Bluedog on FIRST PERSON RADIO 5/31/17

Exciting end to Indian Month in Minnesota! Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, May 31st at 9 AM as they talk with Eric Buffalohead in the studio with Joni Weston Buffalohead and Alexandra Buffalohead on the phone. The band has been performing since 2001 and Bluedog released its initial debut “From All Directions: in April, 2005.”A Little White Lie” (2006) received a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) nomination for Best Blues recording. The group was nominated several more times for singles and albums. The single “Get Up & Get Out” won a NAMMY in 2010. Their new release, “Red, White & Blues” has been nomnated for Best Blues Album by the Indigenous Music Awards 2017. All music is written by Joni and Eric Buffalohead and now joined by Alexandra Buffalohead.In addition to Joni, Eric, and Alexandra, other band members are Tom Suess on bass, and Greg Mans on Drums. We will be playing cuts from their new album.
Eric Buffalohead — Guitar
[Ponca: enrolled member of the White Eagle Southern Ponca Tribe in Oklahoma]
Co-founder and lead guitarist, Eric’s 20 years of guitar playing has taken him on a journey of performances in various categories of music including; classic rock, oldies, blues, country and reggae. His real love is the genre of blues and the Bluedog Band has been his chance to play the music that is in his heart.
Joni (Weston) Buffalohead — Lead Vocal
[Bdewakantowan/Dakota: enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe in South Dakota]
Co-founder and singer-songwriter. Growing up and attending church, Joni did not believe she could sing, she could not hit the high notes as the fellow church ladies. Later in life after becoming a mom she was discovered by her children. When Eric’s band toyed with the idea to add female vocals, Joni’s children highly recommended Mom to take that slot. After a few months of singing cover songs, Joni started to write music with Eric. This was the beginning of Bluedog.
Alexandra Buffalohead — Keyboard
[Bdewakantowan/Dakota: enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe in South Dakota]
Alex is the youngest member Bluedog lineup. Alex became a member at the age of 16.  The daughter of lead vocalist Joni and lead guitarist Eric, Alex has the ability to emulate her mother's voice exactly. She has provided well rounded backing vocals and has put years of piano lessons to good use by playing the keyboard, organ and guitar.


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