Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
CHICAGO The Platero's will be in concert on Monday night. The Platero's are a family blues rock band that includes lead singer Levi, with cousins Douglas and Bronson, from Tohajiilee, New Mexico, the Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation.
In Concert: American Indian Center of Chicago
They first came on the music scene in 2004, and by April 2005 they were invited to perform at Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the world's biggest powwow. At the time, lead singer Levi was only 12 years old and amazed the crowd, as they witnessed the arrival of another American Indian family band much like Indigenous and Redbone.
Little did they know it was the beginning of a journey that would take them from a small reservation across the entire country, even to the 2009 United States Presidential Ball.
In 2009, they won Best Blues at the New Mexico Music Awards for their 2nd album,
Hang On, and received nominations in 2006 and 2008 at the Native American Music Awards. Their first video,
Forever I'm With You, was nominated for Best Music Video at the 2009 American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, Ca. From 2008-2009, they were selected to join well known Native acts in the 1st Native Music Rock Tour that traveled across the United States.
Their style is a mix of blues with a touch of 1970s rock & roll. Though young, Levi's strong bluesy vocals and amazing guitar riffs have been compared to those of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys, and Mato of Indigenous.
The Platero's in Concert
Monday, October 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm cdt
American Indian Center of Chicago
1630 West Wilson
Chicago, Illinois 60640
posted September 29, 2012 6:00 am edt