Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) aired the Gary Small Band on "Oregon Art Beat" . OPB will air interviews with Gary Small, his band members and portions of a special 2-hour concert at Portland's White Eagle.
The feature is a documentary of Gary Small, his songwriting, his views on being Native American and a special home video shot by Gary of the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
The GSB will return again to the Indian Summer Music Festival in Milwaukee Wisconsin September 10-11th and 12th at the Henry Maier Festival Park. Last years performances were very exciting and the crowd was great!!! Marie Collum and the ISMF staff are top notch professionals and deserve big kudo's for putting on this spectacular event. We will see you there!!!
Regular festival hours are 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $9 (advance) $10 (gate) children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets will be available locally, beginning August 1, at various locations as listed on the Indian Summer Web Site. The Indian Summer office is located at 10809 W. Lincoln Ave., Suite #101, West Allis, WI 53227. For more information, phone (414) 604-1000 or visit the Web site at www.indiansummer.org
(Photos from the 2003 Indian Summer Music Festival)
The Gary Small Band latest release "Wild Indians"has been nominated for Best Rock Recording by the Indian Summer Music Awards. "Wild Indians" had previously garnered "Songwriter of the Year" Award by the Native American Music Association.
The 2004 Indian Summer Festival will be the site for Milwaukee's first-ever Indian Summer Music Awards(ISMA). It is devoted to the recognition of both established and emerging artists and their outstanding contributions toward indigenous people music.
This exciting event scheduled for Sept. 11 is an example of how Native American Music is now being recognized around the world and is a true statement for Native American entrepreneurship across the country.
The Indian Summer Music Awards is the result of a partnership between Indian Summer Festival, North America's largest Native American festival, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Office of American Indian Student Services.
The ISMA program seeks to honor the best Native American music that has been commercially released between March 1, 2002 and March 1, 2004. In addition, the awards have been created to increase awareness of the history and diversity of both traditional and contemporary American Indian culture.
Awards will be given in the following 13 categories: blues, contemporary instrumental, country, flute, folk, native spirit (non-Indian), pop, rap/hip hop, religious, rock, spoken word, traditional drum and traditional vocal.
Due to health issues with our band members the Gary Small Band will not be touring for 2005. Gary is currently working on the next Gary Small Band release tentatively entitled "Crazy Woman Mountain". The release date will be late 2005 to early 2006. We would like to thank all of our devoted fans for making us feel welcome and the support bestowed upon has been very inspirational. Please check back often for the updates on the new recording.