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Live every weekday from 9am - 10am Alaska Standard Time.  NAC is the nation's largest electronic talking circle. Our weekday program focuses on news and information relevant to Native communities.
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Mohawk artist Brendt Thomas Diabo is based out of Toronto, Ontario. His sound is reminiscent of legendary acts like Hank Williams Sr. and Johnny Cash with an indie rock twist. Brendt picked up the guitar at an early age and played in a punk band in high school. As Brendt got older, he became inspired by the rockabilly, country, and blues music that was first introduced to him by his grandparents when he was a child. Diabo has toured the U.S. and Canada, once opening for the GRAMMY-winning band, The Kentucky Headhunters, on the Mohawk Reserve of Kahnawake where he grew up.

Earthsongs airs Thursdays at 10:00am and repeats Saturdays at 11:00am. This week features Turtle Clan Mohawk Jimmy Wolf, a blues/rock singer and guitarist with an edge. His songs blend distorted effects with soul, R&B, 50's rock, and Delta-Chicago blues. His latest album, A Tribute to Little Johnny Taylor, is a collection of songs that honors the blues and soul singer who died in 2002. It was nominated for "Best Blues Recording" at the 2014 Native American Music Awards where Wolf also won "Best Male Artist of the Year". Jimmy Wolf joins us on the line this week from Rome, New York.