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We love WIND-UP! -- Gregg McVicar, Host, Earthsongs Syndicated Radio Program
Arigon Starr is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She began her musical journey in Los Angeles, California performing at coffeehouses and Indian benefits in the Southern California area. In 1996, she formed a band and took them into the studio to record her debut CD, MEET THE DIVA. The three-minute pop pieces, rock influences and dazzling vocals found a home on Native and college radio stations around the country.
Entertainment industry folks took an interest in her music as well. Arigon's music was included in the independent feature film, "Naturally Native," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. Other artists on the soundtrack include Donna Summer, Gloria Estefan and Joanne Shenandoah. She was also profiled in British author/photograher's book "Of Earth & Elders: Visions and Voices From Native America," alongside some of Native America's most recognizable faces such as actors Floyd Westerman, Steve Reevis and Larry Sellers.
Her music has also taken her around the world. She performed a three-week tour in the UK (many venues boasting record, sold-out crowds), in addition to performances in New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Arigon was a featured artist at the Second Annual Native American Music Awards in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Artists as diverse as John Densmore, Rita Coolidge and Bill Miller performed and presented awards to a sold-out, cheering audience. The same evening, Arigon was presented with the award for Best Independent Recording for MEET THE DIVA.
Arigon and her band continue to perform live around the country, enjoying steady airplay on a number of radio stations around the country. She continues to write, work and perform her original music and enjoys inspiring people from all walks of life to live their dreams.
Band members: Arigon Starr -- vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
Nicholas Peters -- drums, percussion, vocals
Gay Wahpecome -- backing vocals, flute