PROGRAM
Pow Wow Radio
Pow Wows.com

BEST INDIE ARTIST
P.J. Vegas
Tears

COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
Tonia Jo Hall

HALL OF FAME
JESSE ED DAVIS



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