Native American Band Indigenous deliver their album Broken Lands for 2008. Indigenous were nominated in three categories and won the award for Best Blues album at the Aboriginal People's Choice Music Awards (APCMA). Indigenous is an American blues-rock group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The band originally consisted of two brothers, Mato Nanji (vocals and guitar, b. 1974), Pte (bass guitar), along with their sister, Wanbdi (drums, vocals), and their cousin, Horse (percussion). Their music is heavily influenced by guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. Mato Nanji's style and skill has drawn comparisons to each of these guitarists. The band has also shared the stage with artists of varying musical genres such as B. B. King, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, the Indigo Girls, Jackson Browne.
About the Artist
Guitar virtuoso/singer/songwriter Mato Nanji returns as Indigenous with the new album BROKEN LANDS. BROKEN LANDS articulates an intensely personal record that pays tribute to Mato's Native American heritage. Raised as a member of the Nakota Sioux Nation on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Mato first came to musical prominence when he formed Indigenous with his brother, sister and cousin. In 1998, they released their debut, THINGS WE DO, which received wide, mass reception and included the Top 10 smash hit "Now That You're Gone" and the Top 20 rock singles "Things We Do" and "Got To Tell You." After three successful albums, the siblings went their separate ways, and Mato forged ahead as the face of Indigenous releasing his Vanguard debut, Chasing The Sun. CHASING THE SUN'S fiery blues prowess solidified Mato as one of bluesrock's most exciting talents. BROKEN LANDS marks an augmentation of the Blues into Roots, World and Americana territories, by incorporating native percussion, slide, lap steel and acoustic guitars.