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Alexis Sallee

Host & Producer - Earthsongs

Alexis Sallee grew up in Anchorage, Alaska of Iñupiat descent. Her love for sound for film and music started at an early age and found its focus in radio when she joined the KNBA team after graduating high school. After working as an Earthsongs sound editor along with Shyanne Beatty for two years, she attended college at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. There she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts. Alexis now resides in Los Angeles where she hosts Earthsongs and is involved in the audio post production industry.

  Born in northern Manitoba of Finnish and Ojibway background, Marc Meriläinen of Nadjiwan is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nadjiwan’s first release, ‘Brother’. The band’s old-school 90’s rock sound, with native rhythms and some Finnish instrumentation, has been featured in both film and theater productions over the years. On the show this week, we get a preview of the new Nadjiwan album, the band’s 5th release.

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  Award-winning actor Glen Gould is also known as the country-rock recording artist, Donna’s Boy. Born in Nova Scotia and based out of Toronto, he has appeared in TV, film, and theater productions since leaving home to pursue acting at age 19. In 2015, his debut EP On the Road released. With tracks you can dance to, the album expresses political issues and tells stories of what it was like growing up in his Mi’kmaq community, incorporating horns, harmonica, fiddle, and dobro.

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  Ojibwe artist Annie Humphrey, daughter of author Anne Dunn, grew up on the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Learning guitar from her father at a young age, Annie taught herself to play the piano and was writing songs by age ten. Before becoming a mother, visual artist, or career musician, she joined the Marines and also graduated from the San Marcos, California Police Academy. When she decided to focus on music, her children were her biggest inspiration, motivating her to make a living so she could support her family doing what she loved.

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August 8, 2016

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 Peguis First Nation singer/songwriter William Prince just released his solo debut album Earthly Days. A member of the supergroup Indian City, he grew up singing in church and touring with his father, Ed Prince, who was a pastor. William was writing songs at age 13 and helping to produce one of his father’s albums at age 15. He was named “Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year” at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in 2014. The new album Earthly Days features his baritone singing voice and poetic lyrics in a style that resembles the likes of Johnny Cash or Leonard Cohen.

Singer-songwriter Iskwé is a genre-bending Cree/Dené artist from Winnipeg. Her unique brand of trip-hop music is culture conscious, focusing on issues such as the 1,200 missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. Iskwé, whose name means “woman”, is empowered by her native identity, painting her face for performances and working to promote awareness through music. Her self-titled debut album showcases her passion, both flirting with and breaking from contemporary influences. She was named one of CBC Music’s 10 artists to watch in 2016.  

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Formed by award-winning jazz trumpet player Delbert Anderson, The Delbert Anderson Trio is a cutting edge jazz trio composed of Delbert Anderson on Trumpet, Nicholas Lucero on Drums and Mike McCluhan on bass. Representing Delbert’s Navajo culture through melodies inspired by ancient songs of love and war, DAT combines Indigenous melodies with modern funk and jazz. We chat about their debut album, entitled “Manitou”, which was recorded live at The Totah Theatre in Farmington, New Mexico.

Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress of Choctaw descent Mia Sable has been studying acting, music, and dance since she was 4. You may have heard her music on TV shows like Toddlers & Tiaras on TLC, VH1’s Tough Love, and Dance Moms on Lifetime. Most recently, her track “It’s Easy” became the theme song for the Bravo TV show Southern Charm. We chat with her about her LA experiences, from interning at a recording studio to getting music licensed, and what’s next for her music and acting careers.  

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  Fresh Water is an exploratory and experimental album from life-long friends Arlo Hannigan and Bryan Muktoyuk. From Nome, Alaska the group combines Hannigan’s melodies, lyrics, and guitar with Muktoyuk’s native vocables and Iñupiaq drum. Muktoyuk has a history of drumming and singing with the King Island Eskimo Dancers while Hannigan brings experience having worked on various projects as a singer/songwriter. Their separate backgrounds come together in Fresh Water, harnessing a unique musical voice.

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