Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Entertainment. Discussion »
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minneapolis American Indian Center will come alive on Saturday for a solidarity concert for Leonard Peltier.
Bluedog is highlighting the benefit concert on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 pm cst at 1530 East Franklin Avenue
Proceeds from the concert will support the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights that will be began on Alcatraz Island on December 18 and to assist the Minneapolis American Indian Movement Patrol.
"I'd like to emphasize the immediate need for financial support," commented Rod Greengrass of Eagle and Condor Productions to the Native News Network. "I will also be coordinating benefit concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque and other major cities nationwide."
Highlighting Saturday's concert are the Bluedog, Ponie Band and Tatanka Ohitika. All are based in the Twin Cities.
The award-winning Bluedog Band is a six piece blues/rock band from Minneapolis. The band won the 2010 NAMMY (Native American Music Award) for Group of the Year. The band was formed in 2001 by Joni and Eric Buffalohead. Bluedog released their debut CD "From All Directions" in April of 2005. The CD received two nominations (Best Blues and Debut Recording) from the Native American Music Awards; and, was also nominated for the best blues category for the Indian Summer Music Awards.
Also appearing will be the Ponie Band, an American Indian blues band and Tatanka Ohitika, whose genre is pop and alternative music.
The concert is a production of Eagle & Condor Production, in association with the American Indian Movement.
posted December 8, 2011 11:10 am est
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